OKC Thunder: Chris Paul exudes fighting spirit in top 6 games

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MARCH 08: Chris Paul #3 of the OKC Thunder looks to shoot against the Boston Celtics. (Photo by Omar Rawlings/Getty Images) /

The final installment of OKC Thunder top games features leader Chris Paul whose determination inspired copious historic and clutch time victories.

The 2019-20 iteration of the OKC Thunder wouldn’t be who they are without Chris Paul. CP3’s resurgence in his 15th year in the NBA has witnessed his ascent to hero status for the city of Oklahoma, a clutch King, and an All-Star again after a three-year absence.

While many players who reach his age and time in the league have already shown us their full potential, Paul is still revealing parts of his game never witnessed before.

The guard is still playing at a high level and displaying leadership qualities that helped a young Thunder team achieve what many did not foresee.

It’s been so entertaining to watch CP3 this year as he has implemented his incredible floor general skills and decision making to create opportunities for those around him but also shone in his own right.

There are many discussions about whether he will make an All-NBA team this year assuming the season resumes. There’s no doubt he deserves to be considered and is OKC’s MVP as well as a contender for NBA MVP – that’s how well he’s played this season.

We could go on for days talking about the countless brilliant moments and memories the Thunder experienced this year and how Paul is at the forefront of most of them.

But one thing that stands out for me this year isn’t even what he did on the court but what he said to his team during a comeback victory against the Chicago Bulls in December.

Paul stated, “We always got a chance.” That simple yet powerful message is a reflection of who he is and what he has done this year.

Paul has never given up and he has instilled that attitude into his team to never stop fighting even when they’re trailing or feeling like they cannot push anymore.

This has resulted in his continued improvement from month to month. According to StatMuse both, his points average and percentages have increased from October to February.


The guard is averaging 17.7 points, 6.8 assists, and 4.9 rebounds on 48.9 field goal and 36.2 three-point percentage. He leads the Thunder in assists and steals (1.6). He is also second on the team for minutes played per game (31.8).

Here are six of Chris Paul’s best games this season.