The Los Angeles Clippers secured an important road victory Sunday afternoon at New York. They took control in the fourth quarter, pulling away to secure a 102-88 win over the Knicks.
Now, in a game which saw a vintage Chris Paul performance — 25 points, seven assists, six rebounds and four steals — a Blake Griffin double-double, and Jamal Crawford wow Madison Square Garden with 27 points off the bench, it would seem strange to give the game ball to a player who scored just two points.
“I think the game ball goes to Grant Hill,” Paul said after the game.
Paul would later tweet:
Hill played just 15 minutes Sunday, most of which came after starting forward Caron Butler left the game with a back injury in the second half. He only scored two points and did not even attempt a field goal. So what made Hill’s performance game-ball worthy, and why was the basketball world taking notice?
Hill, who is deep into the twilight years of his career, came in cold off the bench and locked down Carmelo Anthony to help give the Clippers the boost they needed.