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Chris Paul puts on show as Clippers beat Rockets (VIDEO)

Mar 30, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

Blake Griffin was out for the Clippers just six minutes into the game (back spasms have him day-to-day), and that set them on their heels — the Rockets led by 15 at one point in the early in the second quarter.

Then Chris Paul took over.

The best point guard in the game scored 30 points — 17 of them in the second quarter when the Clippers put up 38 points to lead by 3 at the half — and dished out 12 assists to lead the Clippers to a season sweep of the Rockets, 118-107. Without Patrick Beverley or Dwight Howard to slow him, Paul was able to do what he wanted but he was also knocking down shots, hitting 5-of-9 from three.

CP3 got help — Houston native DeAndre Jordan had 20 points, 11 rebounds and six blocked shots. The Clippers earlier this season showed they could win without Paul, on Saturday night they showed they can beat a good team with him but without Blake Griffin.

  1. 13arod - Mar 30, 2014 at 8:31 AM

    when doesnt chris Paul put on a show this guy is so amazing and fun to watch

  2. mrlaloosh - Mar 30, 2014 at 9:06 AM

    He put on a horror show in New Orleans against the Pelicans. 0-12 from the field.
    Also, the Nets Deron Williams still owns him. He’s good, but not the best.

    • ranfan12 - Mar 30, 2014 at 5:45 PM

      I appreciate your sarcasm.

  3. mat9844 - Mar 30, 2014 at 11:48 AM

    Glad to see CP3 back to form after that shoulder injury. He looked terrific last night. Clips headed to the playoffs this year with a weapon they didn’t have last year – Doc Rivers.

  4. campcouch - Mar 30, 2014 at 9:46 PM

    I thought players didn’t like sleeves.

    • bjswoosh805 - Mar 31, 2014 at 12:49 AM

      …only when they have bad shooting nights.

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