Game 2 of the 2021 NBA Finals saw Phoenix Suns leader Chris Paul take yet another step toward cementing himself as the Point God, as Paul surpassed Los Angeles Lakers-great Kobe Bryant for 10th-most assists during the playoffs.
Inches away from the baseline, Paul whipped his ninth assist of the game— the 1,041st of his career—to a cutting Jae Crowder who cashed in on a midrange jumper. A nine-time All-Star, Paul would notch the milestone assist in his 125th postseason game, leaving him with a career average of 8.3 assists per game in the playoffs.
Paul, who is averaging 27.5 points and 8.5 assists in the Finals, could realistically displace Larry Bird at the seventh spot, as the Hall of Fame forward sits 21 dimes behind the two-time Finals MVP.
The Point God and his Suns squad will head to Milwaukee next to face the Bucks in Game 3 of the 2021 NBA Finals, on Sunday night.