The Phoenix Suns still have a long way to go to win an NBA championship, but Chris Paul may have already won his personal title.
Tuesday night’s win over the Los Angeles Clippers ended one of the most bizarre streaks in league history.
Prior to Game 2, Chris Paul had lost 13 straight playoff games coached by Scott Foster.
Chris Paul had lost 13-straight playoff games with Scott Foster until tonight. pic.twitter.com/F2mbYtf46l
– SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 19, 2023
Needless to say, this became a hot topic of discussion among fans and members of the media, so many took to Twitter to discuss the matter.
The Scott Foster dynasty is over.
— Chris Palmer (@ChrisPalmerNBA) April 19, 2023
Looks like Chris Paul finally found the cheat code to beat Scott Foster. It’s as if he’s stuck on a difficult level in a video game and has finally figured out the secret to defeating the boss. Maybe next time Foster needs to tone down his abilities to make it more fair.
– Carlos Gil (@carlosgil83) April 19, 2023
It would be ridiculous if it weren’t for the fact that this sort of thing has been dooming the NBA for decades.
— Christopher (@christo79744616) April 19, 2023
At the end of the game, Scott Foster was trying to give the Clippers a chance to win, but the Suns’ defense stopped him!
— SunsFanAsher #BeatLA #RallyTheValley (@AbnormalSunsFan) April 19, 2023
Took kd and dbook to help cp3 beat scott foster, needs a whole super team 🤦♂️
— Austin McKennie (@__AM33__) April 19, 2023
The streak included some notable and important season-deciding games, and no one fully understood what was going on.
Of course, many fans claimed that Foster had something against Paul and rigged games against him.
And while that may seem like the obvious and logical conclusion — I mean, he lost 13 straight games, some of them in incredible fashion — that’s a pretty serious allegation that we’re not going to make.
There was a scandal of point-shaving and game-fixing with banned referee Tim Donaghy, but even an FBI investigation determined he was a rogue agent and not a league-wide trend.
It is likely that this was just a coincidence, although it is extremely unfortunate.
What matters now is that the series is even at one win each, and the Suns will now go on the road to try to take homecourt advantage after their blowout in Game 1.
Whatever the case, though, Paul can be relieved to know that someone else will be whistling on that game.
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