CHRIS PAUL HAD the best night of his career last night.
That’s not hyperbole, exaggeration or embellishment. As far as shooting goes, that’s just fact.
CP3 finished with 32 points — including a ridiculous eight three-pointers from nine attempts — and 10 assists as the LA Clippers shook off the underdog tag to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 122-105.
Paul’s hefty haul fell just short of the NBA Playoff record for the most three-pointers in a single game, which stands at nine.
But he did become the first player to have 30 points / 10 assists / and an 85% success rate in the playoffs. The only other player who even came close to those type of numbers was the legendary Michael Jordan who shot 33/13/83% in a game back in 1991.
That should give you a pretty good idea of how dominant Paul was.
Here’s his shooting breakdown:
And here are the highlights:
NBA Playoffs 2014
- LA Clippers 122 @ Oklahoma City Thunder 105 (Clippers lead 1-0)
- Washington Wizards 102 @ Indiana Pacers 96 (Wizards lead 1-0)
- Brooklyn Nets @ Miami Heat
- Portland Trail Blazers @ San Antonio Spurs
– Additional reporting by Tony Manfred, BusinessInsider