Chris Paul officially out for Game 1 of Western Conference Finals
We learned on Wednesday that Chris Paul had been placed into the league’s COVID-19 health and safety protocol. A report said he tested positive for the virus. Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

The Phoenix Suns will officially be without Chris Paul for Game 1 of the Western Conference finals.

The Suns on Saturday announced the news regarding their point guard.

We learned on Wednesday that Paul had been placed into the league’s COVID-19 health and safety protocol. A report said he tested positive for the virus.

As of Wednesday, the Suns had said Paul would be out indefinitely. Game 1 of the conference finals will be on Sunday against the Clippers. The Clippers will be playing without Kawhi Leonard, who has a knee injury. Leonard missed Games 5 and 6 of the team’s conference semifinals series with the Jazz. He also did not travel to Phoenix for Game 1 of the conference finals.

The Suns swept the Nuggets in their semifinals series and have not played since Sunday.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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