Paul compiled 19 points (5-11 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 6-6 FT), 12 assists, 11 rebounds and two steals in 40 minutes during Wednesday's 104-102 Game 7 loss to the Rockets. Paul did everything he could for the Thunder, but he ultimately fell short in his efforts to guide them to the second round. It was a bittersweet end to an impressive season for Paul, who only missed two games all year long -- an unusual development for a guy who missed more than 20 games in each of the prior three campaigns. His mammoth contract will probably keep him in Oklahoma City, and fantasy managers should continue enjoying the veteran's well-rounded (if no longer elite) statistical production.
Paul scored 28 points (10-20 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 5-5 FT) and added seven rebounds, three assists and three steals in 40 minutes of Monday's 104-100 win over the Rockets. Paul came alive in the fourth quarter, netting 15 of his points in the frame, including two free throws to take the lead with under 14 seconds remaining. The scoring effort was his best of the series so far, although the 35-year-old is averaging 21.7 points per game in the series. His next outing could determine if the Thunder advance past Wednesday's Game 7.
Paul posted 16 points (6-13 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 3-4 FT), six rebounds, three assists and a block in 30 minutes during Saturday's 114-80 Game 5 loss against the Rockets. Paul was one of the most important players for the Thunder on the offensive end of the court, but that didn't matter much as the Rockets dominated Game 5 from start to finish. The veteran point guard salvaged a decent fantasy production despite the lack of assists, and he should in line for an increased usage rate -- which could translate into an uptick scoring-wise -- in next week's pivotal Game 6.
Paul accumulated 26 points (10-19 FG, 0-5 3Pt, 6-6 FT), six rebounds, three assists and three steals in 37 minutes during Monday's 117-114 Game 4 win over the Rockets. Paul couldn't find his form from beyond the arc, but he made just about everything else he attempted. He uncharacteristically finished with as many turnovers as assists, but Paul nevertheless orchestrated the offense effectively enough to help the Thunder even the series. The team will be looking to him for another impressive performance in Wednesday's extremely important Game 5.
Paul totaled 26 points (11-20 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 0-1 FT), six rebounds, five assists, one steal and one block in 41 minutes during Saturday's 119-107 victory over the Rockets. Paul was fantastic for the Thunder as they won their first game of the best-of-seven series. After missing a chance to win the game in regulation, Paul nailed two clutch three-pointers during the extra period to seal the victory. The Thunder will be looking to maintain this momentum when the two sides clash again on Tuesday.
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