Originally written on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 4/28/12
"CP3" expects to be A-OK come Sunday. Chris Paul, the Clippers' All-Star point guard, was held out of practice Friday with a mild groin strain that had sidelined him during his team's loss at New York on Wednesday. Paul, who was named the NBA's Western Conference player of the month for April, has been receiving treatment for the injury and said he's improving. "They didn't let me practice, but I'll be ready" for practice Saturday, Paul said. But will he be ready to play when the fifth-seeded Clippers open their Western Conference first-round playoff series at fourth-seeded Memphis on Sunday? "That's the big question, but I think he'll be fine," Clippers Coach Vinny Del Negro said. Paul has said several times that he'll be ready to play in the opener. When the Clippers do step on the court for Game 1 at the FedEx Forum, they will be entering what Memphis fans and players refer to as "The Grindhouse." That epithet is in honor of the Grizzlies' defensive style, one that their to...
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