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What Chris Paul's assist history tells us about his present challenge

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Chris Paul is at a crossroads. Sixteen years into his remarkable NBA career, the Phoenix Suns' star guard is simultaneously the closest he has ever been to a title but also now one loss away from what could be considered his most bitter postseason disappointment.

By any measure, Paul is one of the best point guards to ever play the sport, and he's arguably the greatest passer of his era. But his passing has come up short at the most critical time. He's averaging 8.8 assists per game in the NBA Finals, barely lower than his average of 8.9 during the regular season, but his turnovers have skyrocketed from 2.2 to 3.6. In the two games in Milwaukee, Paul had nine turnovers against 16 assists. A large portion of that is due to the defense of Jrue Holiday and the Milwaukee Bucks.

Still, if Paul wants to force a Game 7 back home at Phoenix and give himself a chance to win his first career NBA championship, he'll need to perform like the player who has a well-deserved reputation as the grand master of the NBA chessboard. He's a player who has seen every defensive coverage and figured out how to beat them all. Paul is capable of using his dribble to snake through the scoring area and manipulate the arrangement of defenders before consistently making the right play for his team.

Throughout this season, Paul has conducted the Suns' offense with near-perfect precision, getting everyone involved on a nightly basis. He's the passer on the team's top four assister-scorer duos, and it doesn't matter if Paul is setting up a star or a role player; he gets them all buckets easily -- just not easily enough in a series the Suns trail 3-2, which has them facing elimination Tuesday night in Milwaukee (9 p.m. ET on ABC and the ESPN App).

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IN PHOTOS: Going to the game or Deer District? Share photos

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Going to the game or the Deer District tonight to cheer on the Bucks? Or preparing for a Bucks watch party at home? Share your photos for this gallery by sending them to news@lacrossetribune.com. We've added game and scene photos and a Deer District video as the Bucks prepare to play for the NBA title at home.

Kieran McKinney, 16, and his dad Israel McKinney of West Salem attended Game 3 of the NBA finals, cheering the Milwaukee Bucks to victory. Mother Jennifer McKinney had this to say: "So glad we came to see this Game 3 win against the Phoenix Suns at the packed Fiserv Forum; the energy was through the roof! (Kieran) rocked this homemade pair of antlers I cast from some we found in our backyard years ago and garnered tons of compliments! Can’t wait to see the Bucks win their first title in 50 years. Go Milwaukee! My next son, Cullen, 14, and I will be attending Tuesday’s game in Milwaukee."

Kieran McKinney of West Salem attended game three of the series. He said, "So glad we came to see this game 3 win against the Phoenix Suns at the packed Fiserv Forum; the energy was through the roof! Rocked this homemade pair of antlers I cast from some we found in our backyard years ago and garnered tons of compliments! Can’t wait to see the Bucks win their first chip in 50 years. Go Milwaukee!“

The Bucks and Suns tip off for the start of Game 3 in the NBA Finals on July 11 at Fiserv Forum. The Bucks are 9-1 at home in the playoffs this year.

Phoenix center Deandre Ayton is defended by Milwaukee center Brook Lopez during Game 5 on Saturday.

Bucks guard Jrue Holiday steals the ball from Suns guard Devin Booker in the fourth quarter of Saturday's Game 5 victory.

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, top, celebrates with guard Jrue Holiday (21) after the Bucks defeated the Phoenix Suns in Game 5 of basketball's NBA Finals, Saturday, July 17, 2021, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, top, dunks over Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul during the second half of Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Saturday in Phoenix.

Bucks guard Jrue Holiday had 27 points and 13 assists.

Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo dunks an alley-oop pass over Suns guard Chris Paul with 13.5 seconds to play Saturday night in Phoenix.

Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton (22) celebrates with teammates during the second half against the Phoenix Suns in Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday. 

Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo blocks a shot by Suns' Deandre Ayton late in the fourth quarter Wednesday. 

Fans watch Game 4 of the NBA Finals in the Deer District in Milwaukee, Wis., Wednesday, July 14, 2021. KAYLA WOLF, STATE JOURNAL

Fans watch game 4 of the NBA Finals from the Deer District in Milwaukee, Wis., Wednesday, July 14, 2021. KAYLA WOLF, STATE JOURNAL

Fans watch from a balcony at Fiserv Forum as the Deer District fills up with fans in Milwaukee, Wis., Wednesday, July 14, 2021. KAYLA WOLF, STATE JOURNAL

Bucks fans cheer as the Bucks tip off against the Suns in Game 4 of the NBA Finals at the Deer District in Milwaukee, Wis., Wednesday, July 14, 2021. KAYLA WOLF, STATE JOURNAL

Milwaukee Bucks fan Jon Liedtke cheers as he watches Game 4 of the NBA Finals at the Deer District in Milwaukee, Wis., Wednesday, July 14, 2021. KAYLA WOLF, STATE JOURNAL

Fans gather at the Deer District in Milwaukee, Wis., Wednesday, July 14, 2021. KAYLA WOLF, STATE JOURNAL

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