Chris Paul’s concerning stat appears to have cost the Suns Games 3 and 4 vs Bucks
Phoenix Suns superstar Chris Paul has been a bit careless with the basketball in the past few games against the Milwaukee Bucks which might be a cause of concern. The 36-year-old once again struggled on the road in Game 4 against the Bucks, scoring just 10 points while turning the ball over five times en route to a tough 109-103 loss.
After being incredibly efficient with the ball throughout the entire postseason, the Bucks defense seemed to have gotten the best of CP3 as the vet has now tallied a whopping total of 15 turnovers in his last three games (via StatMuse). For context, Paul was only averaging 1.6 turnovers coming into the 2021 NBA Finals.
Chris Paul has 15 turnovers in his last 3 games. pic.twitter.com/XJeyNGQnkv
— StatMuse (@statmuse) July 15, 2021
Paul has had a tough time going up against one of the league’s best defenders in Jrue Holiday. Despite his inconsistency on offense, Holiday has been locked in defensively and has been glued to Paul’s hip every time these two tough guards are matched up. And, it’s clear that CP3 has been bothered by Holiday’s overwhelming defense.
After exploding for 41 points in his NBA Finals debut in Game 1, Paul’s game seemed to have dipped. Aside from his recent carelessness with the rock, his scoring has also gone down game after game as the Bucks continue to adjust and adapt to the 11-time All-Star.
Even with Devin Booker exploding for a 41-point masterpiece on Wednesday, the Suns still couldn’t hang on and escape with a crucial road win to potentially give them a 3-1 lead as they head home for Game 5. Now, with the series tied at 2-2, look for the Bucks to continue to throw everything at Paul and it’ll be interesting to see how the ‘Point God’ will respond.