Sunday , Nov , 09 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Chris Paul Breaks Oscar Robertson’s Record

Paul became the first player in NBA history to start a season with six games with 20 or more points and 10 or more assists. Paul scored 21 points and had 13 assists. Paul surpassed Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson, who achieved five consecutive games in 1968-69 with the Cincinnati Royals.

"Whatever I can do to help us win, that’s what I’m going to do," Paul said. "It’s an unbelievable honor to be mentioned in the same breath as Oscar Robertson. He averaged a triple double for a full season."

Paul went scoreless until 1:12 remained in the second quarter when he made two free throws. He had five points, eight assists and five rebounds in the first half.