After the Clippers beat Miami on Wednesday, LeBron James sat by his locker praising Chris Paul.
"He's always aware, he knows the tempo of the game, knows the score. He's always aware of when he needs to pick his points, you know, pick his shots or get into attack and make things happen.
"That's why I've always felt that he's the best point guard in the NBA."
Paul had 16 points and 10 assists in the Clippers' 107-100 win over the defending champions. He opened the game up for his team, turning a 54-52 halftime lead into a double-digit advantage heading into the fourth quarter after he scored 13 points in the final three minutes and 22 seconds of the third quarter.
Paul referred to his third-quarter scoring frenzy as a stroke of luck.
When a reporter told him that the reigning MVP of the league thinks that Paul's humility is a bit misguided, Paul laughed.
"That's like one of my best friends saying that too, so, you know what I ...