NBA Playoffs: Phoenix Suns Crush New Orleans Pelicans’ Dreams

The Phoenix Suns shattered the Pelicans’ comeback dreams. The 115: 109 victory for the visitors required a historic performance from Chris Paul as New Orleans battled to the last and only just missed the next sensation.

New Orleans Pelicans (8) – Phoenix Suns (1) 109: 115 (BOXSCORE), Series: 2-4

It was one of those stories that only the sport writes. Chris Paul almost single-handedly eliminated the Pelicans from the playoffs, setting a playoff record in the process. The playmaker lowered 14 field goals in a row at his old workplace, a feat not seen by any other player since data collection began in 1997. The Point God did not miss a single throw throughout the game (14/14 FG. 1/1 three, 4/4 FT, plus 8 assists), and he did not take any of the throws in the immediate vicinity of the ring.

The playmaker, who played in New Orleans from 2005 to 2011, was emotional after the game: “You can not imagine how emotional every single match was for me. Willie Green is my brother, I talk to him about everything, only during the game. “series, we have not exchanged a word so far, I see his son on the sidelines. That is why he is the coach here, there has not been so much energy here for a long time. I’m just glad we got the win.”

Paul was the game’s top scorer with 33 points, DeAndre Ayton also knew how to please (22, 10/12 FG), Bridges contributed with 18 points. Devin Booker returned from a hamstring injury and had a pretty quiet night with 13 points (and only 12 shots). In the Pelicans, seven players scored double-digit, led by Brandon Ingram (21), Herbert Jones and CJ McCollum all had 16 points.

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