Chris Paul has already made a great name for himself in the NBA. He has a chance to be one of the all-time great point guards in NBA history.
After playing for two college basketball seasons for Wake Forest, Chris Paul was taken with the fourth overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft by the New Orleans Hornets. In late 2011, Chris Paul was traded by the Hornets to the Los Angeles Clippers.
These are the career highs for Chris Paul in points, assists, and steals in the NBA. I've also included Chris Paul's career highs in rebounds, three-point field goals made, and minutes played. I've also included the number of triple-doubles Chris Paul has had in the NBA.
Chris Paul career highs in points, assists, and steals in the NBA
- Chris Paul's career high for points in a game - 43
The most points Chris Paul has ever scored in a NBA game is 43 points. Chris Paul has twice scored a career high of 43 points in the NBA.
The first time Chris Paul scored a career high 43 points was on December 7, 2007, when he was playing for the Hornets in a game vs the Memphis Grizzlies. Chris Paul made 15 of the 27 shots he took in the game, including making five of seven threes. He also made eight of nine free throws, as he led the Hornets to a 118-116 OT win.
The second time Chris Paul had a career high 43 points in a game was on April 3, 2009, vs the Golden State Warriors. Paul made 16 of the 28 shots he took in that game, including four of nine threes, and seven of eight free throws. Despite Chris Paul's career high 43 points, the New Orleans Hornets were defeated in the game, 111-103, by the Warriors.
- Chris Paul's career high for assists in a game - 21
On November 6, 2007, Chris Paul dished out a career high 21 assists in a game vs the Los Angeles Lakers. The career high 21 assists helped Chris Paul and the Hornets defeat the Lakers, 118-104.
In addition to his career high of 21 assists, Chris Paul has also had two other games in which he dished out 20 assists in a game.
- Chris Paul's career high for steals in a game - 9
The most steals Chris Paul has had in a NBA game is nine. Paul had nine steals in a game on February 20, 2008, against the Dallas Mavericks. Due in large part to the career high nine steals by Chris Paul, the New Orleans Hornets defeated the Mavericks, 104-93.
- Chris Paul's career high for rebounds in a game - 12
Chris Paul is a point guard, so he is not known for rebounding, but he has three times in his career recorded a career high 12 rebounds in a game in the regular season. Paul had 13 rebounds in a playoff game vs the Lakers in 2011.
- Chris Paul career high in three-point field goals - 5
The most three-point shots Chris Paul has ever made in a NBA game is five. He's done it five times too. I would expect at some point in his career Chris Paul will make more than five threes in a game.
- Chris Paul career high in minutes played - 51
The most minutes Chris Paul has ever played in the NBA game is 51. Paul played 51 minutes in a OT game vs the New Jersey Nets (now Brooklyn) Nets on February 9, 2011.
- Total triple-doubles Chris Paul has had in the NBA - 11
To date, Chris Paul has recorded 11 triple-doubles in his NBA career in the regular season. Paul also has two triple-doubles in the playoffs.
His last triple-double came in the playoffs on April 24, 2011, when he had 27 points, 15 assists, and 13 rebounds to lead the Hornets to a 93-88 win over the Los Angeles Lakers.