Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul was held out of practice for the second straight day Wednesday with a right hamstring injury that has bothered him since late in the first half of Saturday's playoff series-opening loss to the Golden State Warriors. Paul was able to play through the injury in the Clippers' Game 2 win over the Warriors on Monday night and says he will be ready for Game 3 in Oakland on Thursday. "I'll be ready, I'm OK," Paul repeatedly said when asked about the injury. "As long as I'm out on the court, I'm good." That's been a familiar refrain for Paul, who mostly deals with injuries by refusing to acknowledge they affect him. "I love that approach, because I do believe that. Your mind is strong," Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. "I just have to watch his movement during the games. The only way you can find out with injuries is to go out and play -- then you'll see. "But I thought he's been great. In the second half [of Monday's win], I thought he got tight -- tight legs, not tight physically -- you could see his movement wasn't there." Paul has been getting round-the-clock treatment on the hamstring since he was injured trying to chase down a loose ball with Golden State's Stephen Curry with 27 seconds remaining in the first half on Saturday. He came out of the game twice to get the hamstring looked at, but played extended minutes in the second half and during Monday's win.
Chris Paul misses practice, but insists he’ll play in Game 3
ESPN Los Angeles | Apr 24