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Chris Paul: A Big Reason Behind the Thunder’s Success

Photo Courtesy of "Los Angeles Times"

Chris Paul, one of the best point guards in the NBA, is enjoying another successful season.

This time, it’s for another team: the Oklahoma City Thunder, a team widely expected to struggle because of the loss of Russell Westbrook and Paul George to the Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Clippers, respectively.

The Thunder currently hold the seventh spot in the Western Conference, right ahead of the Memphis Grizzles, and right behind the Houston Rockets. OKC has won four of their past five games, most recently a 120-100 victory against the Sacramento Kings yesterday.

Chris Paul, at the head of the charge, is averaging 17.1 points per game, 6.5 assists per game, 5.1 rebounds per game, and 1.6 steals per game. Paul has done well enough to earn an All-Star reserve spot in this year’s NBA All-Star game, which will be played in memory of Kobe Bryant.

Alonsgside Paul in the Thunder starting lineup is shooting guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Terrance Ferguson (currently listed as out), offensive superstar Danilo Galinari, and Steven Adams. Paul and his teammates get their next test on Friday, as they travel to Phoenix to take on Devin Booker and the Suns.

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