Thursday November 26th, 2015

Chris Paul demolished Rudy Gobert’s ankles during Wednesday’s ClippersJazz game, and why Gobert was ever guarding him that far out, we’ll always wonder.

Paul added another name to his hit list, driving hard right, sending the enormous Frenchman tumbling to the baseline, and draining the jumper (because that’s usually how these things end).

Just another day at the office.

The good news is, maybe Gobert can now forget about getting dunked on by DeMar DeRozan.

Or ... not. Because we sure won’t.

The Jazz sent the Clippers to another loss, winning 102–91 at Staples Center. Paul finished with 24 points and eight assists while Blake Griffin scored a season–high 40 points in the loss. Gobert scored 10 points and 11 rebounds for Utah.

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L.A. falls to 7–8 as Utah improves to 7–7. The loss raised further questions about the Clippers’ current state, which has seen them lose six of their last eight games. Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix chronicled their struggle to adjust to new pieces brought in this off–season.

“This isn’t golf. This isn’t tennis. You can’t do it alone,” Paul told reporters after the game. “We’re better than this. We haven’t ever been like this. We’ve got to fix it.”

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