Chris Paul receives rousing ‘CP3′ chants from Dub Nation in Warriors debut initially appeared on NBC Sports activities Bay Space
Did you ever assume you’d see the day, Dub Nation?
Within the third quarter of the Warriors’ season opener towards the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday at Chase Middle, veteran guard Chris Paul drew a foul driving to the basket, as he is carried out numerous occasions over his 19-year NBA profession.
Solely this time was totally different. He was carrying a Warriors uniform. And as Paul stared on the basket between free-throw makes an attempt, the sellout crowd of passionate Warriors followers started chanting, “CP3! CP3! CP3!”
That needed to be an odd second for each Paul and Warriors followers alike, the 2 sworn rivals who united this offseason in Golden State’s blockbuster commerce with the Washington Wizards.
By means of three quarters Tuesday evening, Paul tallied 12 factors on 3-of-10 capturing to go together with eight assists and 6 rebounds. He tallied 10 factors, 4 rebounds and two assists within the third quarter alone.
Warriors followers additionally gave Paul a heat welcome to the Bay when he was introduced as one of many group’s starters alongside Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins and Kevon Looney earlier than the sport.
Paul now has began in all 1,215 NBA video games he is performed in since being chosen with the No. 4 general decide within the 2005 NBA Draft. His position would possibly change within the coming days as Draymond Inexperienced works his approach again from a left ankle sprain. But when Tuesday evening is any indication, Paul will slot in seamlessly with the Warriors’ second unit.
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