Suns guard Chris Paul cleared to play in Game 3 against the Clippers

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Posted at 1:27 PM, Jun 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-24 16:57:26-04

PHOENIX — Chris Paul is expected to play for the Phoenix Suns Thursday night in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals against the Los Angeles Clippers.

Paul was upgraded to available from probable on the league’s injury report and participated in the team’s shootaround Thursday afternoon.

He missed the first two games while in the NBA’s health and safety protocols since June 16.

The 36-year-old point guard averaged 25.5 points, 10.2 assists and 5.0 rebounds in the second round against Denver. He scored a game-high 37 points in the final game of the series on June 13.

Despite not having Paul, the Suns have won both games against the Clippers in the Western Conference Finals and hold a 2-0 lead heading into Thursday's game in LA.