Found November 24, 2012 on
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In the 2005 NBA draft, the Utah Jazz selected Deron Williams with the #3 pick and Chris Paul went #4 to the New Orleans Hornets. Since that day this has been quite a rivalry. And frankly, it’s been pretty lopsided.
Actually, the rivalry started seven months earlier, when on December 1, 2004, Paul and the #1 ranked Wake Forest Demon Deacons marched into Champaign and got buried by Williams and Illinois 91-73. The Fighting Illini promptly took over #1 and went on to play in the National Championship Finals. Friday night continued one of the biggest Player vs. Player rivalries in the NBA when the Nets faced and shut down the Clippers 86-76.
Everyone loves Chris Paul. In ESPN’s silly poll he was the highest ranked point guard, #4 overall. I don’t know why. Because he’s small and fast. He had a quick start in the NBA winning the Rookie of the Year nearly unanimously and going runner up in the MVP a couple years later. He’s been selected to five straight All Star games. Okay, yeah, he’s r...
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Clippers guard Chris Paul had a tough game Wednesday night in Oklahoma City. He had an even tougher game Friday in Brooklyn.
The difference in the two contests: Paul had plenty of company.
If the Clippers are already a bit road weary from their four-game trip this week, they showed it against the Brooklyn Nets, fading in the second half and losing 86-76, their lowest offensive...
Chris Paul and Deron Williams took the blame for recent defeats by their respective teams.
Fault may not matter this time, but one of these star point guards is about to suffer another loss.
Paul and the Los Angeles Clippers will try to beat Williams' Brooklyn Nets on the road for just the second time in 14 tries Friday night.
Paul is vital to Los Angeles' success, ranking...
Chris Paul's early-season play has the Los Angeles Clippers at 8-3 through their first 11 games of the season.
Usually when we’re thinking about Blake Griffin, we’re talking about a gravity defying dunk. Friday night as the Clippers took on the Brooklyn Nets, we’re talking about his defensive skills. Check out this sick block of a Deron Williams dunk attempt in the second quarter. Video via Jose3030
Chris Paul wasn't pleased with how the Los Angeles Clippers played during their recent road trip.
Returning home to face his struggling former team may be what Los Angeles needs to break out of its slump.
The Clippers look to end a three-game losing streak while dealing the New Orleans Hornets an eighth straight defeat Monday night.
After knocking off San Antonio for its sixth...
For a split second on Friday night, Deron Williams must thought he was just as tall as 6-foot-10 Blake Griffin and 7-foot Ryan Hollins as he leapt up to try to dunk over the towering pair.
The way up must have seemed like an eternity for Williams as he saw Griffin elevating as well, arms outstretched and ready to reject Williams’ offering. Well, we have that entire exchange in...
Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin had a monster block to deny a dunk attempt by Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams in the first quarter of Friday night's NBA game at the Barclays Center.
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Deron Williams had 15 points, 12 assists, four blocked shots and three steals, leading the Brooklyn Nets to a 98-85 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday.
Joe Johnson scored 21 points and Brook Lopez had 15 for Brooklyn, which has won five straight games at Barclays Center. The 6-1 beginning on the new home court is the Nets' best start since the 2002-03 season when...
Clearly, Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin is pretty good at dunking the basketball but he can also play a little defense.In the second quarter of the Brooklyn Nets/Los Angeles Clippers game earlier tonight, watch as Blake turns back a Deron Williams dunk attempt:
With the score tied up and the first quarter coming to a close, Deron Williams decided he wanted to make a statement. Rather than dribble the seconds away and settle for a jump shot, Williams elected to take the ball to the rack. He blew by an unsuspecting Chris Paul with 13 on the shot clock and planted for a leaning, right-handed dunk attempt. Though his intentions were admirable...
Against Chris Paul and the Clippers, OKC elected to go with the same cross match that completely changed the course of the 2012 Western Conference Finals. The strategy worked once again. With the long, spindly arms of Thabo Sefolosha seemingly waiting for him everywhere he tried to go, Chris Paul struggled as mightily as Tony Parker did late last spring. The Clippers fought hard...