Blake Griffin and Chris Paul are not happy campers here during Game 6 of their Western Conference semifinals series with the Houston Rockets. The Clippers were outscored 51-20 over the final 15 minutes of action, falling 119-107 at Staples Center/Associated Press photo by David J. Phillip
Not only are the Clippers trying to get to the conference finals for the first time in franchise history, Clippers guard Chris Paul is trying to do the same. He’s in his 10th year and he’s in his seventh postseason, fourth with the Clippers after having three with New Orleans.
Paul was asked about that at practice Saturday at Toyota Center in Houston, and he shot down any thoughts of individuality in this regard.
“It’s solely team,” he said. “Anybody who knows me knows it’s always been that and that’s what this is. If it wasn’t, I would have taken up golf or tennis or even ping pong; I like ping pong, it’s sort of individual. But everything that we do is always about the team.”
Paul was pressed by a reporter who wanted to know what it would mean to him to get to the conference finals.
“Is that what you play for?” Paul said. “I mean, I don’t know, do they give you a trophy for that?”
Game 7 is Sunday at 12:30 p.m. at Toyota Center.