Clippers point guard and heart and soul Chris Paul shows how us make up for giving away 15-inches to a defender in the clip below. Sure basketball is a big man’s game, or it’s supposed to be anyway. And Blake Griffin at 6’10” owned this one against the Knicks — a 114-105 Clippers victory. But the highlight was supplied by Chris Paul’s lethal handle, perfect court sense, and ability to finish in the lane.
Watch Paul take advantage of a mismatch with the 7’3″ Kristaps Porzingis, going around him twice to get a 8-footer in the paint. At 6’0″ Paul gives away about 15 inches to Porzingis, who’s no slouch as a pure athlete either. Paul needs all this work to get the shot off over Porzingis’ oustretched arms. He knows exactly what he’s doing.