The Best of the Day: June 9th, 2021
CP3’S AGED LIKE FINE WINE & THIS IS HIS BEST CHANCE AT A CHAMPIONSHIP
This year’s postseason is as open as it has ever been before now that Phoenix sent the LA Lakers packing. There are no more proven title contenders left in the West, so it’s all up for grabs. In the past, Paul has been on some good teams but has had injury problems or had the juggernaut Golden State team in his way.
In his only conference finals series, CP3 had Houston up 3-2 but missed the final two games with a hamstring issue and they ultimately lost 4-3 to the eventual champions, the Golden State Warriors. Now, the Suns have a clear path to the Finals and it is riding on his shoulder and the team staying healthy to finally get that first Finals appearance in his illustrious career and get a chance to walk away with a legacy-defining Championship.
CP3 showing off the moves 😯 pic.twitter.com/dzToCY14FV
— NBA TV (@NBATV) June 10, 2021
Chris Paul finished Game 2 with 17 points, 15 assists & 5 rebounds.
He joins LeBron James & John Stockton as the only players in NBA postseason history with at least 15 pts, 15 ast & 5 reb in a game at age 35 or older. (Source: @EliasSports) pic.twitter.com/3BYbufCd7s
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) June 10, 2021
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