The Los Angeles Clippers avoid their first three game losing streak with a win versus the Denver Nuggets. It was great bounce back win for the Clips after losing two closely contested games. With the win the Clippers advance to 20-11 and are in first place in the pacific division. This is the first time in franchise history that the Clippers lead their division heading into the All-Star break. The game was very entertaining with drunks galore. PF Blake Griffin recorded another double/double scoring 27 points and pulled down 12 boards. Basically Blake was being Blake. The most important aspect of the game is that PG Chris Paul was back to his old tricks. Chris openly admitted on an interview that he was the one to blame for the Clippers two losses. He made sure his team and fans would not leave the Staple Center as losers.
Chris was on a mission in this game. He was hot throughout the contest and scored a game high 36 points and 9 assists. It is a great to see the fire in the eyes of the teams leader (yes, he is the leader). A debate that keeps occurring in a few sports shows is the question of who is the best true point guard in the NBA. Many believe it is between two players; New Jerseys Nets Deron Williams and our very own Chris Paul. Not to be bias, but I would Chris “Mr. Fourth Quarter” Paul. No disrespect to Deron, it’s just I think Chris is a one of a kind leader.
I must add that the Clippers were helped that many of the Nuggets players were out with injuries; PG Ty Lawson, PF Nene, and SG Rudy Fernandez to name a few. Give the Nuggets credit for putting up a great fight. Watch out for PF Kenneth Faried, I think this guy is going to be a very productive player for years to come. In college he played for Morehead State University and finished his career recording the most doubles/doubles in NCAA history. The Nuggets played hard but in the end the Clippers were too much and won the game 103-95.
It was a good team win for the Clippers. Role players such as C DeAndre Jordan had a double/double scoring 10 points and grabbing 16 rebounds and SG Randy Foye pitched in with 10 points of his own. Now it is time to enjoy the All-Star weekend. I want to wish Blake and Chris good luck and I hope one of them bring back the All-Star M.V.P. trophy. I believe it will be the first time a Clipper is awarded with that honor. LET’S GO CLIPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!