NBA Basketball

Suns hoping Paul can return vs. Celtics

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The Boston Celtics are not sure if they will have to deal with All-Star point guard Chris Paul when they visit the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday night in a battle of NBA heavyweights.

Paul has missed the last 14 games since he injured his heel during a game at Philadelphia on Nov. 7. Earlier this week, Phoenix coach Monty Williams said Paul was close to returning, but he did not play in a 130-111 loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Monday night.

"He's in a place where he's starting to move towards coming back," Williams said. "You can see the focus again. You can see he trusts his body and his foot again. When the pain and all that stuff subsides, then you can see like a different mentality.


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