Originally written on Five Tool Tool  |  Last updated 5/8/12
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Tonight in LA, Chris Paul did what he does in the playoffs: put a clearly inferior team on his back and dragged them to victory. And in the process, he cemented his status as the best point in the world, the best guard in Los Angeles, and the most compelling player in the playoffs.How good was CP3? He was the Clipper offense in the fourth quarter and overtime, when the team's sets seem to be Run Away From Chris And Watch Him Bail Us Out Anyway. He finished with a 27-9-7, with just two turnovers, in a had-to-have game where his team's only real interior scorer, Blake Griffin, fouled out halfway through the overtime. He kept the Clips from losing the turnover battle , and in the lead in fast break points, despite defensive pressure that verged on 1 on 5. He made a team with copious amounts of Reggie Evans, which is to say a 4-on-5 lineup, effective in the half court. He was so good that Mike Conley, his opposite number at point guard, had a 25-7-8 of his own tonight, and still didn't ...
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