Chris Paul talks about his egregious turnovers in Game 4 with Rachel Nichols and how the Suns can win the crucial Game 5 against the Bucks.
Chris Paul has been on a downhill trajectory in his past 3 games in the NBA Finals. After dropping 32 points on 12-19 shooting in Game 1, the ‘point God’ started to spiral and this led to an atrocious Game 4 performance where he notched merely 10 points and had 5 turnovers in the process. His last turnover came in the final minute where the Suns could’ve regained the lead.
With the series all tied up at 2 a piece, the Finals have now turned into a best-of-three with the Phoenix Suns having 2 out of those 3 games at home. Homecourt advantage has been crucial during this series and so if it were to go to Game 7, Chris Paul and the Suns should be given the benefit of doubt in terms of digging out a win.
Paul talked about having homecourt advantage with Rachel Nichols following Game 4 and said that they are clearly in a great spot to win it all. In this same interview, he opened up about his Game 4 play and his relationship with Monty Williams.
Chris Paul talks about his Game 4 mishaps and delves into his relationship with Monty Williams.
Chris Paul is very aware of the fact that he had a dud of a Game 4 and this is definitely the first step in moving forward to bigger and better games. He told Rachel Nichols that scoring isn’t everything but at the same time, the Suns are incredible in that department. So, to take advantage of their offensive firepower, they need to turn the ball over less.
Sat down with Chris Paul before the biggest game of his career so far to talk what a title would mean to him, his relationship with Monty and yes – turnovers. (When an NBA Finals is tied 2-2, whichever team wins Game 5 goes on to win a ring 72% of the time. Will it be the Suns?) pic.twitter.com/gBAtZgSicO
— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) July 17, 2021
When it comes to his relationship with bench boss, Monty Williams, he said what everybody already knows and that’s that they are close on and off the court. The two were paired together in Paul’s final season as a New Orleans Hornet and were tight even after CP left for the Clippers.
Upon being asked about how prepared Chris Paul and the Suns are for Game 5, he said that they most certainly are and that the game will be sloppy. Finals series usually delve into games where the game plan is to merely survive. This series is shaping up to be that way and CP3 looks ready for it all.