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

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MARCH 08: Chris Paul #3 of the OKC Thunder is guarded by Jayson Tatum #0 of the Boston Celtics (Photo by Omar Rawlings/Getty Images) /

CP3’s two-way effort sinks Celtics:

Who could forget this match or the last few moments where CP3 and Dennis Schroder did some damage to the Boston Celtics and fought to come out on top.

Down 104-103 with 13.8 seconds left, Paul locked down on defense pushing Celtics’ point guard Kemba Walker into a corner which allowed Shroder to come in and steal the ball for the winning layup.


It was the type of play you would see in the NBA Finals. Just pure ambition, aggression, and a desire to win no matter what it took. You felt that when you watched Paul stay on Walker like a hawk.

After the Schroder score and into the last few seconds of the match the Celtics had possession. Rising star Jayson Tatum had the ball in his hands and went up for a mid-range jumper to win the game. Despite the size difference, Paul held his ground and put pressure on Tatum, waving his hands and even trying to swipe at the ball to prevent him from scoring.

The timing from the 10-time All-Star as he leaped to defend Tatum right when he released the ball was sensational. Those five seconds of one-on-one with Tatum meant just as much as when he trapped Walker.

It was a defining moment in the game and showed just how much he wanted the victory as Paul helped OKC erase an 18 point deficit. He also filled the box score and finished with 28 points, seven assists, six rebounds, one block, and one steal.