Jordan scored 14 points, grabbed 20 rebounds and blocked five
shots as the Clippers used a third-quarter run to coast to a
108-95 win Wednesday over the Pelicans at Staples Center.
"Outstanding, outstanding," Clippers point guard Chris Paul said
of Jordan's performance. "No question he was MVP of the game
tonight. We don't win this game without his energy.
"He just kept telling us, 'Come on, come on fellows.' And we fed
"I love what D.J. is doing. He's the cornerstone of our defense.
He rolls and gets everybody open on the offensive end. We should
be seeing him in New Orleans (at the All-Star Game) come
February if he keeps playing like that."
Jordan hit all six of his shots from the floor and two of four
free throws. However, he took more pride in his defense, saying
he hopes to be the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year.
"I'm just trying to be the best player I can be for our team. If
that happens, it happens, but I take it on as a challenge,"
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