The Los Angeles Clippers have struggled ever since Chauncey Billups went down, but Chris Paul’s heroics have won them some games that they would have otherwise.
They had a bad start to their six-game home-stand losing 3 of their first four, but squeaked out 4 point victories against Houston and Detroit. Paul scored 12 points in the last 3 minutes of the Houston game, and scored 9 points in overtime against Detroit.
“You’d be hard-pressed to find a better guy with the ball late in the game than Chris in this league,” said coach Vinny Del Negro.
The Pacers will have to try and slow Chris Paul down as they try to avoid their 8th loss in 10 games. The Clippers on the other hand start a back-to-back-to-back road series.
The Pacers will likely need an elite defensive effort to win as the offense hasn’t been clicking lately. “Our offense just isn’t working,” forward Danny Granger said after losing two straight to New York. “We’re not getting the job done. Our goal is to win games, and we’re not going to win games this way.”
All will be revealed tomorrow.