The Los Angeles Clippers guard and the possible MVP Chris Paul hit a shot over the Sixers Andre Iguodala with 3.2 seconds left in the game to give the Clippers a 78-77 victory over the Sixers at the Wells Fargo Center in front of over 20,000 fans on Friday night.
Chris Paul also saved the game for the Clippers when he made a very good defensive play on a inbounds pass by the Sixers at half court. Andre Iguodala made a pass to teammate Lou Williams and Chris Paul and Kenyon Martin double teammed the Sixers guard Lou Williams who could do nothing.
The Sixers took a 77-76 lead when Lou Williams hit two free throws with 18 seconds left in the game. The Clippers' Chris Paul tried to attempt a pass to Blake Griffin. It was a bad pass but Griffin made a good play and dove, keep possession, and kicked the ball back out. If Blake does not make this great play the Clippers would of lost the game but he saved the day for the Clippers and Chris Paul finished it off for the Clippers to give them the victory over the Sixers.
The Sixers whose record fell to 18-9 on the season suffered consecutive loses for the first time all season and the Los Angeles Clippers improved their record to 16-8.
Chris Paul led the Clippers in scoring on the night with 24 points and 4 assists. Blake Griffin had 16 points and 11 rebounds. The Sixers Andre Iguodala and Elton Brand both had 12 points for the Sixers.
The Clippers Caron Butle broke a 74-74 tie with a shot with 56.7 seconds left in the fourth quarter. Iguodala then missed a shot for the Sixers and the Clippers came down the court when Chris Paul missed a shot over the Sixers Thaddeus Young. The Sixers Jrue Holoday made the first of two free throws but than missed the second freethrow. Blake Griffin of the Clippers got the rebound with 20.4 seconds left on the clock, and the Clippers called timeout leading and with the ball 76-75.
The Clippers took another timeout when Ryan Gomes could not inbound the ball and the Clippers were almost called for a five second violation as well. Gomes threw a bad in bounds pass and Lou Williams of the Sixers was fouled. Williams hit both free throws which gave the Sixers a 77-76 lead with 18 seconds left. Chris Paul of the Clippers did the rest and the Clippers left the court of the Wells Fargo Center with the win.