Thursday, April 11, 2013
Paul and Griffin talk, now on same page
By Nick Borges
There were reports coming out of Los Angeles recently that Chris Paul and Blake Griffin had issues with each other, which is why they met after the Clippers had lost three consecutive games. Both players say any problems have been resolved.
"We talked about how we always need to be on the same page. We always need to be communicating," Griffin told the Los Angeles Daily News. "Even if we might not have a good offensive game we can still contribute defensively and by passing the ball and in how we talk and how we lead during timeouts. Things like that, we can always do well. We always have control over those things."
And Paul's take?
"It definitely starts with me and Blake," Paul said "On the offensive end and the defensive end. When me and him are on the same page everyone else has no choice but to fall in line. Me and Blake realize we have to bring the energy every night and everyone else will feed off on it."
The Clippers have won three straight games since the pow-wow and their play on both sides of the ball is better. This is good news because with less than a week remaining in the regular season the Clippers are in a fight with Denver and Memphis for homecourt advantage in the first round of the playoffs.