“I just felt like I had a great 48 hours after our game on Sunday, as far as my preparation, as far as my ankle, as far as me getting back to feeling like myself,” he told reporters after having missed two games last week due to a right ankle injury.
“I also happened to be watching the Monday night game, kyk (the Kansas City Chiefs’) Pat Mahomes throwing the ball sideways on the side of defenders running at him and also watching a bunch of NBA games at the same time … that’s when I sent the tweet out.”
Chris Paul moves up the record books
Intussen, Chris Paul moved into third place in the NBA’s all-time assist list as the Phoenix Suns beat the New Orleans Pelicans 112-100.
With his 10,336th career assist and eighth of the night, Paul moved past Steve Nash on the all-time list having just overtaken Mark Jackson on 10,334.
Paul finished the game with 14 punte — all of which came in the second half — en 18 assists as Mikal Bridges led the scoring for the Suns, wat verbeter het na 3-3 hierdie seisoen, met 22 punte.
“I’m grateful and I thank God for this opportunity,” said 36-year-old Paul. “Not just to be on this team or still in the league, but just to be playing. I don’t take that for granted.”
The East is Heat-ing up
In the Eastern Conference, the Miami Heat moved to the top of the standings after winning their fifth-straight game on Tuesday with a 125-110 victory over the Dallas Mavericks.
It was a fifth-straight win for the Heat, who had four players — Tyler Herro, Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo and Kyle Lowry — telling 22 points or more for the first time in franchise history, according to NBA.com.
“I would consider them the best team in the league right now,” Mavs coach Jason Kidd said after the game.
Luka Doncic had 33 points for the Mavs, wat nou is 4-3 for the season and face off with their state rivals the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday.