The Stat Line Of The Night — 4/24/11 — Chris Paul

Not many people gave the New Orleans Hornets a chance against the Los Angeles Lakers in their opening round series of the 2011 NBA playoffs.  Following last night’s game, a few minds may have been changed, thanks to an incredible performance from Hornets guard Chris Paul.

Paul was doing it all in Game 4, recording 27 points, 15 assists and 13 rebounds, en route to the 93-88 victory.  In addition to recording the triple-double, Paul also had two steals, but most importantly, he was able to frustrate Kobe Bryant throughout the game, limiting him to just 17 points on 5-of-18 shooting.

With the series now headed back to Los Angeles tied 2-2, the Hornets will have to steal a game at the Staples Center if they hope to pull off the unlikely upset.  They were able to record a road win in Game 1 of the series, a game which Paul recorded 33 points, 14 assists and 7 rebounds.  CP4 is going to have to have a few more dominating performances in him if his Hornets are going to get past the Lakers.  He showed what he is capable of in Game 4, as he earns our “Stat Line of the Night” for Sunday, April 24, 2011.

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