Suns' Chris Paul Lives Up to Point God Status in Epic Game 6 Performance vs. Pelicans

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured Columnist IVApril 29, 2022

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - APRIL 28:  Chris Paul #3 of the Phoenix Suns drives the ball up the court against the New Orleans Pelicans at Smoothie King Center on April 28, 2022 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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Put some respect on Chris Paul's name. 

The Phoenix Suns' superstar went full Point God on Thursday night in his team's Game 6 115-109 series-clinching win over the New Orleans Pelicans. He finished a perfect 14-for-14 from the field and scored 33 points to go along with eight assists.

He recorded 23 points alone in the second half and made history in the process:


CHRIS PAUL'S 14TH CONSECUTIVE MAKE PUTS THE <a href="https://twitter.com/Suns?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@SUNS</a> UP 5 ON TNT 🚨 <a href="https://t.co/WK1iBbv7FL">pic.twitter.com/WK1iBbv7FL</a>


🚨 CHRIS PAUL IS 12-12 IN GAME 6 🚨<a href="https://twitter.com/Suns?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Suns</a> 99<a href="https://twitter.com/PelicansNBA?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@PelicansNBA</a> 100<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NBAPlayoffs?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NBAPlayoffs</a> presented by Google Pixel on TNT <a href="https://t.co/Z41ws4NoQT">pic.twitter.com/Z41ws4NoQT</a>


CP3 IS ON 🔥<br><br>10/10 FG &amp; 23 PTS ON THE NIGHT <a href="https://t.co/VjLtXCFaCk">pic.twitter.com/VjLtXCFaCk</a>

Shams Charania @ShamsCharania

Phoenix Suns‘ Chris Paul sets NBA postseason record for most field-goals made without a miss: 14 for 14.

Make no mistake about it—this was the Chris Paul game:

Point Wob @WorldWideWob

We've just witnessed the all-time Chris Paul Point God game. <a href="https://t.co/srneRbLTOQ">pic.twitter.com/srneRbLTOQ</a>

Jason Gallagher @jga41agher

Chris Paul <a href="https://t.co/K9LwWyoA0E">pic.twitter.com/K9LwWyoA0E</a>

Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill

Chris Paul has entered the “I’ve had enough” portion of the evening

Rex Chapman🏇🏼 @RexChapman

Please keep talking about Chris Paul is old.

Shea Serrano @SheaSerrano

THEM: chris paul can’t close out a series<br><br>CHRIS PAUL: *shoots literally 100% from the field in a close out game on the road*

The Pelicans pushed the Suns in both this game and series, but the Western Conference's top seed was able to close out the game on Thursday. They have Paul to thank for that. 

They needed every bucket. Devin Booker, who returned for Game 6 after missing the past two games with a hamstring injury, struggled to get into a flow throughout the game, finishing 5-of-12 from the field for 13 points. 

And the Pels hardly rolled over, as seven players hit double-digit points, led by Brandon Ingram (21 points, 11 assists, five boards). 

But Paul was the best player on the court, both in this game and in the series. He wasn't going to let it slip out of his grasp, going perfect from the field to ensure his team's victory and advancement to the next round.