Oct 31, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul (3) and Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry (30) go for the ball in the first half of the game at Staples Center.Clippers won 125-115. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

VIDEO – Relive Chris Paul’s 42/15/6 vs Golden State


Last night against the Golden State Warriors, Chris Paul put on a show that had never been seen in the NBA. Well at least since the league began recording steals. There have been 40-point, 15-assist games last seen by Lebron James and Allen Iverson, but neither player had to steals to go with their nights. Here is the full highlight clip of his night. http://youtu.be/FicHOPklo4g Considering Paul’s ability to take over games such as this, this leads many to wonder why he doesn’t approach every game like this. I’m not inside Paul’s head nor am I friends with him, so I can’t give you an answer straight from the horses mouth, but one has to assume that he knows he can’t win games by his lonesome. Instead of looking to score 20-25 points a night like the Derrick Rose‘s and Russell Westbrook‘s of the NBA, Paul takes a conservative approach, looking to keep his teammates heavily involved while waiting to rev up his scoring when the opportunity arises. Look at the opening night game. While his teammates looked flustered and aggravated by the Los Angeles Lakers energy on both sides of the floor, Paul never once looked to “take over” the game. This is a pertinent matter for the Clippers and their championship aspirations because history says “pass-first” point guards don’t win NBA championships when they’re the best player on the team. Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas broke the mold, but between an a flux of talent on those championship rosters and their abilities to cut the scorer switch on. During his time in Boston, Doc Rivers was known for relying on Rajon Rondo to make the Celtics go. With him at the helm of the Los Angeles Clippers, this could mean Chris Paul is in store for a career year.

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