Having already locked in the sole seed in the Western Conference, as well as the franchise’s best win total, the Phoenix Suns are resting their best talents against the LA Clippers. The team announced that Chris Paul, Devin Booker, DeAndre Ayton and Jae Crowder will all miss this game against the Clippers.
A rematch of the Western Conference Finals, the Clippers and Suns always deliver exciting matches. While the Suns will be without their best players in this game, the Clippers will be their healthiest all season. After recovering Paul George from injury, the team announced Tuesday afternoon that Norman Powell had been promoted to questionable.
Similar to how the Clippers handled Paul George’s return to play, it appears the team was looking to get Powell a full workout before bringing him back into the game. Having apparently practiced without limits at team facilities , Powell should be on track to make a comeback in this game against Phoenix.
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ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Powell would go through pre-match warm-ups before making an official decision; however, Woj added that Powell was indeed aiming for a comeback for this game against Phoenix. Whether Powell returns against Phoenix or one of the team’s final two games, it looks like the Clippers will have both Paul George and Norman Powell available for the qualifying tournament.
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