Chris Paul dominates 4th quarter to lead Suns to Game 1 win over Nuggets

Chris Paul, left, scored 14 points in the 4th quarter to help Phoenix beat Denver — CC

Chris Paul scored 21 points — 14 in the 4th quarter — and added 11 assists to lead the Phoenix Suns to a 122-105 win over the Denver Nuggets in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals on Monday night.

Paul is now two weeks removed from a shoulder injury he suffered during game 1 against the Los Angeles Lakers. However, he said that his shoulder is improving as time goes by.

β€œIt definitely loosens up,” Paul said. β€œOne thing about it is you don’t get no practice time. The only way you get a chance to see how it is during the game. It was good. It was fun to get out there and be involved. That last series was, that was tough. I’m glad to be back helping the team.

Nikola Jokic led the Nuggets with 22 points and nine rebounds, but it was not enough to help his team win the game.

 
Chris Paul

 

Christopher Emmanuel Paul , nicknamed “CP3”, is an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association . Playing the point guard position, (wikipedia)

 
 
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Devin Armani Booker is an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association . He attended Moss Point High School in Moss Point, (wikipedia)

 
 
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The Denver Nuggets are an American professional basketball team based in Denver. (wikipedia)

 
 
Phoenix Suns

 

The Phoenix Suns are an American professional basketball team based in Phoenix, Arizona. The Suns compete in the National Basketball Association , (wikipedia)

 
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