Chris Paul was the protagonist of Game 4 of the Finals, but not in the way he would have liked. While Devin Booker was exhibiting reaching 42 points, the All-Star base comes one of his most complicated nights in the playoffs due to his offensive mistake, which led him not only to miss a shot, but to lose up to five balls (the same than the Bucks as a whole). The game ended in defeat, and what could have been an almost final 3-1 turned into a 2-2 that opens the doors wide for Milwaukee. CP3 is clear that this is not the desired scenario, but that does not mean that it will spend a moment thinking about the past. His mind is set on Game 5, winning and taking another step towards the first ring of his career.
“What happened is something that I don’t stop or stop to think about. Although it may be an anomaly, it does happen. During my career I turned things around like this many times. At the end of the day, we have to win the match. I’ll figure it out, ”he says.
His uneven performance in the fourth match also led to rumors about the condition of his right hand. After beating the Clippers in the Western Conference finals, it was the point guard himself who explained that he had suffered a small ligament tear. Asked if that had something to do with his performance, he answered sharply. “Not. I’m good”.
The Suns point guard understands that there would be some euphoria after starting the Finals 2-0 up, but he also makes it clear that in his mind, and in that of the team, there has always been the certainty that it would be difficult to win.
Paul said it’s okay that the Finals are tough, considering all the anguish he had to deal with on the court in 16 years to get here.
“I hate it, but it’s that simple. We have not swept except in a series, so this is what usually happens in a tie. That’s why they make seven games. These are the Finals. It is dramatic. We have to protect the home field and win tomorrow’s game, “he concludes.
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