Five years ago today, Chris Paul gave us arguably the greatest moment in the history of the Clippers franchise.
It was the first round of the NBA playoffs, and the Clippers were matched up with the defending champion San Antonio Spurs. It was a slugfest of a first round, and the series was tied at three games apiece, with the Clippers having home court for the final game.
The entire game was epic. Both teams were constantly exchanging the lead, even down to the final minute. With nine seconds remaining and the game tied at 109, the Clippers had the ball.
The rest is history.
To this date, this is still arguably the greatest win in Clippers history. Knocking out the defending champions, winning on a game-winner in Game 7. It can’t get any better than that.
Where were you when Chris Paul hit this shot? I was working at Blaze Pizza, and missed almost the entire game. I got off and literally ran home (I lived two blocks away) and was able to catch almost the entire fourth quarter. To this date I think this is the most stressed I’ve ever been while watching a basketball game. To be honest, I don’t even think I can remember much about how I felt when he hit that shot because I was in pure disbelief.
Regardless of what happened the next series and what happened with Paul’s tenure in LA, this is one of the greatest moments in franchise history, and this is arguably one of the greatest moments for Clippers fans.