Alec Burks

Paul scores 34, Clippers beat Jazz 111-106 to take 2-1 lead

Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers sounded in awe of his point guard after watching Chris Paul beat the Utah Jazz with a fantastic fourth-quarter performance.

Paul scored a season-high 34 points and the Los Angeles Clippers rallied for a 111-106 victory Friday night to take a 2-1 lead in the first-round playoff series.

"He has an amazing will," Rivers said. "He's just a tough guy. He's stubborn in a very, very positive way. All the great ones have that in them. They're stubborn like they aren't going to lose.

"And that's how he felt. And you could feel that. His energy and that kind of rubbed off on everybody on the team."

The Jazz...