Chris Paul/Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Clippers, NBA.com
There were two very big baskets by the Clippers down the stretch in their 110-105 victory Monday night at Minnesota. Spencer Hawes buried a 3-pointer for a 105-101 lead with 1:31 to play. Then, with 38 seconds left, Chris Paul made a 19-footer over the 6-foot-11 Kevin Garnett for a 108-103 lead, all but sealing the Timberwolves’ fate.
Since Paul is only 6-foot, his shot over Garnett was not easy to make.
“I tried to get the iso (isolated play),” Paul said. “They took away my step-back and I put up a tough one and it went down.”
Paul scored 26 points and had 14 assists.