Paul missed Game 5 of the Western Conference Semifinals

The Phoenix Suns can’t pack their power this time either.

According to ESPN reporter Tim McMahon, Phoenix’s ‘CP3’ Chris Paul (guard, 183cm, 79kg) will miss Game 5 of the Western Conference Semifinals.

Game 5 will be held on the 10th (Korean time). Phoenix got the series back on track by winning the last two home games against the Denver Nuggets despite Paul’s absence.

The absence put Paul out of three consecutive playoff games.

He couldn’t avoid an injury during the last two games. He used to injure his hamstring or groin in the playoffs, but he got hurt again this time. Upon examination, it was diagnosed that he would have to be re-examined in 1 week. Even if he runs, he is expected to play only at the end of this series or the next round.

Despite Paul’s absence, Phoenix performed well with a one-two punch. At home, he showed off formidable firepower and beat Denver. Kevin Durant and Devin Booker are averaging over 41 minutes apiece this series and are averaging a combined 68.3 points. In the last 4 games, each was responsible for 36 points.

Even at the beginning of the series, Phoenix was greatly pushed by Denver. They played a game that was difficult to win by conceding many points in enemy territory. The reliance on the one-two punch became severe, and no one was given a chance on the bench. However, from the middle of the series, the bench power is finally stepping on the court.바카라사이트

There is no reason to rush Paul’s return as a Phoenix successfully counterattacked in the home and balanced the series. This is because the results of the reexamination conducted around the weekend are important. If Phoenix wins Game 5, they have room to save Paul in Game 6 as well. However, if he loses on this day, Paul may step on the court in Game 6.

Paul has appeared in 59 games this season. He recorded 13.9 points (.440 .375 .831), 4.3 rebounds, 8.9 assists and 1.5 steals in 32 minutes per game. The average score has declined since the 2019-2020 season. However, the number of assists remained the same.

However, in the playoffs, he averaged 12.4 points (.418 .321 .500), 5 rebounds, 7.4 assists and 1.7 steals in 35.7 minutes in 7 games before the injury. He looked solid last playoff by averaging 17.5 points, but his aging and the addition of Durant appear to have significantly reduced his scoring average.

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