Phoenix Suns 3 Takeaways From Game 2 Victory over Dallas Mavericks

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Phoenix Suns, Chris Paul
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Phoenix Suns Game 2 Takeaway: Chris Paul Still Owns the Fourth

Chris Paul presently leads the playoffs in fourth quarter scoring with; 82 total points, averaging 10.3 per period on .638/.375/.941 shooting splits. Last night’s final frame, one where he registered 14 points and two assists, came as his fourth double-digit final quarter of these playoffs.

Paul stood accountable for Phoenix’s first 19 points of what went down as a 40-point period, and quite literally took the game over through the aforementioned intentional involvement of Doncic, and exploited any other mismatches that followed.

Devin Booker, who chipped in a quick nine points going 3-3 from deep, mentioned in their Game 6 win over the Pelicans that they call this “hunting,” finding the pigeons of the opposing team. They did so continuously in Wednesday’s fourth quarter, with Paul’s fourth quarter master class serving as the game’s ultimate checkmate, done so in a manner that only he can display.

Once again, he reminded us that he is Mr. Fourth Quarter.