After a shoulder injury almost made him miss important games for the Phoenix Suns in the first round of the 2021 playoffs, Chris Paul is back and dominating the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference semifinals.
The veteran point guard is leading his team to have a flawless run this postseason, eliminating the defending champions Los Angeles Lakers first. The next goal is to eliminate the newly-crown 2021 NBA MVP Nikola Jokic and co.
They have won Games 1 and 2 of the series with a combined 42 points of difference. Paul has played a vital role in these situations, toying with the Nuggets at the Phoenix Suns Arena.
Coach Michael Malone was displeased after his team went 2-0 down against Phoenix, pointing out that CP3 isn't seeing them or feeling them or anything. Instead, he's playing like he's alone on the court, and the Nuggets haven't prevented that.
"Chris Paul doesn't see us, he doesn't feel us, and we're not impacting him in any way, shape or form."
Paul finished the night with 17 points, 5 rebounds, and 15 assists, recording a historic night with zero turnovers.
Like its leader, this Suns team is inspired, and Malone needs to make some significant changes before it's too late for them. The good news is that the series is headed to Denver now, where the Nuggets can come back. However, if they fell to 3-0, this will be over for them.
This team is looking to win the championship and improve what they did last year in the bubble (Western Conference Finals). Still, the path to that goal is anything but easy. CP3 is trying to win his first NBA championship, and seeing the way this team is playing, he has a big chance to do so.