Clippers' Chris Paul sprains left thumb; X-rays negative, source says

Clippers' Chris Paul sprains left thumb; X-rays negative, source says

Los Angeles Clippers' Chris Paul will undergo surgery on his non-shooting hand following Monday's 120-98 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Coach Doc Rivers said an initial X-ray on Paul's thumb was negative and the star point guard was set to have an MRI on Tuesday. The Pistons have yet to release an approximate timetable for his return, but Grade 2 injuries often take weeks to recover from, not days. Griffin's return will help - he leads the team in scoring and is 2nd in rebounds and assists - but CP3 has been the one making things work this season. "You've just got to hope for the best". This time, the team hopes they're better prepared for his absence because of the lessons they learned while losing. All-Star Chris Paul, who was also a no-show in the third game because of a sore left hamstring, notched an average of 16 points, 8.5 rebounds and 8 assists during their first two meetings.

The contracts of Paul, Griffin, and Redick will all expire at season's end (assuming the first two decline their option, which they will), and Jordan will have one more season with an option. "We'll just continue to play". "Hopefully, he's going to be alright". Both teams defeated L.A. soundly during their six-game losing streak to end the year, but are now notches on their belt as the Clippers remain the only undefeated National Basketball Association team in 2017.

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Kiwi centre Steven Adams has been ruled out of the Thunder's game against the Golden State Warriors. Millsap is a great hustle player and is another guy that could stretch the floor for the Thunder, as he has hit more than a three a game this year. With games against Cleveland (tonight) and the Rockets (Friday) on the docket this week, however, we could be seeing another shake-up to the top of the rankings by next Monday.

When both are out, the team is pretty bad. "Apparently, I guess they talk a lot of trash now. But I've still got a job to do". He is a very good defender and made second-team all-defense in 2016. "Austin is like his mom in that regard".

Because the Clippers have dealt with injuries before, we know what kind of team they are when main-stagers go down.