Chris Paul
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Chris Paul was pretty impressive leading the Thunder to an easy win over the poor-shooting Los Angeles Lakers.

Chris Paul finished the matchup with 21 points, seven rebounds and six assists having also a leading +25 in 31 minutes he remained in the court.

The Thunder pulled even with Houston for the fifth seed in the Western Conference playoff picture with five games remaining.

On the other side, the Lakers, who shot a poor 5 for 37 from the arc, fell two games behind from the Milwaukee Bucks in the race for the best record in the regular season.