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Chris Paul dishes behind-the-back pass to Clint Capela for the monster slam


It’s normally Houston Rockets point guard James Harden who is known for driving the lane and tossing the lob to center Clint Capela for the jam. But on Saturday, Rockets point guard Chris Paul gave a fair reminder that Harden isn’t the only assist man in town, as Paul got into the lane and dished a svelte behind-the-back dish to a cutting Capela, who finished at the rim with a slam.

Paul would go on to finish the game with five assists, packing the stat sheet to the tune of 22 points, four steals, two rebounds and three made three-pointers. It was once again Harden who led the way with 10 of the team’s 19 assists, but it was Paul who likely had the flashiest dime of the evening.

Now in his age-33 season, Paul has dished 429 assists through 53 games in 2018-19. With just five games remaining in the regular season for Houston, he sits 28 assists behind his mark from last year, which is currently his single-season low across his 14-year NBA career. Injuries have zapped Paul’s ability to stay on the floor this year, although the man who has dished out over 9,100 helpers in his career is still on pace to average 8.1 assists per contest.

Regardless of how many assists he finishes the year with, Paul is looking to be at full strength come the postseason, with his eyes on the coveted NBA title which has eluded him to this point in his career. In order to get there, he’ll have to keep on racking up the assists.

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