Last night in Los Angeles, the Nets had the upper hand over the Clippers through three quarters but Chris Paul led them to victory with 17 points in the final frame. Paul had a total of 29 points and eleven dimes on the night while DeAndre Jordan chipped in with 12 boards. Here’s a look at today’s news out of the Pacific..
- While people debated whether Paul was a better point guard than Deron Williams for a long time, CP3 has blown by D-Will in recent years, writes Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News. However, Bondy notes that the new, slimmer Williams has been pouring it on since the All-Star break and Brooklyn coach P.J. Carlesimo says that his one-guard has re-entered the debate in a big way.
- Paul will be among the top free agents in this summer’s class but Moke Hamilton of Sheridan Hoops still has him as No. 2 next to Dwight Howard in his latest rankings. Hamilton notes that Paul’s stock slipped slightly after last Wednesday’s loss to the Grizzlies, but one has to imagine that his Herculean effort against the Nets will help his case for being ranked over Howard.
- Goran Dragic wasn’t terribly inconsistent in the early goings of his reunion with the Suns but he has found a groove since the All-Star break, writes Zach Buchanan of The Arizona Republic.