PHOENIX SUNS

Suns’ Chris Paul ejected vs. Rockets, will reportedly get MRI on right hand

Feb 16, 2022, 8:57 PM | Updated: Feb 17, 2022, 12:09 am

Chris Paul #3 of the Phoenix Suns walks off the court after being ejected for a double-technical fo...

Chris Paul #3 of the Phoenix Suns walks off the court after being ejected for a double-technical foul during the second half of the NBA game against the Houston Rockets at Footprint Center on February 16, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Suns defeated the Rockets 124-121. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Phoenix Suns point guard Chris Paul was ejected from Wednesday night’s 124-121 win over the Houston Rockets at Footprint Center.

The point guard will also undergo an MRI on Thursday morning on his right hand that he injured on the play that resulted in his first of two technical fouls, according to Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes.

Arizona Sports‘ Kellan Olson conducted the pool report interview with referee crew chief Mark Lindsay, asking why Paul was assessed his first and second technicals.

“The first technical foul was assessed for use of profanity directed at an official,” Lindsay said. “The second technical foul was assessed for making contact with a game official.”

Three minutes into the third quarter, Paul was given back-to-back technicals for arguing a no-call when getting hit in the hand on a pass and then “bumping” into an official.

You can be the judge if this warranted Paul being tossed.

Here’s another angle in slow motion.

It was another typical night from the All-Star, who left the game with 11 points on 3 of 5 shooting and a perfect 5-for-5 from the free throw line.

Paul also had six assists and two steals in his final game before the NBA’s All-Star break this weekend in Cleveland.

Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon (10) drives against Phoenix Suns center JaVale McGee during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) Houston Rockets guard Dennis Schroder passes against the Phoenix Suns during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) Phoenix Suns forward Cameron Johnson (23) is fouled by Houston Rockets guard Dennis Schroder (17) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) fouls Houston Rockets guard Garrison Mathews (25) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022, in Phoenix. The Suns won 124-121. (AP Photo/Matt York) An engineer checks to see if the rim is level prior to the start of the second half of an NBA basketball game between the Houston Rockets and the Phoenix Suns, Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022, in Phoenix. The Suns won 124-121. (AP Photo/Matt York) Chris Paul #3 of the Phoenix Suns walks off the court after being ejected for a double-technical foul during the second half of the NBA game against the Houston Rockets at Footprint Center on February 16, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Suns defeated the Rockets 124-121. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul (3) leaves the game after being ejected against the Houston Rockets during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022, in Phoenix. The Suns won 124-121. (AP Photo/Matt York) Phoenix Suns forward Cameron Johnson (23) shoots as Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon (10) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022, in Phoenix. The Suns won 124-121. (AP Photo/Matt York) Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton (22) rebounds over Houston Rockets guard Dennis Schroder (17) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022, in Phoenix. The Suns won 124-121. (AP Photo/Matt York) Phoenix Suns forward Mikal Bridges (25) dunks as Houston Rockets guard Trevelin Queen during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022, in Phoenix. The Suns won 124-121. (AP Photo/Matt York) Houston Rockets guard Dennis Schroder falls as Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022, in Phoenix. The Suns won 124-121. (AP Photo/Matt York) Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) drives against Houston Rockets guard Dennis Schroder during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022, in Phoenix. The Suns won 124-121. (AP Photo/Matt York) 
              Phoenix Suns center JaVale McGee (00) rebounds over Houston Rockets forward David Nwaba (2) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)
            
              Houston Rockets guard Garrison Mathews (25) loses the ball as Phoenix Suns forward Torrey Craig looks on during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)
            
              Houston Rockets forward Jae'Sean Tate (8) shoots as Phoenix Suns forward Mikal Bridges (25) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

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