Suns star Chris Paul takes the final rebound of the game from Deandre Ayton, and NBA Twitter is losing its mind over the same
The Pheonix Suns rallied the valley and showed the Bucks who’s boss in Game 1. The host Suns took down the visiting Bucks 118-105 in a dominant Game 1 of the NBA Finals. The Suns had contributions from all of their key players, as they made sure that Giannis Antetokounmpo and co. had no chance to win the game.
Chris Paul and Devin Booker combined for 59 of the Suns’ 118 points. Paul ended the game with a game-high 32 points and 9 assists, while Booker added 27 points and 6 assists. Deandre Ayton had a massive game, scoring 20 points and grabbing 19 rebounds. Ayton was 1 rebound shy of recording his first 20/20 game and was about to do so when CP3 stole it.
— Ben Golan (@BenjaminGolan) July 7, 2021
NBA Twitter loses it as Chris Paul steals the rebound from Deandre Ayton
Deandre Ayton had a massive game in his first-ever NBA Finals. He was a force on the boards and provided timely scoring whenever the Suns needed it. He was about to record his first-ever 20/20 game when Chris Paul stole the 20th rebound at the last second possible.
While Ayton smiled it off, NBA Twitter wasn’t as forgiving. Despite CP3 leading the Suns to a win, all they cared about was the final rebound.
CHRIS PAUL STOLE THE REBOUND FROM AYTON NOOOOOOOOO
— Sagar Trika (@BlazersBySagar) July 7, 2021
Chris Paul took Ayton’s 20th rebound. Won’t forget that.
— 🌍 (@AytonsWRLD) July 7, 2021
Chris Paul at the scorers table trying to tell them to give that last rebound Ayton! Haha
— Gene (@geneayton) July 7, 2021
Deandre Ayton came thisclose to his first ever 20/20 game — one bobbled rebound collected by Chris Paul on the Bucks final miss — and he’s doing this in the NBA Finals against a mammoth Bucks front line.
Suns lead the Finals, 1-0.
— Dave King (@DaveKingNBA) July 7, 2021
Lol Booker was mad at Chris Paul for stealing that last rebound from Ayton. He wanted his boy to get a 20-20 game. Love to see it ✊🏻❤#RallyTheValley
— Timmy Hernandez (@TimboSlice003) July 7, 2021
Chris Paul apologizing to Ayton after that final rebound is so funny
— Logan Newman (@Logan_Newsman) July 7, 2021
The Bucks and the Suns have a day off to regroup, as they face off on Thursday for Game 2 of the NBA Finals.