Michael Malone On Chris Paul: 'Arguably Be The Greatest Point Guard Of All-Time'

The Denver Nuggets were swept by the Phoenix Suns on Sunday night, losing 125-118 in Game 4. After the game, Nuggets head coach Michael Malone lauded the Suns organization for their coaching staff and overall talent. What garnered attention, however, was his robust claim that "Chris Paul could arguably be the greatest point guard of all-time."

The future Hall of Famer dropped 37 points and dished out 7 assists in Phoenix's Game 4 win, and had a stretch that included 16 consecutive points in the mid-range.

In spite of the apocryphal belief that Paul is doting at the age of 36, he put forth an ageless playoff series against the Nuggets. He became the oldest player in NBA history to average 25 points and 10 assists in playoff series; posted the best fourth-quarter field goal percentage (84%) in the past 25 postseasons; had the second-best assist-turnover ratio (8.2) in a series since the stat became available in 1978; had the third-best mid-range field goal percentage (65%) in a playoff series in the last 25 years.

This will be Paul's second Conference Finals appearance, and first for the Suns since 2010.

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