Trail Blazers

Chris Paul shows love to Damian Lillard after clutch Game 6 victory

Trail Blazers

Chris Paul has been around so long in this league that you sometimes forget how good the veteran point guard really is.

He remains a superstar, and he reminded us of that again on Monday night, when he willed the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 104-100 Game 6 victory over his former team, the Houston Rockets.

The Thunder heading to a Game 7 has a lot to do with Paul and his play.

In the 4th quarter, Paul scored 15 of his 28 points in the 4th quarter, had 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals and the team was a preposterous +20 with him on the floor.

At the end of the game, Paul mentions that there are some players who are ‘built’ for clutch performances like the one he displayed.

One player we all recognize is the bubble MVP himself, Damian Lillard

Some people built for it…you saw Dame -- Chris Paul

Before Lillard injured his knee in Game 4 of the series with the Lakers, he willed the Trail Blazers into the 8th seed to get his team into the playoffs.

Paul knows he and Lillard have that mentality together.

Although the Blazers are out of the bubble, what Lillard and the Blazers did is still not forgotten even if their playoff run is still over.

Real recognize real.