Suns' Chris Paul officially available for Game 3 vs. Clippers
Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul (3) against the Los Angeles Lakers during Game 2 of the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Phoenix Suns Arena.  Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Chris Paul officially available for Suns in Game 3 vs. Clippers

The Phoenix Suns announced on Thursday that Chris Paul is available to play in Game 3 against the Los Angeles Clippers ( h/t ESPN).

Paul missed the first two games of the Western Conference Finals series because he was in the league's health and safety protocols since last Wednesday. Prior to being sidelined, the 36-year-old point guard averaged 25.5 points with 41 assists against five turnovers in the Suns' second-round sweep of the Denver Nuggets.

Phoenix leads the current series against L.A, Paul's former team, 2-0.

In related news, Kawhi Leonard is officially been ruled out for the Clippers for Game 3. This will be the fifth straight game L.A. will play without the star forward as he rehabs from a right knee sprain he sustained in Game 4 of their Western Conference semifinals series against the Utah Jazz. 

Chelena Goldman grew up on a street where the boys played street hockey and yelling at baseball and football over the radio was a standard -- making life as a sports geek the perfect fit. She believes in dominance on the blue line, good red wine, and the theory that you can never be too overdressed for any occasion. You can find her gabbing away on Twitter at @ChelenaGoldman.

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