Off to a tremendous start, Chris Paul has the Los Angeles Clippers' offense clicking on all cylinders.
The team's effort on the defensive end is another story.
Coming off their highest-scoring display in five seasons, the visiting Clippers go for a fourth consecutive win Wednesday night against the Orlando Magic.
Los Angeles (3-1) has proven nearly unstoppable since a season-opening defeat to the Lakers, averaging 124.3 points on 50.6 percent shooting during its winning streak. Much of that success can be attributed to Paul, who has averaged 26.5 points and 13.3 assists while recording a double-double in all four games.
Paul was at it again Monday, compiling 23 points and 17 assists as the Clippers handed Houston its first loss, 137-118. It was Los Angeles' highest-scoring game since beating New York 140-135 in overtime March 25, 2009.
"Offense is pretty good. It's all about our pace. We're up-tempo. If a team misses, we're running," said Paul,...