Chris Paul was the lone Clippers representative participating in the All-Star Game Sunday night, but he made sure Lob City was alive and well. Sure, CP3 didn't have his usual Lob City co-tenants, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan, with him, but he made the best of what was around. The duo of Anthony Davis and James Harden isn't a bad alternative, is it?
Paul put up an impressive 14-point, 16-assist stat line in the West's 196-173 win, with seven of those dimes coming on passes to The Brow. The "defense optional" nature of this game meant most of these plays were completely uncontested, but a few of them were impressive nevertheless. Let's watch some of them, shall we?
The first video we'll see is this CP3 off-the-bounce assist to Harden (via @NBA):
Not bad! Worst defense ever, sure, but hey, fun!
The next couple of dunks have a New Orleans past-to-New Orleans present angle. It was neat to see the two best players in the history of the modern New Orleans franchise teaming up for a few highlights. First, we'll check out the off-the-glass lob (via @NBA):
Next, in what was probably the most impressive play of the game, Paul leaves the big man a bit short with this alley-oop. Still, though, the rather stretchy Anthony Davis has no problem throwing it down (h/t @TheCauldron):
The spinning camera angle certainly gives you a pretty good idea as to just how absurdly athletic and long Davis really is.
Paul and his usual dunkin' buddy, D.J., will be back on the floor together Thursday for the Clips' showdown with the Spurs.