Doc Rivers liked what he saw from point guard Chris Paul in win over Utah

Chris Paul

Chris Paul/Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Clippers,


Chris Paul did not play well in Saturday’s 110-98 loss to Toronto at Staples Center. He scored just 10 points on 3 of 12 shooting. He did dole out eight assists, but he was otherwise outplayed by Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry, who went for 25 points, seven assists and three steals.

Paul was much more like himself in Monday’s 101-97 victory over the visiting Utah Jazz. He scored 20 points on 7 of 14 shooting – 3 of 5 from 3-point range – and had eight assists and four steals.

Coach Doc Rivers liked what he saw.

“When Chris is playing aggressive and is trying to score, the assists come regardless,” Rivers said post-game. “Good things happened when he was playing. He was really aggressive tonight.”