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It’s no wonder why the LA Clippers gave up so much to get Chris Paul.

With the game tight with 6:07 to go, the all-star point guard took over, going 4-for-4 for eight points and adding four assists to lead the Clippers to a 105-86 win over the Golden State Warriors.

For the first three quarters, LA did not look like the exciting newcomers that would take over the league by storm.  Their energy was lacking on both ends of the court as they allowed a sloppy Golden State team to hang around.  But when things got serious, Paul was there to bail out his team.

He finished with 20 points and nine assists while Blake Griffin scored 22 and grabbed seven rebounds.  The Warriors were led by David Lee who has 21 points and 12 rebounds.  The Golden State backcourt was a mess as Stephen Curry and Monta Ellis combined for 8-of-31 shooting and nine turnovers.

It was just the first game for the new look Clippers who looked anything like Lob City.  But the pieces are there and with CP3 leading the way, the chemistry will be there after a few more weeks.