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Paul puts Clippers' success on Griffin

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07:12 AM ET 08.07 | The Clippers may be considered Chris Paul's team, but he views teammate Blake Griffin as the key to the franchise's title hopes. "Blake is one of those guys, where his age has nothing to do with anything," Paul said in a wide-ranging phone interview with ESPNLosAngeles.com this week. "People may say he's a young guy, but he's been special in this league, he's been an All-Star. His voice carries a lot of weight and I think our team will definitely go as Blake goes. He's our guy, and he's good enough to do so." Griffin made his third straight All-Star team this season, but his season averages in scoring (18.0) and rebounding (8.3) fell off slightly from his career averages (20.4 points, 10.4 rebounds) as he played nearly three fewer minutes per game during the regular season, at 32.5, in an attempt to stay healthier for the playoffs.

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August 7, 2013  08:25 AM ET

Nah! You're da man CP3. The Clipps goes as you go. Blake do need to step up. He needs to go to Hakeem's big men camp...

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August 7, 2013  08:51 AM ET

"Paul puts Clippers' success on Griffin"...

Smart move. Put the spotlight on Blake now and when you win nothing it keeps that light shining brightly on him. You are the man so glory would be yours if the Clippers somehow delivered but placing someone else on your pedestal puts them in the crosshairs when the Clippers fail again...

August 7, 2013  08:53 AM ET
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Now I wanna hear out all the "CP3 is the best" thumpers. So now it's on Blake after just signing a max deal? LMAOMaybe John Wall s right somewhere. If Wall can carry his team (which he kinda did the last 10% of the season), he may be the best PG in this league. We know DRose did that in the past.CP3 - it is put up, or **** time, bro!

Why do you hate him so much? He basically carried the NO team and he carried the Clippers when the Clippers weren't going anywhere. DRose had pieces around him and had a great coach. Wall hasn't proven that he can bring his team to the playoffs.

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August 7, 2013  08:58 AM ET

I agree the Clippers only go as far as Blake improves his game.

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August 7, 2013  09:24 AM ET

I have to

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August 7, 2013  09:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Now I wanna hear out all the "CP3 is the best" thumpers. So now it's on Blake after just signing a max deal? LMAOMaybe John Wall s right somewhere. If Wall can carry his team (which he kinda did the last 10% of the season), he may be the best PG in this league. We know DRose did that in the past.CP3 - it is put up, or **** time, bro!

Haha,

Did CP3 pee in your cereal? He is a top 5 PG and is barely 6 feet tall. A PG that can score but does better assisting. He can't attack the basket like bigger guards but he is a beast. Blake scoring dropped in the playoffs Pauls went up. It is a team game but Blake needs to step his game up in the postseason or the Clippers will get exposed again.

CP3 regular season
22.8PPG 6.1 ast/game
16.9PPG 9.7 ast/game

BG
18.8PPG 8.3 reb/game
13.2pPG 5.5 reb/game

August 7, 2013  09:27 AM ET

*CP3 regular season then post season last year
22.8PPG 6.1 ast/game
16.9PPG 9.7 ast/game

BG regular season then post season last year

18.8PPG 8.3 reb/game
13.2pPG 5.5 reb/game

August 7, 2013  09:28 AM ET

Haha I had it flipped
*CP3 post season then regular season last year
22.8PPG 6.1 ast/game
16.9PPG 9.7 ast/game

BG post season then regular season
13.2 PPG 5.5 reb/game
18.8PPG 8.3 reb/game

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August 7, 2013  09:33 AM ET
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bucket, not sure what a bicket is

bickets and gravy?

August 7, 2013  09:34 AM ET

Morning, AJ.

What's good?

 
August 7, 2013  09:36 AM ET
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bucket, not sure what a bicket is

Harry Bicket (born 1961, Liverpool, England) is a British conductor, harpsichordist and organist. He is particularly associated with the baroque and classical repertoire.

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