Chris Paul PG LAC 1 Day
Chris Paul finished Saturday's home loss with a team-high 28 points, five 3-pointers, seven rebounds, eight assists and four steals.
CP3 appeared to tweak his hamstring late in the first half but he looked fine in the second half, and the Clippers wouldn't risk playing him if there was considerable risk of making the injury worse. He drilled a pair of clutch 3-pointers and the only negatives in his game were a late turnover (on which he was fouled) and a pair of crucial missed free throws. We're considering him good to go for Game 2 on Monday, and will update his status if anything changes in the next 48 hours.
Chris Paul PG LAC 1 Day
Chris Paul appeared to tweak his hamstring late in the first half on Saturday.
He didn't seem overly concerned about the injury and looked fine while giving a quick interview after the second quarter, but we'll keep a close eye on him in the second half. The Clippers obviously cannot afford to have their star PG aggravate a hamstring injury on the first day of the playoffs.
Chris Paul PG LAC 4 Days
Chris Paul is not with the team for Wednesday's game vs. the Blazers.
J.J. Redick and Blake Griffin are also not with the team. The Clippers can still move up to the two seed with a win and a Thunder loss, so they apparently would rather rest their guys tonight. With Paul out, Darren Collison is likely looking at a very busy night.
Chris Paul PG LAC 5 Days
Chris Paul hit 8-of-10 shots and three 3-pointers for 21 points and 10 assists in Tuesday's win.
Wow. He's primed and ready to go for the playoffs, and the Clippers are going to be a tough out all the way, and could win it all. Paul's status for Wednesday is up in the air, as their game may not mean anything if the Thunder beat the Pistons early on Wednesday.
Chris Paul PG LAC 11 Days
Doc Rivers may not rest his studs down the stretch of the regular season, as he appears to believe that too much rest could disrupt his team's mojo.
"You've got to be careful with rest, with too much rest you get out of rhythm," Rivers said after Wednesday's tough loss to the Thunder. This bodes well for owners of Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan, Darren Collison and Matt Barnes.
Chris Paul PG LAC 11 Days
Chris Paul hit 8-of-17 shots and three 3-pointers for 25 points, five rebounds, eight assists and two steals in Wednesday's tough loss to the Thunder.
CP3 was great tonight, and hit a couple huge 3-pointers to keep the Clippers in the hunt, but Russell Westbrook's strong play and big rebounds late put the Thunder over the edge. We can only hope these two meet in the playoffs, and that Doc Rivers doesn't decide to give some of his studs a rest down the stretch.
Chris Paul PG LAC 17 Days
Chris Paul shot 1-of-7 from 3-point range against the Mavericks on Thursday, scoring a total of 17 points with five boards, nine assists, one steal and one turnover.
He is taking a ton of attempts from deep these days with five consecutive games of hoisting at least five shots from that range. Paul never had a streak of more than two games taking that many attempts, so it probably has a little to do with Jamal Crawford not playing. In that five-game span, CP3 averaged 24.0 points, 4.6 boards, 9.6 dimes, 2.6 triples and 3.2 treys on 46.9 percent from the field and 90.3 percent from the line. He's not too bad at playing point guard.
Chris Paul PG LAC 22 Days
Chris Paul scored 30 points on 10-of-16 from the field during Saturday's 118-107 win to go with five boards, 12 assists, three steals and five 3-pointers.
Since his massive 0-of-12 shooting dud on Wednesday, CP3 has been on fire shooting the ball. He's 9-of-17 from deep in his last two games and cleared the 30-point plateau in each of those. Paul has shown an increased ability to get his own shot and he's also leading the NBA in dimes per game. He's a prototypical point guard.
Chris Paul PG LAC 24 Days
Chris Paul turned it around on Thursday night vs. the Mavericks during a 109-103 win with 31 points on 9-of-18 from the field, adding four boards, nine assists, three steals and four 3-pointers.
He had one of the worst games of his career on Wednesday with an 0-of-12 shooting line against Tyreke Evans, but going up against Jose Calderon and Monta Ellis is a little easier. His dud yesterday almost brought his field goal shooting one entire percentage point and he still entered tonight shooting 45.8 percent from the field. CP3 leads the NBA in dimes per game and has averaged a double-double in every month this season.
Chris Paul PG LAC 25 Days
Chris Paul missed all 12 shots from the field against the Pelicans on Wednesday, scoring two points at the line with four boards, 12 assists, three steals and two turnovers.
It's the worst shooting night in the history of the Clippers with the most shot attempts while shooting 0.0 percent from the field. It's also the worst game of Paul's career from that perspective with his first goose egg from the field since 2011 and the first time he's been in double digits for shots. Obviously, there is nothing to worry about here and the size of Tyreke Evans may have just given CP3 some problems.