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PLAYA VISTA, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Clippers have three All-Star point guards on their roster and two in the starting lineup, and judging by the action in Sunday's season opener, there are still some kinks to be ironed out.
But Chris Paul, the starting point by virtue of his four All-Star nods in six years, said it worked out just fine between him and Chauncey Billups in the Clippers' 105-86 win over the Warriors.
"It doesn't matter," Paul said Tuesday, one day before the Clippers' second game of the season against the San Antonio Spurs. "It doesn't matter when you have two guys like me and Chauncey because we have the opportunity to attack from different spots on the floor.
Paul scored 20 points on 12 shots in the opener, while Billups shot 19 times to score 21. There were a few possessions where it wasn't entirely clear who was supposed to be bringing the ball up the court.
Paul has played off the ball on a select few occasions as a pro, including in the 2007-2008 season, when Jannero Pargo played significant minutes for the Hornets. He also played some shooting guard last year, when New Orleans acquired Jarrett Jack a month into the season.
"I actually like it," Paul said. "I actually enjoy it.
"This way, the defense can't always look at you and know you're the guy."
There's also the matter of Mo Williams, who played 22 minutes off the bench against the Warriors and scored eight points but looked to be upset when exiting the game with 6:07 left in the fourth quarter.
Acquired in a deadline deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Williams started all 22 games he played with the Clippers last season and was slated to be the starting point this season before both Billups and Paul were acquired in a two-day span earlier this month.
Williams wasn't made available to speak to the media Tuesday.Pedro Moura is a staff writer for ESPNLosAngeles.com.