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CP3 closes first quarter with step-back three

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Apr 3, 2018; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul (3) handles the ball against the Washington Wizards during the first quarter at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports
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Chris Paul, James Harden and the Houston Rockets took a six-point lead into the second quarter of the opening playoff game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. These three points were scored in style:

Paul avoided the charge, stepped back, paused, then hit the three in a defender’s eye to extend the Houston lead. Nicely done.

Alex Smolokoff began with FanRag Sports as a columnist in May 2013 following his graduation from Tulane University, where he worked as a sports columnist and reporter for the Tulane Hullabaloo. He has served as managing baseball editor since January 2015. A native of Randolph, MA, he now resides in Phoenix, AZ.

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