PHOENIX SUNS

Suns’ Chris Paul remains off injury report ahead of Game 3 vs. Clippers

Apr 19, 2023, 7:00 PM

Chris Paul #3 and Kevin Durant #35 of the Phoenix Suns celebrate after defeating the Minnesota Timb...

Chris Paul #3 and Kevin Durant #35 of the Phoenix Suns celebrate after defeating the Minnesota Timberwolves in NBA game at Footprint Center on March 29, 2023 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Suns defeated the Timberwolves 107-100. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The Phoenix Suns did not list Chris Paul on Wednesday’s injury report after the X-rays on his right hand came back negative following the Game 2 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers.

The injury report remains the same with Cam Payne (back soreness) listed as questionable.

For Los Angeles, Paul George remains out with a sprained right knee.

Paul appeared to injure his right hand on a steal in the fourth quarter of the game.

Paul had 16 points on 8-of-14 shooting, eight assists, four rebounds and one steal in almost 38 minutes played.

The Suns missed Payne in both of the first two games of the series as the bench struggled to put the ball in the hoop.

Over the first two games, the Clippers’ bench has outscored the Suns’ bench 64-23.

Payne averaged 10.3 points, 4.5 assists and 2.2 rebounds per game this season and played an average of 20.2 minutes per contest in 48 games.

Despite missing two games, Phoenix’s backup point guard was seen taking brief warm-ups with the team prior to the games, implying a return could be in the close future.

Game 3 will tip off on Thursday in Los Angeles at 7:30 p.m. on 98.7, the Arizona Sports app and ArizonaSports.com, with the pregame show slated for 6:30 p.m.

Phoenix Suns

Tyler Kolek...

Arizona Sports

NBA Draft prospect, potential Suns target Tyler Kolek visits the Valley

Tyler Kolek, a guard from Marquette and potential first-rounder, has been linked to the Suns and added more fuel to the fire on Tuesday.

3 hours ago

Bronny James of the USC Trojans...

Kevin Zimmerman

Bronny James rumors further attach to the Suns a week from the NBA Draft

Bronny James will reportedly work out for the Suns again. But there's a lot more noise around him and Phoenix's NBA team.

4 hours ago

Bronny James...

Arizona Sports

Report: Suns to host 2nd workout with NBA Draft prospect Bronny James

The Phoenix Suns will host a second pre-draft workout with USC prospect Bronny James this week, ESPN analyst Jonathan Givony reported. 

6 hours ago

Tyler Kolek #11 of the Marquette Golden Eagles shoots a free throw in the first half of the game ag...

Kellan Olson

22 for 22: Is Tyler Kolek the right PG for Suns in 2024 NBA Draft?

The overarching storyline of the Phoenix Suns' offseason is they need a point guard. But is Tyler Kolek the right fit?

9 hours ago

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander #2 of the Oklahoma City Thunder is defended by P.J. Washington #25 of the D...

Kellan Olson

One big offseason question for each Suns competitor in the Western Conference

The Phoenix Suns' fellow contenders in the Western Conference all have offseason options. Here's a preview as we look to 2024-25.

14 hours ago

Boston Celtics' Jayson Tatum celebrates after scoring during the first half of Game 5 of the NBA ba...

Associated Press

Celtics win 18th NBA championship with Game 5 victory over Mavericks

Jayson Tatum had 31 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds as the Celtics topped the Mavericks to break tie with Lakers for most titles.

1 day ago

Suns’ Chris Paul remains off injury report ahead of Game 3 vs. Clippers