Chris Paul’s three triple-doubles in the first two months of the season have impressed, but not surprised, his teammates.
“He’s one of the best point guards ever to grace this game,” Hornets shooting guard Rasual Butler said. “He’s the ultimate talent.”
Paul had 15 points, 16 assists and 10 rebounds, tying a franchise record with his seventh career triple-double, and New Orleans beat the Washington Wizards 97-85 on Tuesday night.
Paul routinely reaches double figures in points and assists, but this time had 10 rebounds before scoring his 10th point on a free throw with less than 3 minutes to go. The crowd acknowledged the feat with a roar as the foul shot went down.
“Anytime you can do something like get a triple-double and get a win, it’s great for the team and the organization,” Paul said. “I did notice I was getting more rebounds than normal because when I get rebounds I can start the break. I don’t have to wait for anybody to throw it to me.”
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Chris Paul records third triple double of the season