3 Observations from Phoenix Suns Game 3 vs New Orleans Pelicans

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Phoenix Suns, Chris Paul
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Suns Observation #2: Chris Paul is still the Point God

Chris Paul could have been the league’s MVP for the last two years and it would have made all the sense in the world. The Suns would not be title contenders without Paul. Paul’s brilliance is almost taken for granted – the Suns collective dominance often overshadows his individual greatness, which is exactly why he is the Point God.

As the Point God, he elevates his teammates above all else. Paul knows when to assist his teammates and when to close the game out. He completely schools Pelicans rookie forward Herb Jones (who will be a future Defensive Player of the Year candidate) in the game’s closing moments.

After Game 1, it was clear the Pelicans had no answer for Paul. Game 2 was an uncharacteristically bad game for the Suns (Paul still had 17 points and 14 assists). On the road, Paul loves to take over games late when opposing defenses are already worn down.

Chris Paul is so much like legendary NFL quarterback Tom Brady. Like Brady, Paul’s game has gotten even better as he has aged. It is their maniacally-competitive drive that makes them consistently great (and perhaps their plant-based diet). Their leadership capabilities have rarely been matched by anyone in sports.

Clearly, Paul has not aged a bit since his New Orleans Hornets days. Paul will dominate the rest of this series unless if Pelicans Head Coach Willie Green decides to trap him off the pick-and-roll.