OKC Thunder: 35 moments in honor of Chris Paul’s 35th birthday

JANUARY 25: Chris Paul #3 of the OKC Thunder smiles during the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)
JANUARY 25: Chris Paul #3 of the OKC Thunder smiles during the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images) /
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MARCH 04: Chris Paul and Danilo Gallinari of the OKC Thunder celebrates Gallinari’s fourth quarter three point basket. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /

Buzzer Beaters and Game Winners:

Although I couldn’t find a stat that compares buzzer-beaters Chris Paul has had his fair share for the Thunder this season. In the following 26 games CP3 either beat the buzzer or clinched victory for the OKC Thunder:

  • Oct. 27 vs. Warriors: hits a 3-point shot to close the first quarter.
  • Oct. 30 vs.Blazers: beats the final buzzer with a two-point lay-up.
  • Nov. 7 at Spurs: CP3 hits a 3-point shot as the first quarter buzzer sounds.
  • Nov. 9 vs. Warriors: Paul scores the final six points.
  • Nov. 10 vs. Bucks: beats the final buzzer with a 3-pointer
  • Nov. 18 at Clippers: beats second-quarter buzzer with a 3-point shot
  • Nov. 25 at Warriors: hits half-court buzzer-beater to finish half
  • Nov. 27 at Blazers: drops in a lay-in to beat half time buzzer
  • Dec. 11 at Kings: final shot of half is Paul’s 3-point dagger
  • Dec.16 vs. Bulls: scores 10 of the final 11 Thunder points
  • Dec. 22 vs. Clippers: hits 3-point shot right at the third-quarter buzzer
  • Dec. 27 at Charlotte: delivers a two-point shot at the end of the half.
  • Dec. 29 at Raptors nails 3-point buzzer-beater at end of first-quarter.
  • Jan. 4 at Cavaliers: beats half time buzzer with a two-point jump shot.
  • Jan. 6 at 76ers: scored final 3-points of second and five points of the third quarter.
  • Jan. 7 at Nets: scored 10 of last 12 points to close fourth quarter to erase a six-point deficit and force overtime
  • Jan. 18 at Blazers: scores final seven Thunder points of the half.
  • Jan. 22 at Magic: scores eight of 14 Thunder points in the final 3:34 of the fourth quarter
  • Jan. 24 versus Hawks: first quarter buzzer-beating 3-pointer
  • Feb. 5 versus Cavaliers: records last five points capped by 3-pointer at end of the first frame, and last two of the second quarter.
  • Feb. 7 versus Pistons: scores eight of the last 10 Thunder points to finish the match.
  • Feb. 9 versus Celtics: beats game-ending buzzer with 32 foot 3-pointer.
  • Feb 21 versus Nuggets: hits two-point jumper at end of the half to tie the match.
  • Feb. 25 at Bulls: hits a two-point jump shot to beat the third-quarter buzzer and scores the final four Thunder points in the fourth quarter to secure two-point victory.
  • Mar. 6 at Knicks: hits 16-foot jump shot to beat the first-quarter buzzer.
  • Mar. 8 at Celtics: in final 2:21 of the fourth quarter, ties game, scores to put Thunder ahead, makes defensive play leading to a steal and Schroder layup and shuts down Jayson Tatum on final shot to clinch victory.