Chris Paul Hit With Injury Bug As Suns Drop Another Game

Things are not going well for the Suns.

BYAlexander Cole
Chris Paul Hit With Injury Bug As Suns Drop Another Game

Chris Paul and the Phoenix Suns are not having a very good time right now. Overall, the Denver Nuggets have proven to be a lot tougher than they expected. Moreover, the Suns have no depth. Aside from Paul, Devin Booker, and Kevin Durant, the team has no bench. We saw that in Game 1 as the bench scored a grand total of seven points. On Monday night, they weren't much better as they scored eight points. Subsequently, the Suns lost again as the Nuggets put on a defensive clinic.

At this point, the Nuggets are up 2-0 in the series, and there isn't much hope that the Suns can recover. Sure, the series is going back to Phoenix, but this could very well be a case of too little, too late. Furthermore, things are going from bad to worse here as Chris Paul found himself with a groin injury during the third quarter of Game 2. In the clip down below, you can see Paul clutching his groin area before leaving the game entirely. He never came back, and the Nuggets subsequently came back and won the game.

Chris Paul Goes Down

During the first 25 minutes of action with Paul on the floor, he scored eight points. Overall, this is not a lot, but he is an effective facilitator for guys like Booker and KD. Now, there is a ton of uncertainty considering whether or not he will play in Game 3. If Chris Paul is officially out, then consider this series over. In fact, this could end up being a full sweep. The Nuggets are just too powerful right now, and Nikola Jokic is on another level. At this point, it is clear who the real MVP is.

Moving forward, it is going to be very interesting to watch how things develop. The Nuggets are likely going to the Western Conference Finals, and the Warriors or Lakers will be on the other side. Needless to say, these playoffs are going to be very interesting. Let us know who you think is taking the championship this year, in the comments below. Additionally, stay tuned to HNHH for more updates from around the basketball world.

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About The Author
Alexander Cole is the current Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop. He started at HotNewHipHop back in 2018 where he began as a Sports and Sneakers writer. During this time, he has shown an expertise in Air Jordans, Yeezys, and all things that have to do with Nike. His favorite kicks are the Air Jordan 1 High OG, the Air Jordan 4, the Air Jordan 6, and the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 in the "Beluga 2.0" colorway. Although his collection might not be the biggest, he is always looking to add new styles to it. When it comes to sports, Alex has a particular interest in the NBA and the NFL. His favorite teams are anywhere LeBron goes, and the Kansas City Chiefs. As a Montrealer, the Montreal Canadiens hold a special place in his heart, even if they haven't won the Stanley Cup in his lifetime. Alex also works for the Concordia Stingers, where he provides play-by-play and color commentary for the football, hockey, and basketball teams His favorite hip-hop artists are Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, and Lil Uzi Vert.