Chris Paul: ‘We Had a Good Season’

by May 21, 2012

The San Antonio Spurs swept the LA Clippers out of the Playoffs last night, dimming out what had turned into a mini-resurgence for the moribound franchise. Chris Paul, the superstar point guard acquired via trade this season, looked on the bright side despite the postseason ouster. From the LA Times: “They played Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinal series against the San Antonio Spurs right up to the final few seconds of the game Sunday night. Still, in the end, the Clippers dropped a 102-99 decision to the Spurs at Staples Center, getting swept out of the playoffs. Chris Paul had been the Clippers’ savior all season, their closer. But he couldn’t save the day this time, missing two shots late when the game hung in the balance. And it was Paul’s best game of the series, his 23 points and 11 assists going a long way to help the Clippers. ‘We had a good season,’ Paul said. ‘I think it’s a good sign for our team, but there are no moral victories. It’s not like, ‘Oh, we made it to the playoffs and it’s all good and well.’ We feel like we should still be playing. We’re going to keep working. We’ve got some work to do. We obviously have got to get better.’ […] ‘I think it’s great that our team got a little taste of the playoffs,’ Paul said. ‘I think coming into camp next year we are going to expect more, a lot more. It’s going to be a big summer for all of us. I need to get better. Everybody has to get better.'”