Just in case anyone needed more convincing, Chris Paul supplied it on Monday night – he is the best point guard in the NBA. Paul led the Los Angeles Clippers to a 137-118 stomping over the Houston Rockets, dropping 23 points and dishing out 17 assists. He toyed with the defense of Jeremy Lin, making Linsanity appear as a high school hooper.
Ready for some crazy statistics? Paul now has seventeen career 23-point, 17-assist games. The rest of the NBA has seventeen as well – in the last ten years. He also currently has 97 14-assist games, first among active players. The six-time All-Star boasts 51 15-point, 15-assist games. Among active players, only Steve Nash, with 59, has more.
Entering his third season in Los Angeles, the time for CP3 to win is now. LA has a championship-caliber lineup and as long as Paul continues to put up MVP-type numbers, there is no reason to think that the Clippers can’t make a run at the Western Conference Championship and even the Finals.