6FT Chris Paul Knocks Down 6’8 Daniel Theis in Shocking Scuffle in Warriors-Clippers Battle

Published 12/14/2023, 11:39 PM EST

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The Golden State Warriors recently lost the best defender on their roster, Draymond Green. The League has indefinitely suspended Green after he ended up punching Jusuf Nurkić in the team’s last matchup. And in the Warriors’ latest game, veteran point guard Chris Paul may have taken a page out of Green’s book.

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Most of the NBA knows that even though he’s being six feet tall, Chris Paul does not back away from a challenge. Which also entails knocking down a 6’8 Daniel Theis during the latest Warriors-Clippers battle.

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The Golden State Warriors are already shorthanded on the defensive end of the floor. Losing Draymond Green would not only affect the team on defense but would also affect the team’s rebounding. One such play took place during the Warriors facing the Los Angeles Clippers. The Clippers had the ball and rotated it to Russell Westbrook for an open three. Though Westbrook missed the shot, the Clippers could grab the rebound. Clippers forward, Daniel Theis rushed toward the rim, only to get knocked down to the floor by Chris Paul due to excessive force. And Theis was not happy.

Theis quickly hopped off the floor to confront Paul about the shove. The Los Angeles Clippers forward seemed as if he wanted to throw hands and was held off by the officials and his teammates. Paul, on the other hand, did not seem to have any remorse, despite shoving Theis to the ground deliberately. One can be sure that CP3 would be getting a technical foul for this by the officials.

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The same cannot be said for Daniel Theis, as his reaction seemed to be valid enough.

Will the Warriors lose Paul too?

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The Golden State Warriors are clearly in a slump this season. The team’s record stands at 10-13, placing them at the 11th spot in a hardened Western Conference. Not to mention, the Warriors currently are on a two-game losing streak.

If the team ends up losing to the Clippers, that would make it three straight losses for Golden State. The Warriors have already lost Draymond Green due to his unsportsmanlike conduct in their previous matchup.

So, by the looks of it, the Warriors cannot afford to lose key rotational players anymore if they plan on competing for a playoff spot. Let’s see how things work out for Golden State in this game.

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