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Game Recap: Suns get blown out by Atlanta, 132-100

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports It was not the Suns night. On to the next one. The Phoenix Suns did not play good basketball tonight. We could go in-depth on why, but to put it in simple terms: the Hawks brought it and the Suns did not. As Eddie Johnson said on the broadcast: “The NBA season is an 82-game marathon. Nights like this happen.” Phoenix drops to 27-26 on the season, with a 4-2 record since Chris Paul’s return from injury. Tonight Mikal Bridges and Deandre Ayton showed up to play, but unfortunately no one else did for the Suns. The bench unit was...

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Chris Paul carrying heavy workload to push Suns to wins

Photo by Christian Petersen/ Should Monty monitor the Point God’s minutes? If he want’s to go fast, let him go fast. The Phoenix Suns are 3-1 in their last four games since Chris Paul’s return following a hip injury he sustained on January 6 against the Miami Heat. The 37-year-old point guard has been a welcome sight for a team riddled with injuries throughout the 2022-23 NBA season. Having the Point God back has not only added leadership on the court, it’s provided another consistent scoring threat, allowing Monty Williams to reset some of his guard rotations,...

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James Jones must be active to bolster team

When things start to look up for the Suns’ injury woes, their bad luck strikes again. Despite Cam Johnson and Chris Paul making long-awaited returns to the team last week, two more Suns found themselves unavailable for the subsequent games. Deandre Ayton and Landry Shamet have been inactive since picking up a bug and an […] James Jones must be active to bolster team - Valley of the Suns - Valley of the Suns - A Phoenix Suns Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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4 Rreasons the Suns are better with Johnson back in the team

Although he has only played in three of the four straight Phoenix Suns wins since returning from a knee injury, Cameron Johnson’s positive influence on the team is apparent. For the last six weeks, the Phoenix Suns have struggled as a team, as injuries have taken a toll on the team. With Johnson, Chris Paul, […] 4 Rreasons the Suns are better with Johnson back in the team - Valley of the Suns - Valley of the Suns - A Phoenix Suns Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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RUMOR: Suns identify 3 potential trade targets for post-Chris Paul future

  The Phoenix Suns are in a weird spot. The injury bug plagued the Suns all season and is clearly the biggest reason behind their downward spiral to the bottom half of the Western Conference standings. With the way the West is bunched up together in the win-loss column, Phoenix can conceivably resuscitate this season […] The post RUMOR: Suns identify 3 potential trade targets for post-Chris Paul future appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Paul returns, Suns hold on for 112-110 win over Grizzlies

Chris Paul had 22 points and 11 assists in his return after missing seven games with a hip injury, leading the Phoenix Suns over the Memphis Grizzlies 112-110 on Sunday night.

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Three-game win streak pushing Phoenix Suns back up Western Conference ladder

A three-game win streak has lifted Phoenix from 12th to seven in Western Conference as Chris Paul (hip) and Cam Johnson (knee) are back from injury.       

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Recap: Suns blaze to 29 point lead, hold on to beat Grizzlies, 112-110

Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via Chris Paul had a triumphant return for the Phoenix Suns, leading the team to a win over West power Memphis The suddenly surging Phoenix Suns built a 29-point lead in the first half against the Memphis Grizzlies and had a 28-point lead midway through the third quarter, but then got into foul trouble, lost their aggression and let the Grizzlies get all the way back into the game. The Suns got Cameron Johnson and Chris Paul back from injury in this one, but were still missing a handful of players including a pair of starters in All-Star...

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Chris Paul, Deandre Ayton injury updates vs. Grizzlies

Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul was listed as “probable” with a hip injury before the team faces the Memphis Grizzlies, according to a tweet from Arizona Republic Suns Insider Duane Rankin. Center Deandre Ayton was listed out with an illness. Paul could miss his eighth straight game after he left a matchup against the Miami […] The post Chris Paul, Deandre Ayton injury updates vs. Grizzlies appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Stephen’s Study: Efforts-galore drives the Suns to an all-impressive, gritty win

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports A comprehensive attack nets the Suns their second win in a row, improving to 2-0 in this homestand. Coming into this one sans Ayton (non-Covid illness) and Cam Johnson (injury management), not to mention Chris Paul, Devin Booker and Jae Crowder still being out, the Phoenix Suns would trot out their league-most 18th different starting lineup of the season. In that, they would piece together a litany of efforts via presented opportunity, and remain collectively up to the task, garnering a win behind an elite “next man up” showing. 1.)...

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3 players Suns must move ahead of 2023 NBA trade deadline

The Phoenix Suns appear to be having some problems, and it’s not only Devin Booker’s groin injury. Chris Paul hasn’t been himself this entire season, and the forward positions have two obvious openings since Cam Johnson’s knee issues and Jae Crowder’s trade situation. As a result, the Suns are mired in 10th place in the […] The post 3 players Suns must move ahead of 2023 NBA trade deadline appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Is Chris Paul playing vs. Nets?

Phoenix Suns point guard Chris Paul has missed the last five games with a hip injury. The last time he played was on January 6th against the Miami Heat, when he scored five points in a 104-96 Suns loss. Without Paul, the Suns have struggled as of late — the team owns a 1-4 record […] The post Is Chris Paul playing vs. Nets? appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Suns star Chris Paul gets optimistic injury update ahead of matchup vs. Nets

Chris Paul has been out of commission for the Phoenix Suns for five straight games now due to a hip injury. It sounds like the 37-year-old is closing in on his return, and he now has a chance to suit up on Thursday when the Suns take on a Kevin Durant-less Brooklyn Nets side. Chris […] The post Suns star Chris Paul gets optimistic injury update ahead of matchup vs. Nets appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Suns stars Chris Paul, Deandre Ayton injury status vs. Timberwolves, revealed

Things aren’t looking up for the Phoenix Suns on the injury front. This team is dealing with a considerable injury bug right now, and unfortunately for them, it doesn’t seem like things are going to improve in time for the matchup against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night. According to Suns beat reporter Duane Rankin […] The post Suns stars Chris Paul, Deandre Ayton injury status vs. Timberwolves, revealed appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Cameron Johnson reveals much-needed return timeline as Suns slump

The Phoenix Suns have been one of the worst teams in the NBA as of late. After starting 19-12, their record has fallen all the way to 21-22 amid injuries to Chris Paul and Devin Booker. Fortunately, one of their key players, Cameron Johnson, should be able to return. Phoenix was blessed with positive injury […] The post Cameron Johnson reveals much-needed return timeline as Suns slump appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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RUMOR: Suns’ latest trade plans involving Jae Crowder, Chris Paul’s future

The Phoenix Suns have found themselves involved in trade talks for much of the season, especially with them yet to find a resolution to the Jae Crowder situation. And amid Devin Booker and Chris Paul’s injuries, the Suns’ need to make a move has only grown, especially with the trade deadline approaching. Thus, the Suns […] The post RUMOR: Suns’ latest trade plans involving Jae Crowder, Chris Paul’s future appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Suns stars Chris Paul, Deandre Ayton’s final injury status vs. Nuggets, revealed

Despite missing all of their stars on Tuesday night, the Phoenix Suns still somehow managed to secure an unlikely win against the returning Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors. The Suns will now need to do it all over again on Wednesday night, with Chris Paul and Deandre Ayton unable to suit up again […] The post Suns stars Chris Paul, Deandre Ayton’s final injury status vs. Nuggets, revealed appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Chris Paul injury update revealed before Suns take on Cavs

Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul is one of a number of players on the roster who has seen their share of injury woes this season. With that said, there was hope for Paul to be in the lineup when the Suns battle the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight at the Footprint Center in Phoenix. Sunday afternoon, we […] The post Chris Paul injury update revealed before Suns take on Cavs appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Chris Paul fuels fan frustration with injury exit in Suns vs. Heat

The Phoenix Suns just can’t catch a break from injuries. After Devin Booker, who remains out due to groin strain, it’s now Chris Paul who sustained a health setback. On Friday against the Miami Heat, Paul was forced to leave the game due to a hip injury. The team called it right hip soreness, though […] The post Chris Paul fuels fan frustration with injury exit in Suns vs. Heat appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Suns update: Cameron Payne (right foot sprain) out at least two weeks, Chris Paul (sore right hip) day-to-day

Cameron Payne previously missed nine games with a right foot strain he suffered in a Dec. 13 loss at Houston.       

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Preview: Suns look to halt skid against Heat

Photo by Megan Briggs/ Back at Footprint for the first time following a 1-5 road trip, the Suns are searching for answers Who: Phoenix Suns (20-19) vs Miami Heat (20-19) When: 8 p.m. AZ time Where: Footprint Center, Phoenix, AZ Watch: ESPN Listen: 98.7 FM DraftKings betting lines: Suns are +1 with a -105 moneyline Probable starters: Suns: Chris Paul, Landry Shamet, Mikal Bridges, Torrey Craig / Dario Saric, Deandre Ayton Heat: Kyle Lowry, Tyler Herro, Jimmy Butler, Caleb Martin, Bam Adebayo Injury Report: Devin Booker (groin), Cam Johnson (meniscus), and Jae Crowder...

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Game Recap: Suns lose heartbreaker to Cavs in final moments, 90-88

David Richard-USA TODAY Sports The Suns just didn’t have enough juice to steal this one. This one could be the straw that broke the camel’s back when we look back at the potential downfall of the Phoenix Suns. They really needed this one. There are only so many moral victories you can get before you truly need to stop the bleeding. Right now, the Suns need a win in the worst way. Chris Paul wanted this one desperately as well. The veteran point guard had one of his best games of the season and played 40 minutes trying to will this team to victory, but came up just...

Did James Harden take a dig at Chris Paul with Russell Westbrook comments? | Jalen & Jacoby

Jalen Rose deciphers whether James Harden was taking a dig at former Houston Rockets teammate, Chris Paul while expressing his excitement to play with Russell Westbrook in the postseason. #NBA ✔

Chris Paul in the Body Issue: Behind the scenes | Body Issue 2019

Take a look behind the scenes of Oklahoma Thunder point guard Chris Paul’s ESPN Body Issue shoot, and listen as he discusses the parts of his body that are most important to his success on the court and the evolution of his diet. ✔

Luka Doncic says the Mavericks will make the playoffs | BS or Real Talk | The Jump

Rachel Nichols, Malika Andrews and Nick Friedell play "BS or Real Talk," discussing (0:00) Oklahoma City Thunder guard Chris Paul saying he'd be even better if he had Boban Marjanovic's height; and (1:56) Luka Doncic saying the Dallas Mavericks will make