FRIDAY FIVE: BEST DARREN COLLISON STEALS
Darren Collison is coming off a career-high tying five-steal game against the Bobcats and as he has most of his career can be a pest for opposing point guards. Collison is one of the quickest players in the league and has the timing and instincts to be one of the better ball hawks among reserve guards. His ball pressure, especially playing alongside Chris Paul, who perennially is in the top five in the NBA in steals per game, can change the game.
Through 34 games Collison has had at least two steals nine times and nabbed 71 total. Here is a look at his best five:
5. Nov. 27, 2013 vs. Knicks. Collison used a Blake Griffin double-team and the midcourt line to help him trap Pablo Prigioni and rip the ball away. He finished on the other end with a breakaway layup, but there are certainly plenty of Clippers’ fans who would have preferred he upped his assist total and lob it over the shoulder or flipped it off the backboard to a trailing Griffin.