Rebound. Defend. Dunk lob passes, set picks and make putbacks.
Anything else is a bonus. And Jordan put the
He made the two free throws that helped spark a fourth-quarter comeback during a 102-100 victory over the
Jordan's free throws, with 3 1/2 minutes left, put the Clippers ahead for good on a night when he made seven of 15 attempts from the foul line, keeping roughly in line with his 44.8% accuracy from that spot this season.
A career 42.6% free-throw shooter, Jordan has made improving his stroke a priority this season, often staying after practice until he makes 100 foul shots.
The days he looks up after completing his routine and rookie C.J. Wilcox and second-year forward
"My gosh, what he's doing every night is unbelievable," Rivers said after the victory over the Pacers. "He does it every night, doesn't ask for the ball, sets picks, rolls, still scores because he's so active. He's the perfect guy to have on the team, he really is. Especially a team when you have a bunch of guys who want to score, you need a D.J., and we have him, and the way he's playing has just been remarkable."
Jordan is averaging a league-leading 13.0 rebounds per game while making 72.1% of his shots. He recently said he was working on developing an off-the-glass jump shot on the right side of the block, though he is attempting only 5.4 shots per game this season, down from 6.3 a year ago.
"I'm just trying to get better at different things and just pick what I like the most," Jordan said.
Clippers point guard
"We all have a platform; some people choose to use it in different ways, but people do pay attention," Paul said. "I have kids of my own who I'm trying to teach, teach them about the world and the community."
CLIPPERS AT DENVER
When: 6 p.m. PST Friday.
On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 980, 1330.
Records: Clippers 18-7;
Record vs. Nuggets (2013-14): 2-2.
Update: Denver has continued to struggle under second-year Coach