Chris Paul Finally Got Stephen Curry Back For Making Him Fall In 2015

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Chris Paul nearly exacted revenge on Stephen Curry in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals.

But alas, his jumper after breaking Curry’s ankles rimmed out, though Paul battled for an immediate putback bucket.

In Game 2 on Wednesday, Paul dropped Curry again, and this time made sure to get his team a high-percentage look.

He found a scorchingly hot P.J. Tucker on a baseline cut for a two-handed slam.

And here it is from a few more angles.

Did contact between Paul and Curry help send the two-time MVP to the deck? Sure, probably.

But not nearly as much as Paul’s stepping on Curry’s foot during the latter’s now-famed crossover on the former in 2015 helped befall CP3.

Paul’s ankle breaker on Curry wasn’t the only time his hot handles set Tucker up.

Tucker played the hero in Houston’s 127-105 victory, scoring 22 points on a strict diet of corner threes and shots at the bucket, usually found in those spots by Paul or James Harden, while playing his calling-card physical defense.

The series is tied 1-1.