“AM I MY BROTHER’S KEEPER?!”
Sorry, I just watched New Jack City so that line was the first thing I thought of when I saw Chris Paul’s older brother, C.J. Paul, talking trash with Kevin Durant during the third quarter of the Rockets’ Game 2 beat down on the Warriors.
When the cameras showed KD telling C.J. to sit his ass down, TNT announcer Chris Webber said, “Don’t wake a sleeping giant when he already has 36.”
Reggie Miller let Webber know that trash-talking fan was Chris’ big bro, who some might remember was almost ejected during Game 4 against the Jazz until lil’ bro stepped in.
“I saw he was trying to put my brother out. That’s out, that’s out,” said Chris Paul, who was also celebrating his birthday that day. “There might not be many playoff games I’ve played in, but he’s been at all of them. That’s out. Nuh-uh, don’t put him out.”
KD: ONE-MAN SHOW
Kevin Durant finished Game 2 with a game-high 38 points on 13-of-22 shooting. I don’t think much blame can be put on C.J. Paul, Chris Paul, Cliff Paul, Logan Paul, RuPaul or Pope John Paul. KD just had it going and lucky for the Rockets, he was the only one.
The second highest scorer on the Warriors was Steph with 16 (1 for 9 from three!). Klay was playing like he was trying out for the Cavs with 8 points on 3-of-11 shooting. Dray had a devil’s line of 6 points, 6 boards and 6 assists.
CP3: LIL BROTHER
As for Chris Paul, he only had 16 points and 6 assists but it felt like 30 and 10 because of the degree of difficulty and entertainment value of some of his plays, like this display of handles (push?) against Curry and dime to P.J. Tucker, who had an impressive career playoff-high of 22 points on 8-of-9 shooting.
BONUS VIDEO: CHRIS & CJ ON FAMILY FEUD