You better believe that tonight’s sell-out crowd is going to let Chris Paul know what they thought of his extremely dirty kick to Jose Alvarado’s groin in game 5.
Chris Paul (PHX) has been assessed a Flagrant Foul 1 upon league review for his contact against Jose Alvarado (NOP) at 4:35 of the 2nd quarter on 4/26/22. pic.twitter.com/TY2JM3vbfr— NBA Official (@NBAOfficial) April 28, 2022
The bigger news, though, is Devin Booker will be returning to action tonight, making his first appearance since leaving in the third quarter of game 2 with a Grade 1 right hamstring injury.
Willie Green isn’t surprised by the news, telling pregame media that he honestly thought Booker might return sooner.
Don’t expect for Booker to play a full allotment of minutes. In my opinion, he will use tonight to get his rhythm back, both for individual and team purposes, so that if a game 7 gets forced, those potential hiccups will be out of the way.
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When: April 28, 2022, 6:30 p.m. CT
Where to watch: Bally Sports New Orleans, TNT
Where to listen: ESPN 100.3 FM