Gambadoro notes that Paul is still in the NBA’s health and safety protocols for the novel COVID-19 coronavirus.
The club won its first game of the series on Sunday, 120-114, thanks in large part to a 40-point triple-double from Paul’s All-Star backcourt teammate. Devin Booker.
This is only the second time in Paul’s 16-year career that the 11-time All-Star has earned an appearance in a conference final. In the playoffs so far, the 36-year-old is averaging 15.7 PPG, 8.7 APG and 4.1 RPG at 31.2 MPG. It boasts a stellar shooting line of .509 / .444 / .912.