As every parent knows, life is about teachable moments.

Chris Paul found one of them at the AT&T Center late Tuesday night, not long after the Spurs had put a 108-92 hurting on his Los Angeles Clippers in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals.

"Good game, Daddy," Paul's 2-year-old son, Chris, told him.

"No, bad game," Paul corrected, still stinging from a 3-for-12 shooting effort. "Daddy had a bad game. Daddy couldn't make a shot."

On one level, the point guard in the other locker room could relate.

The Spurs' Tony Parker made just one more basket than Chris Paul Jr. in Game 1 and missed eight.