“I’m glad I was able to play and help the team.”
In the fourth round of the first round at Staples Center on the 30th, the Sands vs Lakers match, Chris Paul, who continues to play with a shoulder injury, pulled the team with 18 points and 9 assists, and Sands 100- I won 92.
Suns commander Monty Williams initially intended to miss Paul. However, Paul volunteered to participate in the situation where the Lakers would take the check if he lost. Williams revealed the content of the conversation he had with Paul after the match.
“He said,’Coach, let me start. If you think you’re not your usual self, you can lower it.’ I had to trust him.”
“I’m glad I had a good relationship with my coach,” Paul said at the press conference. “I told my coach that I could lower it if it didn’t work. I told everyone on the team,’Maybe it’s only 2 minutes, maybe I can play 32 minutes, but I have to try my best. Don’t do it. “
“I haven’t touched the ball since the previous game. There weren’t many players who missed this season, and I’ve decided how to do it. I’m glad I was able to play and help the team.”
Teammate Cameron Payne said, “He’s a big time player. With him, it’s easier to play and our level goes up. Throughout the season, he’s our quarterback. It’s a plus for the team to have him find and give him a pass, “said Paul.
With one win in the enemy territory, Sands pulled the series back to Even with two wins and two losses. Paul said, “I still have 2 wins and 2 losses. I have a lot of work to do.”
Round 5 will be held on June 1st. When asked for advice to a young player, Paul said, “I haven’t had a few days until the next match. I only have one day in the middle. I have to rest and recover. Round 5 will be a dogfight.” I answered.
The Lakers’ Anthony Davis hurt his groin during the match and didn’t play in the second half. It’s unclear if Davis will be able to play in Round 5, but the champion who knows where to play the series will win anything, especially LeBron James. Paul, who is also experienced, recognizes the importance of the next race. At the end of the interview, he sent a message to Home fans.
“Phoenix, we need everyone’s strength in the next game.”