March 11, 2014 |
During Clippers Coach Doc Rivers' post-game news conference following a victory over the Phoenix Suns on Monday night, he made a passing comment about the health of guards Chris Paul and Darren Collison. But as it has turned out, Paul was feeling fine on Tuesday after feeling some discomfort in his right groin muscle during the Suns game. Collison also was feeling better on Tuesday after he was hit in the groin area by Suns guard Goran Dragic during the game. Both Paul and Collison will play Wednesday night when the Clippers host the Golden State Warriors at Staples Center.
November 29, 2013 |
The Clippers said Chris Paul, who has a strained right hamstring, is listed as a game-time decision for Friday night's game against the Sacramento Kings at Sleep Train Arena. The Clippers said Paul participated a little, but mostly watched during Friday's shoot-around in preparation for the game against the Kings. Paul injured his hamstring in the third quarter of Wednesday night's game against the New York Knicks at Staples Center. Paul said after the game that he would play against the Kings.
January 17, 2013 |
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - While Chris Paul was getting his bruised right kneecap worked on in the training room Thursday morning, Caron Butler was on the Target Center court participating in the Clippers' shoot-around. Butler said he will play Thursday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves despite a sore right foot. The Clippers have been listing Paul as day-to-day, but he has missed the last two games. There were no indications that Paul would play against Minnesota, meaning that backup Eric Bledsoe would be the starting point guard.
February 9, 2014 |
Clippers All-Star point guard Chris Paul hasn't played in a basketball game in 36 days, but he will play Sunday night when Los Angeles hosts the Philadelphia 76ers at Staples Center. Paul has been out since Jan. 3, when he separated his right shoulder against the Dallas Mavericks. The Clippers went 12-6 without Paul. Blake Griffin and Jamal Crawford have elevated their games with Paul out. Griffin has scored 25-plus points in 14 of the last 16 games for the Clippers, averaging 28.8 points a game over that span.
January 23, 2014 |
Clippers All-Stars Blake Griffin and Chris Paul were selected to the USA Basketball 2014-16 roster when the team was announced Thursday. Griffin and Paul are among 28 NBA players chosen to compete for 12 roster spots for both the World Cup in Spain, which starts in late August, and the 2016 Olympics in Brazil. Griffin had been originally named to try out for the 2012 US Olympic team but suffered an injury and wasn't able to compete. But Griffin, who leads the Clippers in scoring (22.6 points)
May 3, 2013 |
Blake Griffin walked past the media after the Clippers' shoot-around without talking about his sprained right ankle that has left his status uncertain for Friday night's Game 6 against the Memphis Grizzlies. Clippers Coach Vinny Del Negro stayed with the company line regarding Griffin playing against the Grizzlies at the FedEx Forum. “Blake's status is it's game-time,” Del Negro said. “He's battling through it and we'll see how he feels once he gets his warm-ups and we'll see where we're at.” Chris Paul had his bruised left thumb wrapped during practice, but he said that he will play.
January 24, 2014 |
Chris Paul a “cheater?” So says DeMarcus Cousins, the mercurial Sacramento Kings center, who still is known more for his boorish behavior than high character. Cousins spoke in an interview about his dislike for Paul, the Clippers' point guard. “It's just some players I don't respect,” Cousins told ESPN's Grantland website about Paul. “Just their playing style of basketball. I don't respect it. I feel like it's basically cheating and I don't respect a cheater. If that's your tactic to winning, I don't respect you.” Paul and Cousins have had their run-ins.
February 18, 2013 |
If you squint really hard, cock your head to the left and wear extra strong prescription glasses, you can almost imagine what could have been a reality. On Sunday during NBA All-Star weekend in Houston, Kobe Bryant tweeted a photo of his daughter Natalia playing basketball with Chris Paul's son, known as Little Chris. "At least lil @ CP3 and baby Mamba can play together NBA can't veto this one Ha!," Bryant wrote. Bryant was poking fun at David Stern's decision to nix a deal that would have sent Paul to the Lakers.
December 6, 2012 |
When Chris Paul found out that Chauncey Billups is out indefinitely with an inflamed tendon in his left foot, Paul was frustrated. "Man, I was hurt to find that out because nobody loves to play the game of basketball probably as much as me and Chaunce," Paul said. Paul considers Billups a brother-type figure. When Billups suffered a torn Achilles tendon last February, an injury that kept him sidelined for nearly 10 months, Paul still sought Billups' advice from the bench.
January 13, 2014 |
It's not a new thing for Darren Collison to start in place of All-Star point guard Chris Paul. And it's not a new thing for Collison to have success when he has started for an injured Paul. It's just that Clippers fans are seeing Collison playing his best basketball of the season now that he is starting for Paul, who will be out up to six weeks with a separation of his right shoulder. Collison has started 42 games in his career in place of Paul, starting with 37 games when the two played in New Orleans and Paul was out with ankle, knee and finger injuries.