There’s a reason he has earned the moniker “Point God” – the man can make plays, score points, and create incredible assists like a true Hall of Famer.
Speaking of his assist, Paul is making a lot of them in the playoffs right now.
Paul is averaging 21.9 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 10.1 assists a game.
— NBA (@NBA) May 3, 2022
This means that Paul has now moved up to fifth place on the all-time playoff assists list.
It’s funny that he’s right behind Kidd because that’s exactly the man who he’s going up against right now.
Phoenix Versus Dallas
The Suns and the Dallas Mavericks are currently battling it out in the second round of the playoffs.
And the Mavericks have a new head coach: Jason Kidd.
Kidd is trying to lend some of his shooting expertise to the team, especially his star player Luka Doncic.
Doncic is a breakout phenom who is easily one of the best guys in the league right now.
But does he have what it takes to shut down Paul and the Suns?
So far, it doesn’t look like it.
In Game 1, Paul put up 19 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 assists and helped the Suns overcome the Mavericks, 121-114.
That’s not a great start for the Mavericks but the series is far from over.
However, it’s hard to overcome Paul especially when he gets into turbo mode.
In Game 6 of the first round, for example, Paul shot a historic 14-for-14 and completely shut the New Orleans Pelicans down.
He can be a huge problem for his opponents and the Mavericks will need to stop him in order to win.