Chris Paul has a 16 year long career in the NBA with his possible participation for the Phoenix Suns in the coming season increasing his tally to 17. The 36 years old power guard has a career average of 18.3 points, 4.5 rebounds and 9.4 assists.
Paul is a key player for the Suns and is expected to play a major role in the 2021-22 campaign alongside Deandre Ayton. He was instrumental in the Suns finishing second in the Western Conference and making it to the NBA Finals. But his hopes of clinching his first NBA championship were tarnished by Giannis Antetokounmpo's Milwaukee Bucks.
Below is a listing of the times Paul recorded 15+ points and 15+ assists and zero turnovers in the NBA Playoffs.
Listing the three times Chris Paul recorded 15+ points and 15+ assists in the NBA Playoffs with zero turnovers
#3. New Orleans Hornets vs Dallas Mavericks (Game 5, 2008)
The first time Paul made 15+ points and 15+ assists in the NBA Playoffs with nine turnovers was in Game 5 of the Dallas Mavericks series in the 2008 season. He recorded 24 points, 15 assists in the game and no turnovers, with a field goal of 52.6% netting 10 times from the field in 19 attempts made. He completed 11 rebounds and two steals with a three-point accuracy of 66.7% having successfully scored two-of-three three-pointer attempts.
Paul was with the New Orleans Hornets as a starting point guard, he was the second-best scorer only behind David West who scored 25 points with a field goal of 58.8%. The Hornets defeated the Mavericks with a 99-94 victory, having won three of the previous four games played, and they won the series with a 4-1 record.
#2. Los Angeles Clippers vs Oklahoma City Thunder (Game 3, 2014)
Paul was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers from the Hornets in Dec. 2011, and he continued his impressive form, recording 19.8 points, 3.6 rebounds and 9.1 assists in his debut season for the Clippers. On May 9, 2014, in Game 3 of the NBA playoff series against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Paul made 21 points and 16 assists with no turnovers.
The game saw the Clippers suffer a 118-112 defeat to the Thunder, with OKC small forward Kevin Durant leading the scorers with 36 points, followed closely by the Clippers' power forward, Blake Griffin (34). Paul had a field goal percentage of .500 completing eight of 16 attempts from the field.
#1. Phoenix Suns vs Denver Nuggets (Game 2, 2021)
Paul made his 10th NBA All-Star appearance in his only season with the Thunder and was traded to the Phoenix Suns in the 2020 offseason. On his debut season with the Suns, CP3 recorded 16.4 points, 4.5 rebounds and 8.9 assists in 70 regular-season games played.
The 11-time NBA All-Star player is geared towards becoming a Hall of Famer in the future. The Suns matched the Nuggets in the 2021 playoffs. In game 2 of the series, Paul scored 17 points and completed 15 assists in 31 minutes. He netted six times from the field with a field goal of 60%. The Suns defeated the Nuggets by 123-98.