Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/20/13
LOS ANGELES -- The "MVP! MVP!" chants cascading from the crowd at Staples Center toward Chris Paul sounded extra loud on Sunday night. Perhaps because Paul returned from a three-game absence, and Los Angeles Clippers fans just missed their star point guard. Perhaps because Paul played like one, yet again. The Clippers survived a poor shooting night to defeat the visiting Washington Wizards 94-87 as Paul took over in the game's final two minutes. Paul drained an 18-foot jumper with 33 seconds left after a crossover and stutter-step dribble on John Wall, then hit two free throws with 8.9 seconds left as Los Angeles kept Washington at arm's length. "I was just trying to get by him," Paul said of the clutch shot. "I saw him cut it off. I fought him back and luckily he stumbled a little bit and I hit the shot." Los Angeles broke the game open late in the second quarter, leading by as much as 12, but Washington fought back to one with less than two minutes left before the Clip...
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