The Clips, who are kicking off a four-game homestand tonight, failed to follow up on a season-opening win at Golden State when they were routed in San Antonio, 115-90, on Wednesday. Blake Griffin had 28 points and pulled down nine boards in that one while Paul scored 10 and dished out nine assists.
"They were just scoring at will," Paul said of the Spurs. "We talked about it since day one, the only way we can get to where we would like to be is defensively."
"They (the Spurs) shot it really well," Clips coach Vinny Del Negro said. "They hit some tough shots when they had to. But you expect that. They have been together for awhile."
LA will also host Portland, Houston and Milwaukee on its current residency.
The Bulls, meanwhile, will be finishing up a four-game California road trip tonight. Chicago improved to 2-1 on the trek in Sacramento on Thursday when Rose dropped 19 points and dished out eight assists, leading Chicago to a 108-98 win over the Kings at Power Balance Pavilion.
Carlos Boozer finished with a double-double on 16 points and 15 rebounds, while Richard Hamilton also had 16 points for the Bulls.
"The first five minutes of the game, we got out and got some easy baskets," Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau said. "It was triggered off of our defense and that's the first priority, to get the defense established, and that gets us in the open floor and makes the game a lot easier."
Chicago snapped a three-game skid to the Clippers with a 106-88 rout in LA back in February of last season.