Phoenix Suns All-Star guard Chris Paul entered the NBA’s health and safety protocols, leaving his status unclear whether he’ll be available for the first few games of the Western Conference Finals. The team announced on Saturday (ET), just shy of 24 hours before tip-off of Game 1 against the LA Clippers, that Paul is still in health and safety protocols and "further updates on his status will be provided as appropriate."
Ahead of the Western Conference Finals, the Phoenix Suns are favored to defeat the Los Angeles Clippers. Per FanDuel Sportsbook, the Suns are receiving -225 odds (bet $225 to win $100) to beat the Clippers (+188) and reach the NBA Finals. The Suns have won eight of their first 10 playoff games, including a four-game sweep of the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference Semifinals.