Paul missed the first two games of the Western Conference Finals series because he had been in the league’s health and safety protocols since last Wednesday. Before being fired, the 36-year-old goalie averaged 25.5 points with 41 assists against five turnovers in the Denver Nuggets ’second-round Suns.
Phoenix leads the current series against LA, Paul’s former team, 2-0.
In related news, Kawhi Leonard is officially discarded for the Clippers for Game 3. This will be the fifth straight game LA will play without the star forward as it recovers from a right knee sprain that sustained it in Game 4 of its Western Conference semifinal series against to the Utah Jazz.
Chelena Goldman he grew up on a street where boys played street hockey and played baseball and football on the radio was a standard – making life as a sports geek look perfect. She believes in dominance over the blue line, good red wine, and in the theory that one can never be too overdressed for any occasion. You can find her gabbing via on Twitter at @ChelenaGoldman.