36-year-old Chris Paul set a playoff record 14 of 14 shooting, finishing with 33 points(a season-high) as the Suns eliminated the pesky New Orleans Pelicans 115-109 on Thursday night, winning the opening-round playoff series in six games.
For Paul it was emotional taking down New Orleans, where he started his NBA career, “I root for this team when I’m not playing them”.
Paul, who turns 37 on May 6th, poured through his perfect night shooting from a variety of spots on the floor against a frustrated Pelicans defense.
Devin Booker coming off a hamstring injury played 32 minutes and scored 13.
The Suns now turn their attention to Round Two of the playoffs, which will be either Dallas or Utah.