NBA: Phoenix Suns’ Chris Paul Ruled out for Game 3 against Denver Nuggets
This news comes as a shock to Suns fans who were hoping to see their team continue their dominance in the playoffs.
Despite the injury, Paul played through the pain and even led the Suns to a Game 2 victory with 17 points, 5 rebounds, and 15 assists.
This is a significant blow to the Suns, who have relied heavily on Paul's leadership and playmaking ability throughout the season.
According to reports, Paul suffered a right shoulder contusion in Game 1 of the series, which the Suns won convincingly.
Without Paul, the Suns will have to rely on their other playmakers, including Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton, to step up and fill the void.
Booker has been on fire in the playoffs, averaging 27.9 points per game, while Ayton has been dominant in the paint, averaging 15.2 points and 10.9 rebounds per game.
Paul has also been a key factor in the Suns' playoff run, averaging 15.7 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 8.7 assists per game.
Head coach Monty Williams has praised the team's resilience and depth, noting that they have several players who can step up and make an impact.
The Suns currently lead the series 2-0, but the Nuggets are a tough team to beat, especially on their home court.
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