Chris Paul PG LAC 1 week ago

Paul notched a double-double with 26 points, five rebounds, 10 assists, and four steals in 45 minutes of action in Game 7's loss to the Rockets.

Paul hasn't had the best series of his life against the Rockets, and in spite of his solid performance in Game 7, the Clippers couldn't handle James Harden and the Rockets. The Clippers couldn't hold onto the 3-2 series lead, or the large lead in Game 6, and so Paul will be motivated to work harder than ever heading into the offseason.

Chris Paul PG LAC 2 weeks ago

Paul will not have a minutes limit for Thursday's Game 6 against the Rockets, ESPN's Arash Markazi reports.

For the second straight game, Paul is not listed on the injury report, and he's presumed to be close to 100 percent. Coach Doc Rivers said the point guard will not be restricted after playing 35 minutes and finishing with 22 points and 10 assists in Tuesday's Game 5 loss. Expect another strong game from Paul as the Clippers attempt to slam the door on a possible Houston comeback.

Chris Paul PG LAC 2 weeks ago

Paul notched a double-double in a Game 5 loss to the Rockets, posting 22 points, two rebounds, 10 assists, and one steal in 35 minutes of action.

Paul is on his third game back after returning from his hamstring injury. It appears he's no longer hampered by it, so expect him to continue his strong, consistent play heading into Game 6.

Chris Paul PG LAC 2 weeks ago

Paul could see more minutes in Game 5 than he has through his first two games of the series, Clippers digital reporter Rowan Kavner reports.

Paul, who is no longer listed on the injury report, played 23 minutes in Game 3 and 26 in Game 4 - both blowout Clippers wins. Coach Doc Rivers indicated that Paul's minutes could increase, though the outcome of the game will likely be the biggest factor in how many minutes the All-Star plays.

Chris Paul PG LAC 2 weeks ago

Paul only played 26 minutes in Game 4's win over the Rockets, but still had 15 points (4-9 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 4-5 FT), four rebounds, 12 assists and a steal.

Paul was on a minutes restriction to begin with due to his hamstring injury, but the Clippers were also up by so much in the second half Paul had no reason to play. It seems as if Paul is going to continue to play in this series, but he will likely continue to play fewer minutes, especially if the Clippers are up.

Chris Paul PG LAC 3 weeks ago

Paul (hamstring) is expected to have a minutes restriction for Game 4 against the Rockets on Sunday, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Paul was restricted to just 23 minutes in Game 3 and seems to be in line for a similar workload in Game 4 for precautionary reasons. This should allow Austin Rivers, who saw 23 minutes in Game 3, to see added minutes yet again with Paul erring on the side of caution. This is all made possible since the Clippers have a 2-1 series lead, although Paul could see his minutes restriction lifted in short order if the Rockets are able to capture the equalizer.

Chris Paul PG LAC 3 weeks ago

Paul (hamstring) says he will start Game 4 on Sunday, Arash Markazi of ESPN reports.

Paul, who put up 12 points and seven assists in 23 minutes Friday, said his hamstring is feeling better Saturday, and it sounds as though he doesn't expect it to be an issue going forward. Paul's minutes could still be limited, however, particularly given how surprisingly effective Austin Rivers has been.

Chris Paul PG LAC 3 weeks ago

Paul (hamstring) returned to action in Game 3 against the Rockets and posted 12 points, three rebounds, seven assists, and two steals in 23 minutes of action.

Paul had his minutes limited to 23, but it wasn't an issue for the Clippers, as Austin Rivers did a good job off the bench. Paul was fairly efficient in the time he was given, and he'll gradually increase his workload coming back from injury.

Chris Paul PG LAC 3 weeks ago

Head coach Doc Rivers said Paul's minutes will likely to be closer to the 20s than the 40s, Arash Markazi of ESPN reports.

Austin Rivers and Jamal Crawford could see extra floor time, if Doc Rivers sticks to his plan. A lot will depend on how Paul's hamstring responds in-game.

Chris Paul PG LAC 3 weeks ago

Paul (hamstring) will start Friday's Game 3 matchup against the Rockets, Arash Markazi of ESPN reports.

Paul was expected to play in Game 3, and he will indeed do so in a starting role. It's possible his minutes will be limited because of the hamstring issue, but that will likely be determined by how it responds and how the game plays out. Any minutes left by Paul will likely be picked up by the combination of Jamal Crawford and Austin Rivers.