NBA Finals 2021: The Phoenix Suns have done it. They have defeated the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals to enter the NBA Finals.
They will face either the Atlanta Hawks or the Milwaukee Bucks from the Eastern Conference.
Chris Paul reaches his first-ever NBA Finals. The 36-year-old vet has never reached an NBA Final having played with the New Orleans Pelicans, Los Angeles Clippers, Houston Rockets, and Oklahoma City Thunder.
𝐖𝐄𝐒𝐓𝐄𝐑𝐍 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐅𝐄𝐑𝐄𝐍𝐂𝐄 𝐅𝐈𝐍𝐀𝐋𝐒 𝐂𝐇𝐀𝐌𝐏𝐒.
More to do. More to come.
— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) July 1, 2021
NBA Playoffs 2021: Tough Road for Phoenix Suns
The Phoenix Suns faced a tough challenge entering the NBA Playoffs 2021. They face the defending champions Los Angeles Lakers in the first round. However, with LeBron James and Anthony Davis injured, the Lakers were not at their best.
It still took the Suns 6 games to knock out the 18-time NBA Champions as they defeated the Lakers 4-2 in the first round of the NBA Playoffs 2021 as Chris Paul missed
In the NBA Western Conference Semi-Finals, the Suns came up against the 2020-21 NBA MVP Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets. Chris Paul, Devin Booker, and Deandre Ayton came up clutch and led the Suns.
They clean swept the Denver Nuggets but this is where the trouble started. It was said that Chris Paul had to undergo isolation due to Covid-19 Health and Safety Protocols.
Breaking: Chris Paul has entered the NBA’s health and safety protocol and is out indefinitely, jeopardizing his availability for the Western Conference Finals.
The news was first reported by The Athletic and a source confirmed to ESPN. pic.twitter.com/CiZWw88sp5
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 16, 2021
Chris Paul had to miss Game 1 and 2 of the NBA Western Conference Finals. Although, it did not have a big impact on the Suns’ team as Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton assisted the Suns to go 2-0 up.
The Clippers without Kawhi Leonard did manage to win the next 2 games to tie the series but could not defeat the Suns at the Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix.
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