Paul contributed 21 points (7-12 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 4-5 FT), five rebounds, four assists and two steals across 32 minutes in Tuesday's 109-99 win over the Nuggets. Paul's assist totals have been down from previous years, but his penchant for steals makes up for that down statistic. Although he hasn't had over five assists in the past four contests, his season average is 7.5 assists, to go along with 2.5 steals per game.
Paul provided 26 points (8-13 FG, 5-8 3Pt, 5-7 FT), five rebounds, five assists, and three steals in 35 minutes during Sunday's 115-103 win over the Pacers. Paul regained his swagger with an efficient line, this after combining for 39 points on 15-of-47 from the field with 30 assists to 14 turnovers over the last four games. Paul and Harden shot the ball lights out in this one, and will look to build on their strong performances during Tuesday's matchup with a Nuggets team that has surprisingly sported the best Defensive Rating in the league.
Paul managed 13 points (4-13 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 3-4 FT), four rebounds, four assists, three steals, and one block in 40 minutes during Saturday's 96-89 loss to San Antonio. The Rockets fell to another loss Saturday as Paul continues to struggle with his shot. Paul recently downplayed an ongoing elbow injury and although he played 40 minutes here, his shot still seems affected by the concern. James Harden and Paul handed out a combined seven assists in what was another dismal effort by the team. The Rockets will back up against the Pacers on Sunday as the they look to get their season back on track,
Paul has been playing through a right elbow injury this season, Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com reports. Paul has no plans to sit out and downplayed the injury's effects on his game when questioned about it after Thursday's loss to the Thunder. The 33-year-old can downplay the significance of the injury all he wants, but the fact of the matter is that he's currently shooting a career-worst 39.3 percent from the field and 78.1 percent from the line through eight games this season, leaving reason to believe it's more significant than he's leading on.
Paul scored 10 points (4-11 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), snagged six steals, dished out five assists and grabbed two rebounds in 36 minutes Thursday against the Thunder. The veteran point guard recorded his most steals on the year, although the rest of his stat-line was underwhelming. Paul is shooting just 39.6 percent from the field, 29.5 percent from three and 76.7 percent from the line on the year -- all on pace to be career lows. It is unlikely these poor percentages persist, and when they bounce back, they will only elevate Paul's outstanding season averages of 17.7 points, 9.3 assists, 5.9 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.9 threes per game.
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