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NBA 73 43 Five best PG performances of 2011-12 30760047 I see your point I+see+your+point NBA

Chris Paul had 28 points and 10 assists in Sunday's win over the Rockets, but it wasn't even close to the best performance by an NBA point guard that day. His 36-point, nine-assist game against the Nuggets on Feb. 22, and his 26-point, 14-assist against the Thunder on Jan. 30 also don't make our cut of the five best point-guard performances this season.

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NBA 73 43 Five best PG performances of 2011-12 30757758 March 4: Deron Williams vs. Bobcats March+4%3A+Deron+Williams+vs.+Bobcats NBA

Yes, he did it against the worst team in the league. But that doesn't diminish Williams' 57-point eruption, which set a Nets franchise record and bested his previous career high by 15. Williams shot 16 of 29 from the field and made all 21 of his free throws in the 104-101 victory.

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NBA 73 43 Five best PG performances of 2011-12 30760048 March 4: Rajon Rondo vs. Knicks March+4%3A+Rajon+Rondo+vs.+Knicks NBA

Rondo's eye-popping stat line included 18 points, 20 assists and 17 rebounds, the kind of triple-double that hasn't happened since Magic Johnson retired. Rondo thoroughly outplayed Jeremy Lin and helped the Celtics earn a 115-111 overtime win. The only thing that keeps it from being the best performance of the season is the fact Rondo missed 13-of-20 shots.

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NBA 73 43 Five best PG performances of 2011-12 30757759 Feb. 4: Tony Parker vs. Thunder Feb.+4%3A+Tony+Parker+vs.+Thunder NBA

With Tim Duncan showing his age and Manu Ginobili injured, the Spurs have become Parker's team. That was never more clear than last month in San Antonio when Parker torched the Thunder for 42 points and nine assists in a 107-96 victory. He made 16-of-29 shots and finished with as many points as the Spurs' other four starters combined.

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NBA 73 43 Five best PG performances of 2011-12 30760049 Feb. 19: Russell Westbrook vs. Nuggets Feb.+19%3A+Russell+Westbrook+vs.+Nuggets NBA

Kevin Durant's 51-point game made the headlines, but Westbrook's 40-point, nine-assist performance was just as critical in Oklahoma City's 124-118 overtime win over Denver. Westbrook made 16-of-29 shots in the game, including a 3-pointer that put the Thunder ahead to stay.

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NBA 73 43 Five best PG performances of 2011-12 30757757 Dec. 30: Derrick Rose vs. Clippers Dec.+30%3A+Derrick+Rose+vs.+Clippers NBA

Last year's MVP has been hampered by injuries this season, but he's had several explosive performances. In Chicago's fourth game of the season, he had 29 points, 16 assists and eight rebounds in a 114-101 victory over the Clippers in LA.

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