The Clippers did a lot of things well on offense against the Bobcats Tuesday night. They made 54% of their field goals, and shot slightly better than that from three point range. (Their free throw shooting was another matter entirely, but we'll ignore that for now.) But what they did especially well was share the ball.
As a team the Clippers had a season-high 34 assists. As you would expect, Chris Paul led the way with 13 dimes, but plenty of other guys got in on the act as well. Matt Barnes had a season-high seven assists and Blake Griffin continued his excellent play as a distributor with six more.
And don't forget about Chauncey Billups. With Eric Bledsoe resting a strained calf muscle and Jamal Crawford in Seattle for the birth of his baby girl, Billups was pressed into service in the position he's played most of his career. All of Chauncey's 169 minutes this season heading into the Charlotte game had been with Chris Paul on the floor, and while he has triggered the offense from time to time with Paul playing off the ball, there's really no question who the point guard is when Paul is in the game.
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