A few things to consider tonight:
Devin Booker came into the game with a nose broken in three places and wearing a face mask thanks to a headbutt.
Chris Paul has been off for health and safety protocols for 11 days.
Cam Payne only played 4 minutes after injuring his ankle.
Depends… if it was a high ankle sprain, he’s toast for the rest of this series.These games are every other day. How fast do most players who miss an entire game come back from sprained ankles?
he is but part of it is he's more worried about falling down and trying to draw the foul and they're not giving it to him tonight
I’ll be surprised if Payne plays again. And if he does, I expect nothing like what we’ve gotten from him.Depends… if it was a high ankle sprain, he’s toast for the rest of this series.
But, if it’s just a regular lower ankle roll/sprain, he could actually play Saturday. Donovan Mitchell did it… he wasn’t 100%, but he played.
If he doesn’t play Saturday, and is able to play Monday, I think he’d be close to being the guy we’ve seen all post season.I’ll be surprised if Payne plays again. And if he does, I expect nothing like what we’ve gotten from him.