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.
December 30, 2013 |
They were and are close friends, but now Clippers All-Star point guard Chris Paul and Phoenix Suns point guard Eric Bledsoe will be foes. Paul and the Clippers will host Bledsoe and his surprising Suns on Monday night at Staples Center. Paul and Bledsoe were teammates for two seasons with the Clippers, and the two of them used to go at each other during practice. Paul was like the big brother, always giving Bledsoe advice on how to run the team, how to be a better point guard.
April 20, 2014 |
The NBA issued a statement Sunday that said Clippers point guard Chris Paul was fouled by Golden State forward Draymond Green when he lost control of the ball and should have been awarded two free throws during Game 1 of the first-round playoff series Saturday at Staples Center. “Just prior to the ball going out of bounds, Paul was fouled by Green and Paul should have been granted two free throws,” the NBA statement said. “Contact preceding out of bounds calls is not a reviewable matter.” For the Clippers, it was too little, too late to hear that the league office was being transparent about its officials missing a call during Los Angeles' 109-105 loss to Golden State.
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.
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.
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.
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...
November 28, 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. "I told Doc, 'If you need me, I can go,'" Paul said of Coach Doc Rivers. "It's a little tight, but I'll be all right.
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.