Feb 6, 2014, 8:44 AM EDT
The Clippers have gone 11-6 since Chris Paul went out Jan. 3 with a separated shoulder. It’s been an impressive run, with Blake Griffin stepping up and showing off a more well-rounded game. In those 17 games the Clippers have averaged 111.7 points per 100 possessions, best in the NBA.
It makes you wonder how good they can be, if they can build on this run, when they get the best point guard in the game back.
We should find out this weekend, reports Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times.
Chris Paul has averaged 19.6 points and 11.2 assists a game this season.
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The Clippers could use him at the end of games, particularly on defense — the Miami Heat intentionally forced backup point guard Darren Collison to switch on to LeBron James late in Wednesday night’s game and LeBron exploited that matchup (the Heat won, 116—112). More than that, Paul is simply the best floor general in the game today.
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