Phoenix now leads 2–0 in its second-round series against Dallas after a decisive 129–109 win Wednesday. The Suns exploded for 40 points in the fourth quarter, and the leader of the outburst was Chris Paul.
The point God scored 14 in the final frame and did so by routinely picking on the Mavs’ best scorer in switches.
Despite his brilliance, Paul is being called out by fans for a dirty play in the 4th quarter where he could be seen grabbing the arm of Jalen Brunson and falling over, but refs called an offensive foul on Dallas.
Here’s how social media reacted:
Paul has long established himself as one of basketball history’s great manipulators. When the time comes, he can often bend a game to his will.
After the game, Paul said closing out games was “fun, especially on the road.” He said there are no secrets other than hard work, a team collectively adhering to the philosophy that you cannot cheat the game of basketball.