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....