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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Clippers point guard Chris Paul has a contusion in his right kneecap and will not play Monday night against the Memphis Grizzlies at the FedExForum.
There also is a good chance that Paul won't play in Houston on Tuesday night in a back-to-back game.
Paul didn't participate in the Clippers' shoot-around earlier Monday, sitting on the sidelines with what he said was a swollen knee. He had a stimulant device connected to his knee.
Asked if he would play against the Grizzlies, Paul said: "I don't know yet. If a miracle comes through. I hope so. I want to play, no question. But if I feel like I'll hinder the team, then I won't."
Paul was injured against Orlando when he and Magic guard J.J. Redick bumped knees late in the fourth quarter.
Paul went down on the court for a while, but finished the game.
"It's a little swollen," Paul said. "I'll see if I can get it out by game time."
Paul is second on the team in scoring (16.9 points per game), and first in assists (9.7), steals (2.62) and minutes per game (33.4).
Backup point guard Eric Bledsoe will be the starter in Paul's place.
Memphis small forward Rudy Gay isn't playing either because hes attending his grandmothers funeral.
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Chris Paul did not play for the Clippers on Tuesday night in Houston. The Clippers still won.
This bears repeating.
For a second consecutive night, Paul spent the game on the bench because of a bruised right kneecap. But his team didn't miss a beat, pulling away from the Houston Rockets with a big third quarter in a 117-109 win at Toyota Center.
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Chris Paul will miss his second game tonight, according to Houston Rockets beat writer Jonathan Feigen on Twitter.
Paul missed Monday's game against the Memphis Grizzlies after banging knees with J.J. Redick over the weekend.
The Clips play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday, so CP3 owners will have to hope he's back in time for them.
The Clippers will once again...
Last night Chris Paul sat out with a swollen knee and will probably miss tonight game, as well. If you’re interested please feel to grab Eric Bledsoe as a streamer everywhere. All he did last night in Paul’s stead was drop 14/3/4 with 2 steals in 28 minutes as the Clips blew out Memphis. Assuming the game is more competitive tonight I’d expect Eric to be closer to 35 minutes...
The Los Angeles Clippers had to do battle without their star point guard. Chris Paul sat out last night's game against the Memphis Grizzlies with a bruised right knee cap. The injury was suffered toward the end of Saturday's game. He had been listed as day-to-day leading up to last night's contest, but he was not able to go.According to Arash Markazi of ESPN Los...
Chris Paul, who is battling a bruised knee, missed his second-straight game last night. In the first game he missed, the Clippers were able to overcome his absence and win. Last night, they did the same. Paul's absence though is being felt and as the Clippers face better talent, they will need him back.According to Arash Markazi of ESPN Los Angeles, Paul is feeling better...
HOUSTON -- While Chris Paul is unquestionably an MVP candidate, Los Angeles Clippers guard Jamal Crawford continues to state his case for an All-Star Game selection despite not having started one game this season. The Clippers performed exceptionally without Paul for a second consecutive game, taking their cue from Crawford en route to a 117-109 victory over the Houston Rockets...
Chris Paul must have taken Vinny Del Negro’s place as head coach during the game.
Having passed a pair of difficult road tests, the Los Angeles Clippers haven't missed a beat without their All-Star point guard.
The Clippers might have to try for their third straight win without Chris Paul on Thursday night when they visit the Minnesota Timberwolves, who have lost five of six without star Kevin Love.
After missing the past two games with a bruised right kneecap...
HOUSTON -- While Chris Paul is unquestionably an MVP candidate, the Los Angeles Clippers performed exceptionally without him for a second consecutive night, rolling past the Houston Rockets 117-109 Tuesday at Toyota Center. Reserve guard Jamal Crawford poured in 30 points in just 28 minutes as the Clippers (30-9) matched the Western Conference-leading Oklahoma City Thunder in victories...
Matt Barnes may be coming off the bench for the Los Angeles Clippers, but he's posting big numbers.
In Monday night's 99-73 win over the Memphis Grizzlies, Barnes led the Clips with 16 points (6-11 FG and 2-2 FT), eight rebounds, two steals and two three-pointers.
Barnes has been filling up box scores all season; he's averaging 11 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.6 assists...
MEMPHIS – The last time the Los Angeles Clippers were seen in the FedExForum, they broke hearts last April by winning the seventh game of a Western Conference first-round playoff series over the Memphis Grizzlies. The Griz ran out of gas in that game. On Monday, though, in the same place against the same team, the Grizzlies were merely dead on arrival in their worst home performance...
Reserves Jamal Crawford and Matt Barnes each scored 16 points, and the Clippers easily routed the Memphis Grizzlies 99-73 Monday night with Chris Paul missing his first game this season because of a bruised right kneecap.
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Eric Bledsoe posted another great line in fill-in duty for Chris Paul Tuesday night in the Clippers' 117-109 win against the Houston Rockets.
Bledsoe scored 19 points, knocked down a three, grabbed seven rebounds, dished five assists and swiped two balls. He shot 7-of-12 from the field and 4-of-4 from the free-throw line. He's deserving of an add while CP3 sits with a...