"Deandre Ayton Receiving Around-the-Clock Treatment Ahead of Potential Elimination Game vs. Nuggets"
The Phoenix Suns are in must-win mode tonight, with center Deandre Ayton's participation in Game 6 against the Denver Nuggets still uncertain. Ayton is suffering from a deep rib contusion and is "experiencing significant pain in his ribs and core area"...impacting his breathing according to a source. He is officially listed as questionable, with a decision not to be made until tipoff. Starting point guard Chris Paul is still out with a left groin strain, leaving Phoenix in dire straits.
"Nikola Jokic has averaged 35.8 points, 13.8 rebounds and 10.0 assists to lead the Nuggets to a 3-2 series lead," says the article, making Ayton's projected absence a tough pill to swallow. Although Ayton has been averaging 10.8 points and 8.2 rebounds per game during the series, the Suns were unable to take advantage of his presence and are now on the brink of elimination.
The fate of tonight's game hangs in the balance as fans await an official announcement on the status of Ayton's injury. The Suns need to make a miracle comeback if they hope to fight off elimination and remain alive in the playoffs. Stay tuned to find out if they can make it happen!