The Boston Celtics with their 20-5 record are the best team in the East, while the Phoenix Suns with their 16-8 are the best team in the West.
On Wednesday night, these teams are going to face off and you can bet that people will be paying close attention.
There is more than a passing chance that these two teams could remain competitive all season and may end up facing one another in the NBA Finals.
Even if they don’t, these two squads are always worth watching – especially when they are playing against one another.
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The Celtics are the betting favorites to win the game but the Suns just got some massive news that could change that.
Chris Paul is set to return for Wednesday night’s game, according to the latest reports.
Paul, who has been recovering from a heel injury, has sat out of the game since the beginning of November.
The Suns have obviously continued to power through opponents without Paul, but they are still eager to see him back on the floor and witness the leadership he can bring.
Point God Comes Back
Paul is averaging 9.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 9.4 assists a game while shooting 36.8% from the floor.
Those numbers are lower than what Paul is known for but he’s still been a crucial part of the team, although other players have been stepping up and the team has become more well-rounded with a stronger bench.
Paul brings a level of basketball expertise that is second to none in the NBA and he has strong leadership skills for his youthful team.
Devin Booker has been mostly playing quite well during Paul’s absence but the return of the 12-time All-Star will give Booker a bit of breathing room and take some of the weight off his shoulders.
The return of Paul is very good news for the Suns, and concerning news for the Celtics.