On off nights for both star point guards, Chris Paul did just enough

Friday April 25th, 2014
Chris Paul (left) and Stephen Curry each made clutch plays despite neither playing their best overall.
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No, the great ones don't hide, even on nights when their usual skills betray them. Both Curry and Paul proved that on Thursday night, but in the end, Paul had satisfaction while Curry had only regret. You get the feeling that when the series is over, they will feel the same way.

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