‘Revival’ Phoenix raises the possibility of returning to Paul in Game 6
- on May 09, 2023
Phoenix Suns (Phoenix) point guard Chris Paul (38) may return in Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals.
According to an injury report released by the Phoenix team on the morning of the 9th (Korean time), Paul will not play in Game 5 against Denver.
Paul injured his left groin during a rebound competition during the third quarter of Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals. Afterwards, Phoenix lost and gave up both Game 1 and Game 2 to Denver.
More than anything, what came as a bad news for Phoenix was that he would miss Game 5 as Poole had to undergo a reexamination a week later. The then 38-year-old averaged 38.5 minutes per game back then with a groin injury.토스카지노
Phoenix coach Monty Williams felt skeptical about replacing the starting players and began to moderate bench resources. In the 3rd and 4th games, Paul’s vacancy was replaced by Cameron Payne, and bench resources such as Landry Shamet, Terrence Ross, TJ Warren and Jock Randale were used.
Phoenix, which successfully made a roster change, brought both games 3 and 4 at home. In particular, in Game 4, Booker, Durant, and even Shamet exploded, winning an ideal victory.
So, if Paul is able to return for Game 6 as scheduled, he will likely be given consideration for playing time. When he conserved his stamina in the regular season this season, Paul showed great concentration. In particular, he shined even more in the play that saved Booker and Durant, who showed off their peak skills in the sense of shooting, and in the two-man game led by themselves.
Meanwhile, Phoenix will face Game 5 at the Ball Arena, Denver’s home stadium, on the 10th. Game 6 will be held on the 12th at the Phoenix home stadium, Footprint Center.