There’s a rather silly theory some talking heads — usually not NBA guys — that Chris Paul lacked the internal fortitude and leadership to win big games. That was always crap, but it was out there.
Anyone who says that after Saturday night is a fool.
The Clippers and Spurs faced off in one of the greatest — if not the greatest — first round series ever and it took 27 points from Paul on a night he injured his hamstring to get the win over the Spurs. Paul was nothing short of brilliant, hitting 9-of-13 shots, including 5-of-6 from three. That includes the game winner.