February 3, 2009 |
Portland 97, at New Orleans 89: LaMarcus Aldridge scored 22 points for the Trail Blazers, who wiped out a 17-point deficit after Hornets guard Chris Paul was injured and went on to their fifth straight victory. Paul left the game late in the third quarter because of a strained right groin, the first action he has missed all season. He had 12 points and 13 assists. The Hornets led, 72-55, when Paul left the game. Portland then outscored New Orleans, 26-7, during the next seven minutes.
November 27, 2013 |
Chris Paul suffered a strained right hamstring late in the third quarter of the Clippers' game against the New York Knicks on Wednesday night. The All-Star point guard didn't return to play in the game after he went to the locker room, but the Clippers went on to a 93-80 victory at Staples Center. The Clippers didn't comment on Paul's status, but he was optimistic. BOX SCORE: Clippers 93, New York 80 "I told Doc, 'If you need me, I can go,'" Paul said of Coach Doc Rivers.
January 22, 2013 |
On the night the Clippers gave out Chris Paul bobbleheads, the All-Star guard was unable to play Tuesday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder because of a bruised right kneecap. Paul aggravated the injury in the first quarter of Monday night's game at Golden State and limped around the rest of the game. Paul had missed three consecutive games after the injury first occurred against the Orlando Magic. He came back to play against the Washington Wizards on Saturday and looked OK. Clippers Coach Vinny Del Negro said that Paul was a "little bit sore, which we expected," on Tuesday.
March 11, 2012 |
Chris Paul had never worn a protective mask until warmups Sunday, just hours before the Clippers faced Golden State. In fact, he didn't even know he'd need it until Saturday, when X-rays revealed that he'd suffered a nasal fracture in the first quarter of Friday's win against San Antonio when he was hit in the face by Spurs swingman Danny Green . During his team's 97-93 loss to the Warriors, Paul was hit on the nose several...
January 15, 2013 |
— Chris Paul got all the treatment he could before the Memphis Grizzlies game Monday night, but he still couldn't play because of a bruised right kneecap. "No, I didn't get that miracle," Paul said. "But I'll be OK. " The Clippers, who play at Houston on Tuesday night, are listing Paul as day to day. Paul was injured Saturday against Orlando when he and Magic guard J.J. Redick bumped knees with 54 seconds left in the fourth quarter, but he finished the game. "It's a little swollen," Paul said.
May 13, 2013 |
Clippers guard Chris Paul was selected Monday to the NBA All-Defensive team, and Lakers guard Kobe Bryant failed to make the list for the first time since 2005. Paul led the NBA in steals per game (2.4) for the fifth time in six years and was joined on the first team by Miami's LeBron James, New York's Tyson Chandler, Oklahoma City's Serge Ibaka, Memphis' Tony Allen and Chicago's Joakim Noah. The second team consisted of Marc Gasol and Mike Conley of Memphis, San Antonio's Tim Duncan, Indiana's Paul George and Boston's Avery Bradley.
January 11, 2012 |
Chris Paul walks into the party like he is walking onto a yacht. Even at a press event, he arrives with his own microclimate of cool — sans the usual hubris. Needless to say, I see a lot of myself in him. Here are some other things the Clippers' new star and I have in common: • We're both short • Both live in L.A. • Both have a new line of NBA shoe. My new shoe comes with a protractor, hand sanitizer and a little secret chamber for stashing Band-Aids.
November 1, 2013 |
Chris Paul not only led the Clippers to a victory over the Golden State Warriors in their home opener on Thursday night, he did something no other NBA player has done in a game since steals were first recorded in the 1973-74 season: score 40 or more points while having at least 15 assists and five steals, according to Elias Sports Bureau. Paul, who had 42 points to go along with 15 assists and six steals in the 126-115 win, is arguably the best point guard in the NBA. If you disagree, you better at least mention him with the likes of San Antonio's Tony Parker, Chicago's Derrick Rose, Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook, New Jersey's Deron Williams or anyone else you consider among the elite.
November 17, 2012 |
When teams face the Clippers, they have to be careful with the basketball or they could wind up with a turnover. The Clippers are first in the NBA in steals, averaging 10.25 per game entering Saturday night's game. The Clippers have three players in the top 35 in the NBA in steals. Chris Paul is ranked sixth in the league, averaging 2.25 steals per game. Reserve guards Jamal Crawford (1.5) and Eric Bledsoe (1.5) are among the league leaders. "It starts with Chris, obviously," Clippers Coach Vinny Del Negro said.
May 12, 2012 |
In what could have been a close-out game for the Clippers, Blake Griffin and Chris Paul spent much of the fourth quarter in an unusual position. They were on the bench. Griffin sat for nearly the first seven minutes of the fourth quarter, nursing his sprained left knee. Paul was out for the first five minutes, resting his strained right hip. They watched helplessly as Memphis erased the team's eight-point lead. Paul reentered the game with 6:37 remaining when the Clippers' advantage had fallen to one point, 76-75.