Chris Paul injury update: Suns PG reveals whether he’ll play in team’s elimination game

Chris Paul's groin injury isn’t letting him back on court. The player shows positive willingness on coming back to the court in Game 6, the eliminator.


Chris Paul injury update: Suns PG reveals whether he’ll play in team’s elimination game

Chris Paul (AP Photo/Matt York)

Injury looms around the Phoenix Suns’ bench as Chris Paul hasn’t been able to make his way back on the court. During the second game of the series against the Denver Nuggets, Paul sustained an injury in the third quarter. As the quarter was coming to a close, Paul got entangled with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope from the Nuggets. This happened while both were vying for a rebound, resulting in Paul clutching his groin and leaving the game.

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Since then, the Suns have had to play without their star player, who excelled at moving the ball. The ball movement and setting the rhythm is something that the Suns have struggled with lately. The series between the Suns and the Nuggets in the Western Conference semi-finals has been fiercely contested so far. Both teams have gone back and forth in highly intense matchups. After losing the first two games, the Suns managed to turn things around and even the series at 2-2 by winning their home games. Though, the Suns have lost Game 5, as they now stand on the brink of elimination.

Tim McMahon from ESPN asked Chris Paul about the possibility of him playing in the eliminator Game 6. To this, Paul replied, “We’ll see. I’m trying to.” A win in Game 6 becomes a must for the Suns who would want to keep their hopes of winning the championship alive.

While Paul’s absence from all of these games didn’t come as a surprise to the team, considering his MRI Scan report, it still harmed their game. It’ll be interesting to see if he’ll be back on court in the next game.

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Denver Nuggets cruise past the Phoenix Suns, 118-102 as the latter stand one step closer to elimination

Chris Paul in action for the Phoenix Suns
Chris Paul in action for the Phoenix Suns

Despite the likes of Kevin Durant and Devin Booker giving their level best, the Suns have something missing on the court. It could very well be Chris Paul’s absence that has hindered their chances of breaking the 2-2 gridlock against the Nuggets. Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets have managed to keep pressing the Suns, and the pressure seemed to break their rivals in Game 5. The Suns will hope for a revival in Game 6. Else, they’ll have to catch a flight back home.

Nikola Jokic led the Nuggets and all scorers with 29 points, 12 assists, and 13 rebounds, which was expected. Bruce Brown Jr. was a surprise appearance as he followed Jokic with 25 points of his own. Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr. then followed with 19 points each of their own as the Nuggets dominated the game.

For the Suns, on the other hand, Devin Booker led the way with 28 points, four assists, and six rebounds. Kevin Durant came a close second with 26 points, seven assists, and 11 rebounds. The duo eventually failed to carry the burden of their team as the Suns now stand on the brink of elimination.

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It’ll be interesting to see what changes the Suns plan on bringing into their game in Game 6. Stay tuned for further updates as Game 6 between both teams goes down on Friday!

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