Suns standout Chris Paul out for first game of Western Conference Finals
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - The Suns’ Chris Paul will reportedly not be playing in Sunday’s game, the first game of the Western Conference Finals, according to the NBA.
Paul entered the NBA’s COVID-19 “health and safety protocols” earlier this week and was sidelined for an “indefinite period of time.” It’s not clear if he’s vaccinated or if he may have to isolate for some time if he tests positive. The NBA injury report Saturday night lists Paul as “out” for Sunday’s game.
The last time the Phoenix Suns were in the Western Conference Finals was 2010. They’ve also won the Conference title in 1976 and 1993 but the team has yet to win the championship.
Paul, 36, has been essential to the Suns all season, including when they defeated the L.A. Lakers in Round 1 and then swept the Denver Nuggets in Round 2. This will be CP3′s second time in the Western Conference Finals. He went in 2018 with the Houston Rockets, but an injury kept him out of Games 6 and 7.
Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers is set for 12:30 p.m.
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