Phoenix Suns point guard Chris Paul has finally broken his 13-game losing streak when Scott Foster officiates after his team’s Game 2 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers. The streak dates back to April 2013 when Paul’s LA Clippers defeated the Memphis Grizzlies. Despite the win, Paul was seen on camera during the game begging and making a two-handed signal for prayer while having a conversation with Foster.
When asked about the incident during the post-game interview, Paul replied with a smile and said, “I don’t know, I gotta watch the game over.” He also added that he believes in minimizing distractions and that the league knows what it is. He further explained that he couldn’t control the streak and that it has been a thing for a while, so it’s not going to change now.
Although it’s unclear what the conversation was about, it’s safe to say that Paul’s plea to Foster was to end his infamous playoff drought with him officiating. The incident has sparked mixed reactions from fans and analysts alike, with some calling it disrespectful to the official and the game, while others saw it as a humorous gesture to break the streak.
Despite the controversy, Paul’s performance on the court was outstanding, with 16 points, four rebounds, and eight assists in 38 minutes of play. His efforts helped the Suns secure the win and the chance to reclaim home-court advantage from the Clippers in the upcoming games.
As for the alleged begging to the ref, Paul’s attitude towards the incident is one of acceptance, stating that the game is the game, and he can’t control everything. Nonetheless, fans and critics will be watching closely to see if the streak continues or if Paul can finally break the curse once and for all.
Chris Paul-led Suns Tie Series Against Clippers Behind Booker’s 38-Point Explosion
The Phoenix Suns evened their Western Conference Finals series against the Los Angeles Clippers with a 123-109 Game 2 victory. Devin Booker led the way for the Suns with a spectacular 38-point outing, including 25 in the second half, and nine assists. Kevin Durant added 25 points, six rebounds, and five assists, giving the Suns a deadly offensive duo.
While Kawhi Leonard and Russell Westbrook had good games for the Clippers, their production alone was not enough to power L.A. to a second straight win. The Clippers will need more production from the rest of their roster, particularly with Paul George out for the series.
The Suns will now look to make adjustments and prepare for Game 3 in Los Angeles on Thursday night. The victory was especially significant for Chris Paul, who finally broke his 13-game losing streak when Scott Foster officiates, but it was Booker who stole the show with his outstanding performance.