With Chris Paul returning to the Phoenix Suns line-up for Game 3, reserve Cameron Payne might not have had received as many minutes as he did in the first two games of the Conference Finals series against the LA Clippers.
Cameron Payne was IN THE ZONE ‼️- NBA Fantasy (@NBAFantasy) June 23, 2021
29 PTS (playoff career-high)
9 AST (ties playoff career-high)
55.7 FPTS (playoff career-high)
2-0 @Suns ☀️ pic.twitter.com/rqydbPqQYv
But his Game 3 didn't last long as he was forced to head back to the locker room after just 4:19 minutes of game time. With 30 seconds left in the first quarter, Payne rolled his ankle in a scramble for the ball.
He came up limping and then headed back to the locker room. The team confirmed later that he would not return for the rest of the game.
Injury update: Cam Payne (left ankle) will not return.- Phoenix Suns (@Suns) June 25, 2021
When he left the floor, he logged two points and an assist.
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