By THOUSIF INC
The 64-win Phoenix Suns lost in Game 7 of the Western Conference Semifinals to the Dallas Mavericks.
They are abruptly ending their season and ending all hope of possibly getting a second chance at winning their first title.
The Suns had nothing left to give in this series between physical and mental fatigue.
Moreover, that showed on Sunday when they lost by 33 points at home to Luka Doncic and the Mavericks.
After the game, veteran point guard Chris Paul addressed the media and spoke about this loss and his future in this league.
He is now 37-years-old and is now through 17 seasons in his career.
"Just a challenging game, All season long, we tried to lean on our defense, and tonight our defense was not there."
"Our offense was not there either, so I think Coach said a lot of it, you know what I mean."
"You play all season to be in this situation, and it didn't work out for us."
In the first two games of this series, Chris Paul had scored 47 points and dished out 11 total assists while only turning the ball over four total times, but the rest of the series was tough on him.
From his birthday, May 6, on in this series against the Mavericks, Paul averaged just 9.4 points and 5.8 assists and turned the ball over an average of 3.6 times per game.
Not getting any younger, Chris Paul has been through a lot in his career and is nearing the end of the line.
However, the future Hall-of-Fame point guard has already made up his mind regarding possible retirement.
"They said that last year. They probably said it back in '08."
"You know, you play long enough, and you do not win; every time you lose they are gonna say it was your best chance."
"But I think for me, us is we will be right back next year, tell you that much. I am not retiring tomorrow."