LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 14: Chris Paul #3 of the Los Angeles Clippers is fouled by Andrew Bynum #17 of the Los Angeles Lakers as he scores on a shot at Staples Center on January 14, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Chris Paul Injury: CP3 Out Monday With Strained Left Hamstring

Chris Paul strained his left hamstring in the fourth quarter on January 14 in a win over the Los Angeles Lakers.

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Chris Paul Injury: Clippers Point Guard Likely Out Against Timberwolves

As Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul continues to struggle with a hamstring injury, Blake Griffin and Co. might be on their own again as the Orange County Register reports CP3 will likely be sidelined once more Friday night as the Clips take on the Minnesota Timberwolves at Staples Center.

Head coach Vinny Del Negro didn’t definitively state that Paul was out tonight, but he did mention that it was unlikely he would recover in time to suit up against Ricky Rubio, Kevin Love and the rest of the Wolves this evening. The team hopes Paul will be ready by Sunday when the team hosts the Toronto Raptors.

In other injury news Brian Cook will not suit up Friday night, leaving the Clip Show that much more short handed against a talented and deep Minnesota squad.

For more in depth discussion and analysis of the Clippers, make sure to check out Clips Nation. For the Timberwolves side of things, head over to Canis Hoopus.


Chris Paul Injury: CP3 Absent For Clippers Vs. Mavs

Chris Paul, superstar point guard for the Los Angeles Clippers, has always struggled with myriad injury issues throughout his career, and it looks like he has another injury issue. Paul went down late in the game against the Los Angeles Lakers with a left hamstring injury, which it turned out he strained. Further tests showed that Paul didn't suffer a serious injury, but it was likely he was going to miss some time.

He will not be in action for tonight's game against the Dallas Mavericks, for instance.

Paul's health is of paramount importance, especially in an abbreviated season and a cramped schedule like this one. Nevertheless, the Clippers really do need Paul back in the lineup at some point. Getting drilled by the Jazz last night couldn't have been easy to take.

To discuss Paul and the Clippers, head on over to Clips Nation. To talk about the Paul injury with Mavericks fans, go to Mavs Moneyball.


Chris Paul Injury: Point Guard Out Against Jazz, Misses Second Straight Game

Point guard Chris Paul will miss his second straight game Tuesday night as the Los Angeles Clippers battle the Utah Jazz at Energy Solutions Arena in Salt Lake City, per Clippers' reporter Madelyn Burke. Paul is out with a strained left hamstring, an injury he suffered in Saturday night's victory over the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center.

The timing of the injury isn't ideal (but when would it ever be ideal?), as Paul is coming off his two best games of the season, in wins over the Miami Heat and the Lakers. Paul had 27 points and 11 assists against Miami, and scored 33 in the win over the Lakers, and Paul owned the floor in both games. He has 17 assists and just two turnovers in his last two games, with six steals.

Paul on the season is averaging 18.0 points, 8.4 assists, and 2.8 steals per contest in nine games.

Randy Foye will start in place of Paul, with Chauncey Billups sliding over to point guard. Foye dished out 10 assists for just the sixth time in his career in Monday's win over the New Jersey Nets.

For more news and information on Clippers basketball, be sure to read Clips Nation.


Clippers Vs. Nets: Chris Paul Out Against New Jersey

The Los Angeles Clippers announced the signing of point guard Courtney Fortson early today. The 23 year old was playing for the D-League Los Angeles D-Fenders and is the 15th Gatorade Call-up of the 2011-12 season. He will be available for this afternoon's game.

In other roster news, Chris Paul and Mo Williams will be kept out of the lineup today. Chauncey Billups and Randy Foye will start in the guard spots.

The starting lineup will likely consist of:

DeAndre Jordan C

Caron Butler F

Blake Griffin F

Chauncey Billups G

Randy Foye G

With Chris Paul out, the spotlight shifts to Blake Griffin. The battle between Griffin and the Nets' Kris Humphries will be one of the keys to the game. Griffin is averaging 23.1 points and 11.1 rebounds while shooting 52.8% from the field. The only other player averaging at least 23 points and shooting better than 50% from the field is Lebron James.

A fast start is also key, as the Clippers are 4-0 at home when leading after the first quarter. Also key is superiority on the boards. The Clips grabbed a season high 50 rebounds against the Lakers on Saturday, which included a season high 17 offensive rebounds. This season, when Caron Butler has 5 or more rebounds, the Clippers are 4-1.


Chris Paul Injury: Hamstring MRI Negative, Might Not Play Monday

More Chris Paul injury news. It looks as if the superstar point guard's injury isn't going to keep him out of action for too long. According to Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times, Paul had an MRI on his strained left hamstring which turned out negative, which probably means that the point guard should recover sooner rather than later.

More importantly, there doesn't appear to be anything that could lead to long-term damage for CP3.

Paul could still play against the New Jersey Nets on Monday, but he might also sit out with Mo Williams and let Chauncey Billups start at the point. The Clippers might dip into the well and find some emergency point guard to back up Billups while Paul is injured to let him recover. Los Angeles has two winnable games without Paul when they play the Nets and the Jazz, although they could use him for that third game against the Mavericks.

To discuss CP3 and the Clippers, head to Clips Nation.


Chris Paul Injury: Strained Hamstring Could Sideline CP3

Chris Paul strained his left hamstring in the fourth quarter of Saturday's win over the Los Angeles Lakers.


Clippers Vs. Lakers Final Score: Chris Paul Dominates, Suffers Hamstring Injury In 102-94 Win

Chris Paul had another magnificent outing Saturday night, scoring 33 points to lead the Los Angeles Clippers over the Los Angeles Lakers 102-94 at Staples Center in the first regular season meeting between the two Pacific Division foes. However, the victory was dampened somewhat by Paul leaving the game with four minutes remaining with a strained left hamstring. He did not return.

Paul had six assists, four rebounds, and three steals to go with his season-high point total, abusing Derek Fisher and rookie Darius Morris. The Clippers have won five straight home games and are 21-6 in their last 27 home games, dating back to last season.

The Clippers, who have struggled on the boards early this season, outrebounded the lengthy Lakers 50-42 on the night, and grabbed 17 rebounds. Blake Griffin led the way with 14 rebounds to go with his 22 points, while DeAndre Jordan and Reggie Evans chipped in with a combined 18 boards in 45 minutes on the night.

Chauncey Billups hit four three-pointers en route to 19 points for the Clippers, who shot 41.2% on the night. The Clippers host New Jersey on Monday afternoon at Staples Center.

For more news and information on the local NBA teams, be sure to read Clips Nation and Silver Screen and Roll.

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