Paul recorded 33 points (10-20 FG, 6-11 3Pt, 7-8 FT), 11 rebounds, seven assists and three steals in 35 minutes during Saturday's 116-108 win over the Warriors. Paul recorded his eighth double-double of the season in a masterful performance. In what could probably be a preview of the Western Conference finals, Paul and the rockets took the early lead in the first quarter and never looked back. He's shooting 47.9 percent from the floor over his past five games, and is heating up from long range, with 39.1 percent success rate from beyond the arc. James Harden's minutes restriction will likely be lifted for the Rockets' next contest against the Heat, but Paul will continue to put up elite numbers.
Paul will not be suspended for reportedly entering the Clippers' locker room following Monday's contest, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. After a tension-filled contest against the Clippers, there was some concern that Paul, among others, would be suspended by the NBA for their involvement in the conflicts during and after the game. Trevor Ariza and Gerald Green were both hit with two-game suspensions, while Paul and James Harden have not been penalized.
Paul scored 19 points (8-17 FG, 3-10 3PT) to go with six rebounds, seven assists and one block in 35 minutes during Monday's 113-102 loss to the Clippers. Overall, Paul had a solid night in his first game back at his former home in Los Angeles. Monday's stat line adds onto a seven game stretch in which the guard is averaging 22.4 points, 9.7 assists and 7.1 rebounds in James Harden's (hamstring) absence. With Harden possibly making a return later this week, Paul's numbers could see a significant hit. Over his last seven games, Paul is shooting, on average, 17.8 times from the floor, which is currently 3.7 more times than his season average. With Harden back in the lineup, expect Paul's opportunities to decrease slightly back to the range of 14.0 shots per game versus Harden's 21.2 shots.
Paul scored 25 points (9-18 FG, 2-6 3PT, 5-7 FT) to go with eight rebounds, six assists and two blocks in 27 minutes during Friday's 112-95 win against Phoenix. Paul continues to perform well without James Harden (hamstring) in the lineup. After leading all Houston scorers with 25 points Friday, the guard pushed his average over the last six games to 23.0 points without Harden. In addition, Paul is on a tear with 10.1 assists and 7.0 rebounds over this same span. As long as Harden is sidelined, expect Paul to remain in control in Houston in the meantime.
Paul scored 37 points (13-29 FG, 3-11 3PT, 8-8 FT) to go with seven rebounds, 11 assists and one steal across 33 minutes during Wednesday's 121-112 win against Portland. Without James Harden for the fifth consecutive game, Paul has not missed a beat without his backcourt running mate. Going back to his last six games, the guard is averaging a solid line of 23.5 points, 11.8 assists and 6.8 rebounds. While the Rockets have kept their heads above water without Harden, Paul has continued to flourish while running the show in his absence.
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