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Video: Chris Paul drains game winner in Philly

Feb 11, 2012, 11:59 AM EDT

Chris Paul is good. Ridiculously good.

Andre Iguodala played about as good of defense as you can on Chris Paul on the final play in Philadelphia last night, and Paul twisted, turned then faded away and drained the game winner for the Clippers like a cold-blooded assassin.

There should be no debate about who is the best point guard in the game right now. None. (Stop it Knicks fans, it’s not Jeremy Lin.)

  1. historicfacepalm - Feb 11, 2012 at 12:25 PM

    I think there should be no debate that Kurt is either a piss-poor sports writer for declaring that something isn’t a debate, when it clearly is a debate. When he isn’t too busy being an all out Lebron fan boy, apparently he likes to not give DRose his due. I’m not saying that DRose is the best point guard. I’m saying he does what he does well enough to make it a debate. But, Kurt likes to pull out tactics you’d find on internet message boards, declaring an argument null and void just because he feels like it. And this guy gets paid for what he does?

    • Kurt Helin - Feb 12, 2012 at 2:39 AM

      I would take CP3 before Rose. I think he has a better all around game.

  2. tcclark - Feb 11, 2012 at 1:07 PM

    Bill Simmons said that Tony Allen was the only player in the NBA who can guard both Chris Paul and Lebron James….. Even though he made it, i think Iguodala would beg to differ

    • pudgalvin - Feb 11, 2012 at 1:13 PM

      Judging by the Sixers results against Paul and Lebron this year, it would seem that he can guard neither.

      Are Sixers fans putting the brakes on their Finals reservations yet?

      • tcclark - Feb 11, 2012 at 4:21 PM

        This year Lebron’s averaged 23.5 points a game against the Sixers…. below his season average.

        Last year Lebron averaged 22.7 points a game against the Sixers…. also below his season average.

        Last night Chris Paul was guarded by Jrue Holiday for most of the night. The Sixers run a lot of sets with Holiday and Williams in the backcourt so Iguodala is forced to guard Caron Bulter…. who had 6 points on 2 of 8 shooting. Check some stats before posting.

        I don’t think very many Sixers fan expect them to make it past the second round of the playoffs. I was just defending Iguodala on his defense

      • pudgalvin - Feb 11, 2012 at 5:49 PM

        That was an unneeded shot at the sixers; I apologize. But, Lebron had 28, 9 and 5 in game 1 this year and 19, 12 and 8 in the second. Not terribly impressed by whomever defended him.

      • tcclark - Feb 11, 2012 at 6:18 PM

        unless he’s getting an extraordinary amount of offensive rebounds, the assists and rebounds have nothing to do with defense. As for the point totals, the first game was the second game of a back to back where they were at home the night before and in Miami the next night. Lebron had also just come off of 3 straight 30 point games with Dwayne wade out of the Line-up, and Iguodala still held him to his average for the season. The second game was only the third time Lebron had been held under 20 points THE ENTIRE SEASON. You’re not going to hold Lebron to 4 points on 2-24 shooting when the defense still has to deal with Wade and Bosh.

  3. pudgalvin - Feb 11, 2012 at 1:16 PM

    Hey Kurt, remember when Paul was badly outplayed by Ramon Sessions two nights ago? Not even Kyrie Irving. Ramon Sessions.

    • pudgalvin - Feb 11, 2012 at 2:13 PM

      Blah. That was a trollish comment. How bout, there is quite a bit of debate as to who the best point guard in the game is. Steve Nash is still putting up pretty comparable numbers to Paul while playing on a team who’s second best player is Martin Gortat. Derrick Rose is Derrick Rose. And I know Derron Williams has had some issues this year, but he’s playing with Anthony Morrow, Shawne Williams (seriously, who the hell is Shawne Williams), Kris Humphries and Sheldon Freakin Williams. I’m not sure you can’t find a worse group of 4 in any other single NBA starting lineup.

  4. ummnah - Feb 11, 2012 at 2:22 PM

    Chris Paul is legit dont get me wrong, but best PG in the game? I’m pretty sure Derrick Rose single handedly beat the Clippers this year and outplayed Chris Paul.

    • chrisppers - Feb 12, 2012 at 4:52 AM

      lol you mean when the clippers were still learning each other’s last names? CP3 was not even in game shape at that point.

  5. sasquash20 - Feb 11, 2012 at 4:03 PM

    Best player I say Rose, best true PG I have to say Chris Paul. D.Williams doesn’t have a ton of help but it isn’t the worst in the league. And B.Lopez should be back this week and that will help a lot. S.Nash is one of the most overrated players in NBA history. He doesn’t guard anyone and that is why he will never win anything in the playoffs. Offensively he is great, but as the whole package he stinks.

  6. areyesrn - Feb 11, 2012 at 6:54 PM

    man…that last shot hurt…

  7. bigzant82 - Feb 11, 2012 at 11:57 PM

    how can nash stink but has 2 mvps trophys??

    • sasquash20 - Feb 12, 2012 at 11:24 PM

      Because he doesn’t play any defense and he never has won anything in the post season. Very gifted offensively but he is horrible on defense. That is why he stinks

  8. czakobry - Feb 12, 2012 at 1:53 AM

    Am I the only one who noticed the incredibly blatant foul by Blake Griffin on this play? He puts his arm around the neck of a defender and literally drags him to the floor. It looks like CP3 had already shot the ball before Griffin pulls him down, but it should have been an offensive foul and free throws for the 76ers.

    • chrisppers - Feb 12, 2012 at 5:15 AM

      disagree, if u watch closer they both just got tangled up with each other = no call

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