SCIC NBA Performance of the Week — Week 1

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

Through the first few days of NBA opening week, there were a plethora of options for the performance of the week. You had an amazing performance by the Philadelphia 76ers, who opened the season 2-0. You had a three-point onslaught by Steph Curry on Thursday night and a 42 point performance from Kevin Durant in the Thunder’s season opener — just to name a few.

But above all of those performers was one, Chris Paul. On Thursday night, he out-dueled Curry and the Warriors 126-115, but the best part of the night was Paul’s ridiculous stat line. The Clippers point guard finished with 42 points, (on 12-for-20 shooting), 15 assists and six steals in 37 minutes.

Here are two of his insane assists to Blake Griffin:

Here’s Paul dunking:

Here’s some historical significance to Paul’s performance, if you’re into that:

It’s a clear choice. When Paul is playing like a top-3 player in this league, the Clippers are just that much better. On Thursday night, he played that way, and then some. He was just so efficient, precise and nearly mistake-free. So good.


If you care to watch the entire highlight reel between the Clippers and the Warriors, check it out here:

Topics: Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA

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