Mikal Bridges was playing his 47th minute of basketball on Tuesday night when he leaped into the air, threw down a huge two-handed jam and pulled himself up on the rim with a little sneer for good measure. Bridges scored 31 points and blocked four shots in arguably the best game of this pro career, leading the Suns over the New Orleans Pelicans 112-97 to take a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference first-round series. Chris Paul added 22 points and 11 assists, bouncing back from a subpar performance in Game 4.
Herb Jones has been assessed a flagrant foul 1 for shoving Chris Paul here.
The incident occurred during Game 4 of Pelicans-Suns.pic.twitter.com/Az4p6IvCER
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) April 26, 2022
“I’m not running away from no smoke"
Herb Jones and Jose Alvarado are about as fearless as they come for rookies.
They didn't just go at Chris Paul last night. They held him to one of the worst playoff performances of his career.
"They're not afraid"https://t.co/0yh55yVEOQ
— Will Guillory (@WillGuillory) April 25, 2022
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