The Phoenix Suns celebrated a commanding win over the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday night.
The terrific game ended with a 134-105 victory against the reigning champions at home and several stars were shining bright.
Chris Paul, of course, was another great performer for the Suns.
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Paul showed some of his premium skills in the game, especially at the end of the second quarter.
He took the ball to the three-point line, outsmarted Kevon Looney with a wonderful pump fake, and then landed the shot right at the buzzer.
This is classic, vintage Paul and it showed what he still brings to the game, even when his role within the team has diminished a little.
So far this season, Paul has averaged 9.8 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 10.3 assists.
He was scoring 14.7 points last season.
It is worth noting that while he isn’t scoring as much, he is racking up just as many assists and rebounds.
In fact, his 5.5 rebounds this year surpass his 4.4 from the last.
It is clear that Paul is changing the way he plays a bit, focusing more on helping others score than making the points himself.
This is a sign that Paul has come to terms with his age and the power of the young players surrounding him.
Head coach Monty Wiliams is trying to give other guys more time to shine and that means that Paul will be assisting more, and scoring less.
So far, that is working out for the Suns, who now have a 3-1 record.
There will be plays like this from Paul in the seasons ahead but they might not be as common.