The Phoenix Suns won Game 4 of their series against the Denver Nuggets, tying the series at two games apiece.
Chris Paul, the Suns' point guard, is still recovering from a groin injury and is not expected to return until Game 6 at the earliest.
Despite Paul's absence, the Suns have managed to compete well, thanks to the outstanding performances of Kevin Durant and Devin Booker.
Durant and Booker combined for 72 points in Game 3, contributing significantly to the team's success.
The Suns' bench also played a crucial role, outscoring the Nuggets' second unit by a significant margin.
Phoenix is currently playing as a cohesive unit, with players stepping up to fill the void left by Paul's absence.
Paul initially injured his groin in Game 2 and has been unable to contribute on the court since then.
Although Paul's scoring numbers were relatively low in the first two games, his leadership and experience are highly valued by the team.
The Suns will now play Game 5 in Denver, aiming for a third consecutive victory against the Nuggets.
If Durant, Booker, and the supporting cast continue their strong performances, the Suns have a good chance of taking a 3-2 series lead before a potential Game 6 back home, where Paul may be able to return.