The 36-year-old Chris Paul has never reached the NBA Finals.
But the athlete is seeking to give this NBA season a twist along with the Phoenix Suns unit which surprisingly rose into the second spot in the hearts of everyone.
On Thursday (AEST), the Suns furthered its lead on the second round to 2-0 against the Denver Nuggets following a separate Paul masterclass. The team was done dealing with the Los Angeles Lakers in six games.
Phoenix dumped more pressure on Denver to bag Game 2 at home 123-98. Jamal Murray was absent from Denver, while the Suns retreated in the second half.
A 52-42 lead into the break was won by Monty Williams’ team, and they scored 34-25 in the third quarter, causing them to shelve the game without grave anxiety.
Paul explored more and found himself in Oklahoma City after his failure to land a spot with the Los Angeles Clippers and Houston Rockets. Eventually, he was one with the Phoenix which he helped push forward.
While he ended with 17 points, Paul’s typical playmaking has made a hit on the show. He recorded a total of 15 assists, zero turn-overs, and tallies 26 dimes over the Nuggets in a couple of games. The veteran guard has only turned over the ball for once.
He scored 15+ points and about the same number of assists in his third career game in the postseason.
The Suns, despite their lack of experience, have rapidly made itself a valid title challenger. Two players from the team scored double digits in a game against the Nuggets on Thursday. Devin Booker won the most scores with 18.
“It was a team effort once again,” Paul said post-game. “We knew how important this game was. Last series it went 1-1 when we went to LA. We just wanted to maintain home court advantage and get the win.”
“Just reading the game, just finding open guys, picking my spots. We’ve got an unbelievable team,” he added.