“It’s personal”: Chris Paul claps back at NBA ref Scott Foster following brutal ejection during Warriors defeat to Suns

Chris Paul aka “the Point God” is known for his divine talents. He is a great floor general and possesses excellent shooting and ball handling skills. Chris Paul has been a part of multiple teams in his career and whichever team he played for, he would make them objectively better and improve their records.

He possesses great basketball IQ and court vision. Paul is currently playing for the Golden State Warriors along with star players Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green. Paul in his most recent game against the Phoenix Suns, faced a brutal ejection.

Chris Paul talks on beef with Scott Foster

On Wednesday night, Chris Paul’s comeback to Phoenix came to an abrupt end in the second quarter when referee Scott Foster, a former foe of his, ejected the 12-time All-Star.

Foster and Chris Paul have a long and contentious history. The guard has been complaining about Foster’s officiating for almost ten years. Paul now claims that the conflict stems, at least in part, from a long-standing problem involving his son.

“It’s personal,” Paul said. “We had a situation some years ago and it’s personal. The league knows, everybody knows. There’s been a meeting and all that. It’s just a situation with my son. I’m OK with a ref saying whatever – just don’t use a tech to get your point across.”

“I’ve got to do a better job of making sure I’m staying on the floor for my teammates, but that’s that.” Paul said that the incident involving his son occurred during his time as a player for the Los Angeles Clippers, who he played for from 2011 to 2017, but he would not elaborate on the specifics.

With 23.2 seconds remaining in the second quarter, Paul, who was playing in Phoenix for the first time since being traded from the Suns during the offseason, was sent off following a protracted argument with Foster and received his first technical foul.

Kevin Durant shines as Suns beat Warriors

The Phoenix Suns defeated the Golden State Warriors 123-115 on Wednesday night, led by 32 points from Kevin Durant and 25 from Devin Booker. It was the Suns’ fifth straight victory.

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Midway through the third quarter, the Suns led by twenty-three points, but Durant’s technical foul with 19 seconds remaining allowed the Warriors to close the gap to 118-115. With 12.4 seconds remaining, Booker made two free throws to stop the rally. Together, Durant and Booker shot 28 for 29 from the free throw line.

Following Eric Gordon’s free throw halfway through the third quarter, Phoenix extended its lead to 83-60 and went on to lead the rest of the game. The Suns had a 16-point advantage going into the fourth quarter.

The last quarter was peculiar as both teams mainly used their substitutes. As the Warriors mounted a late charge, Suns coach Frank Vogel was forced to substitute Booker and Durant back into the game to seal the victory. Curry and Thompson had both been sitting on the bench.

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