Chris Paul is in the second round of the playoffs for just the third time in his future Hall of Fame career.

“You feel like you’re always going to be back there, and that’s not the case,” Paul said. “The team here, I think, is a special team. Not only do we have a good team, but also it’s fun to be around each other.”

“He’s got that Napoleon complex,” J. J. Redick said at his locker Monday night.

“I’ll say,” added Jamal Crawford, listening nearby.