According to league sources, Suns star Chris Paul will be available for Game 3 after missing Games 1 and 2 with COVID. FanDuel has the current line at Suns -4, and taking Phoenix could be a risky play, considering the force L.A. is expected to play with down 0-2 in the series.
Health Update | Game 3:— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) June 24, 2021
Chris Paul: AVAILABLE – Health and Safety Protocols pic.twitter.com/B8kISeE81y
Suns say Chris Paul is officially available for Game 3 against the Clippers tonight.— Jovan Buha (@jovanbuha) June 24, 2021
Clippers are in trouble
The Phoenix Suns have found ways to win without Chris Paul. But with him? Paul George and the Clippers have a problem. Role players like Cam Payne and Cam Johnson have shown they’re ready to score without being set up by Paul. It’s really an endorsement of head coach Monty Williams and his staff that no injury or absence can rip this team apart. The Phoenix Suns are a freight train that can’t be stopped, and with Paul now returning, the Clippers are out of luck.
What I am saying, however, is that the Clippers should be scratching and clawing to win this game. That’s why that -4 line is a dangerous game to play. If it were my money (which it will be shortly), I would anticipate a close game that my Suns will, of course, win. So take the Clippers to cover and watch the money pile up.
Suns in 4.