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Clearly, if the Suns win and cover as home favorites, they will need their perimeter trio of Paul, Devin Booker, and Cameron Payne at their best.
And if Davis or Caldwell-Pope are out, the Suns will need to take advantage of their replacements defensively.
While the Los Angeles Lakers have quality defenders like Gasol and Alex Caruso who may start in their place if both are out
The Lakers will also have to play some players like Drummond, Harrell, and Ben McLemore who are defensive liabilities whom the Suns can hunt in the pick-and-roll.
After scoring fewer than eight points in each of the first three games of the series
Paul scored a team-high 18 points while recording nine assists and zero turnovers as he looked more like himself.
However, this was his sixth playoff game with at least nine assists and no turnovers, passing Magic Johnson for the most such games in playoff history
If the Lakers cover or pull the upset, they need to get healthy and attack the rim offensively.
Anthony Davis (strained left groin) and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (knee) are both questionable to play Tuesday night.
The Lakers went from 6.5-point favorites in game four to five-point underdogs in game five as reports surfaced Monday afternoon that Davis is “unlikely to play” in game five.
Davis’s absence would be significant as he was leading the Lakers in scoring at the time of his injury while his length and athleticism are irreplaceable.
The Lakers are reportedly hopeful that Caldwell-Pope will play Tuesday after being close to playing on Sunday.
However, while he has struggled with his shot this series, his defense, particularly as the Lakers’ best defender of Booker, will be missed if he remains out.