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Chris Paul leaves game with strained hamstring

Posted on: January 15, 2012 1:10 am
Edited on: January 15, 2012 1:15 am
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Posted by Ben Golliver  

Los Angeles Clippers All-Star point guard Chris Paul suffered a strained left hamstring during the fourth quarter of a Saturday night game against the Los Angels Lakers.

Paul suffered the injury after hitting a pull-up jumper with a little more than 4 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. The jumper gave the Clippers a 95-82 lead but Paul immediately limped off the court. The Clippers broadcast team reported shortly thereafter that Paul suffered a strain left hamstring and would not return. The 

Paul watched the remainder of the game from the Clippers bench. He departed with a season-high 33 points, 6 assists, 4 rebounds, 3 steals and 1 turnover in 39 minutes on 12-22 shooting. Clippers held on to beat the Lakers, 102-94.

Paul is averaging 16.1 points, 8.8 assists and 2.9 rebounds per game this season.

Here's video of Los Angeles Clippers All-Star point guard Chris Paul straining his left hamstring during a Saturday night game against the Los Angeles Lakers.

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Comments

Since: Nov 29, 2011
Posted on: January 15, 2012 5:19 pm
 

Chris Paul leaves game with strained hamstring

Injury doesn't matter.  In the NBA, more than half the teams make the playoffs, so regular season is virtually meaningless. Any average team will go to the post-season.  So, if he returns by March, Clips are in.



Since: Dec 28, 2011
Posted on: January 15, 2012 3:08 pm
 

Chris Paul leaves game with strained hamstring

Hope it's not serious. As much as I wanted Paul to the Lakers, still good to see him in L.A, and the Clippers not being the laughing stalk of the NBA. Williams is a great handcuff to have in case he's out for a while.



Since: Dec 14, 2011
Posted on: January 15, 2012 12:59 pm
 

Chris Paul leaves game with strained hamstring

This could be potentially very devastating to the team as they embark on a rough upcoming stretch, including their back to back to back games.  Let's hope for the best but resting him extra for the good of the long haul is the wise decision.  Mo Williams out too.  Just run with Chauncey and Foye.



Since: Sep 25, 2008
Posted on: January 15, 2012 7:23 am
 

Chris Paul leaves game with strained hamstring

Heal quickly, Chris. 


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