LeBron James: ‘Put Some Respect’ on Chris Paul’s Name After Thunder Beat Rockets

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Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) dribbles against Oklahoma City Thunder's Chris Paul (3) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 112-107. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

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LeBron James took notice as Chris Paul scored 28 points to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 104-100 victory over the Houston Rockets in Game 6 of their first-round playoff series Monday night.

OKC’s victory forces a Game 7 on Wednesday to determine which team will advance to face James’ Los Angeles Lakers in the conference semifinals.

Along with his team-high 28 points, Paul added seven rebounds, three assists, three steals and no turnovers in 40 minutes. He was a plus-20 in the contest; no other player was better than plus-seven.

“When it gets to clutch time, fourth quarter, some people are built for it, some people shy away from it,” Paul told TNT’s Jared Greenberg after the Game 6 win. “Some people are built for it, man, and we’re just go