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This surprise is a little unfair considering we are only three games into the season and the fact that Chris Paul has played so few games with this group.
However, the Clippers are not playing good basketball early on. Their offense consists of three-pointers and lobs, which is not a formula for a contending team in the league.
In the end, the onus for this falls on CP3, who has not managed the offense to the best of his abilities. In addition, I think Paul should take over more games in the fourth quarter.
Just last night, the Clippers were coming back against the Bulls but could not do two things: stop Derrick Rose and put together solid offensive sequences.
While they stayed in the game mostly due to Blake Griffin, the Clippers often would either chuck up a three-pointer late in the shot clock or rely on Griffin to create. They need Chris Paul to do more than throw alley-oops to DeAndre Jordan and Griffin.
It is very early in the season, and they can certainly improve their team offense and defense, but if they don't, the Clippers could find themselves with the No. 7 or No. 8 seed.