NBA Playoff Picks - Sunday, May 30
What is the health of Chris Paul?
It’s impossible to feel anything but doubtful about the Suns as long as the answer to that question is uncertain, and right now, there’s little optimism that the real CP3 will be seen this series, what with a lingering shoulder injury that doesn’t seem to be going away.
The Suns were a slightly better than mediocre team without Paul on the floor this season, with just a positive 3.6 net rating – a number that would have been good enough to sneak into the top 10 in the regular season.
The Lakers, meanwhile, sport a positive 10.5 net rating with both of their stars on the floor in these playoffs, which is almost on par with the positive 11.2 number LeBron James and Anthony Davis sported during the regular season.
This was a series that many picked in LA’s favor before the Paul injury occurred and when we still weren’t sure the state of the King and his co-star. Now, both of those guys seem almost as good as new. That spells trouble for Phoenix.
Suns vs. Lakers Pick
The Pick: Lakers -6.5 @ -110 (Click to bet)
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