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No. 79: Greatest Clippers of All-Time: Darren Collison

Best known for his Game 4 heroics vs. OKC

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Darren Collison

Time with Clippers: 2013-2014

Stats: 11.4 PPG, 2.4 RPG, 3.7 APG, 1.2 SPG, 80 G, 25.9 MPG, 46.7 FG%

Win Shares: 5.9

He only played one season in Los Angeles for the Clippers, but it sure was a good one. Darren Collison spent the 2013-2014 campaign as the backup point guard for the Clippers. He appeared in 80 games, but did receive 35 starts.

As expected, Collison was great when he started for the Clippers. When he got the start, he averaged 15 points and over five assists per game, both of which would have been nearly career-highs for him had he spent the entire season as the starter.

It was the second half of the season in which the Clippers turned to Collison during the absence of Chris Paul. Over his final 46 games of the season, Collison averaged 14 points a night while five assists and a steal. He shot 47 percent from the field including 39 percent from deep. Once Paul came back, Collison was too good to put on the bench, so he got a lot of starts as the shooting guard alongside Paul.

Collison’s best game with the Clippers came in Game 4 of the second round against the Thunder in the playoffs. He rallied the Clippers back from a huge deficit, scoring 18 points, including 10 in the final three minutes of the game.

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