Clutch Paul strikes again.
The best words in sports: We are heading to Game 7.
Oklahoma City survived Game 6 by defeating the Houston Rockets 104-100.
Chris Paul finished the night with 28 points, 15 of those coming in the fourth quarter, including eight of the Thunder’s final 12.
Paul also had some high praise for Dennis Schröder, who finished the night with 12 points.
“Dennis Schröder is a dog. I go down, play against anybody with him any day. When it gets to clutch time, fourth quarter, some people are built for it,” Paul said after the game. “Some people shy away from it. We are going to keep hoopin’.”
Hell, even LeBron was impressed.
CP3!!!!!!! Put some respect on his name and more!— LeBron James (@KingJames) September 1, 2020
With 4 minutes left, Houston was up 98-92.
Then Chris Paul hit two 3s, grabbed two steals, and hit two free throws.
Those free throws made it 102-100 OKC with 13.1 seconds left.
Then Russell Westbrook committed his 7th turnover of the game, and then fouled Danilo Gallinari quite aggressively, who then made the pair of foul shots.
OKC ended the game on a 12-2 run.
A couple of 3's and a couple of steals by @CP3 to close out the 4th quarter and this game six. #ThunderUp pic.twitter.com/NyhLyRYJn4— OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) September 1, 2020
The Thunder outscored the Rockets 13-6 after Russell Westbrook checked in with 5:33 remaining. And Russ also threw away the ball late in the game, which was pretty awesome.
Paul has now brought the Thunder further in the playoffs than Russell Westbrook could in three post-KD seasons.
If that isn’t beautiful, I don’t know what else is.
Game 7 is on Wednesday at 8 p.m. CT and on ESPN, folks.