Chris Paul is still unable to return to the court for the Phoenix Suns. In the third quarter of the second game in the series, Paul was injured. Paul was tangled up with Kentavious Cadwell-Pope, a Nuggets player, as the third quarter came to an end. Paul was unable to continue the game after he clutched his groin.
The Suns had to play since then without their star player who excelled in moving the ball. Recently, the Suns struggled to set the rhythm and move the ball. The Suns vs Nuggets series in the Western Conference Semi-Finals has been fiercely competitive so far. Both teams have been involved in intense matches. The Suns won their home games after losing the first two. This evened the series and brought it to 2-2. The Suns lost Game 5 and are now on the verge of elimination.
Tim McMahon, from ESPN, asked Chris Paul if he could play in the elimination Game 6. Paul responded, “We’ll have to see.” I’m trying .”. A Suns win in Game 6 is a necessity if they want to have any hope of winning the championship.
Paul’s absence in all these games was not a surprise for the team. However, his MRI scan report still hurt their game. It will be interesting to see whether he returns in the next match.
Denver Nuggets rout Phoenix Suns 118-102, as the latter moves closer to elimination
The Suns are missing something on the court, despite Kevin Durant and Devin Booker doing their best. Chris Paul could be the reason why the Suns are unable to break the Nuggets’ 2-2 tie. Nikola Jokic, the Nuggets and their pressure on the Suns has been effective. The Suns were unable to resist the Nuggets’ pressure in Game 5. The Suns are hoping for a comeback in Game 6. If they don’t, then they will have to fly home.
Nikola Jokic, who was expected, led all scorers and the Nuggets with 29, and 12 assists. He also had 13 rebounds. Bruce Brown Jr. made a surprise appearance and scored 25 points to follow Jokic. Jamal Murray, Michael Porter Jr. and then each scored 19 points as the Nuggets won the game.
Kevin Durant was a close second, with 26 points and seven assists. The Suns are now on the verge of elimination as both Booker and Durant failed to carry their team.
It will be interesting to see the changes that Suns intend to make in their game for Game 6. Keep an eye out for more updates as the Game 6 between these two teams takes place on Friday!