The Clippers guard says he thinks he'll be better by tipoff for Game 6 against the Memphis Grizzlies. His treatment? Praying over his thumb.
Paul also tallied two steals, marking his 19th consecutive game with at least one.
Paul also had 14 assists for his 30th double-double of the season, more than any other guard in the NBA.
Paul, who leads all active players with 9.7 assists per game, has dished out 35 over the last three contests. The Clippers are 24-3 when he records more than 10.
Fantasy owners were surely thrilled with Paul's effort after he was limited to 14.8 points on 35.9 percent shooting over his previous five games.
Paul's assist average of 9.6 ranks second in the league this season but is only his fifth-best personal mark, showing just how good he's been over the course of his career.
Paul locked horns in a delectable matchup with Tony Parker. It was a delight to watch these point guards showcase their skills.
Paul was 12 of 15 from the floor but also matched a season high with seven turnovers. He is 58 of 98 (59.2 percent) from the field over his last eight games while averaging 21.5 points.
Paul is averaging 20.5 points on 55.6 percent shooting over his last six games.
Paul is shooting 50.5 percent from the field in the month of March - spanning nine games - with 97 assists compared to 21 turnovers during that stretch.
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