Tag: Chris Paul

Houston Rockets v Los Angeles Clippers

PBT Extra: Dwight Howard, DeAndre Jordan matchup key part of Clippers vs. Rockets


There are a lot of great matchups to watch in the Clippers vs. Rockets second round matchup. The Clippers primarily used J.J. Redick on James Harden during the season, and it worked with Harden shooting just 38.5 percent. Will Trevor Ariza slow the hobbled Chris Paul? Then there is the question of how the Clippers deal with Josh Smith of the bench if he plays like he did in the Dallas series.

Then there is Dwight Howard vs. DeAndre Jordan.

That’s the one Jenna Corrado and I discuss in this latest PBT Extra. Howard missed all four regular season matchups between these teams and he certainly changes the dynamic. Plus, neither of these guys is used to being matched up on a big as athletic as they are. It will be fun.

LeBron James hung up on Chris Paul after Paul’s Game 7 game-winner

LeBron James, Chris Paul

Chris Paul hit THE shot of the NBA season so far, a game-winner in Game 7 of the Clippers-Spurs series.

Afterward, Paul shared a very nice moment with Tim Duncan, a fellow Wake Forest product:

After that, Paul had a more interesting “conversation” with LeBron James.

Tom Withers of the Associated Press:

When LeBron listed his only three close friends in the NBA, Paul was one. I think we just learned something about their friendship.

Lone voter who omitted James Harden from MVP ballot entirely says it was an error


James Harden appeared on 129 of 130 MVP ballots, losing the award to Stephen Curry.

The one voter who left off Harden – Chris Haynes of Cleveland.com – says it was inadvertent.

Haynes posted his picks last month, but at least for MVP, that’s not one the NBA counted.

Haynes’ intended ballot:

  • 1. Stephen Curry
  • 2. LeBron James
  • 3. James Harden
  • 4. Anthony Davis
  • 5. Chris Paul

Haynes counted ballot:

  • 1. Stephen Curry
  • 2. LeBron James
  • 3. Anthony Davis
  • 4. Russell Westbrook
  • 5. Chris Paul

It’s not clear what happened, but Haynes called it “an oversight on my part.”

To Harden fans, this is another example of their guy getting shafted. At least this mix-up didn’t affect the final order.

However, if you think this was the only – or even just the second – error in award balloting, you’re probably fooling yourself. These things happen. Kudos to Haynes for addressing it so promptly, which was the only good recourse at this point.

Hopefully, these problems just avoided in the future, but I’m not counting on it.