Chris Paul strains hamstring against New York Knicks

11/28/13 in NBA   |   natsaar   |   160 respect

Nov 24, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA;  Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul (3) shakes hands with Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers after he leaves the game in the fourth quarter at the Staples Center. Clippers won 121-82. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY SportsThe Los Angeles Clippers defeated the New York Knicks 93-80 in Staples Center on Wednesday, but Chris Paul got injured late in the game.

The point guard went to the bench at the end of the third quarter with a strained hamstring, but it doesn't seem to be too bad.

The organization wouldn't comment on the injury, but Paul said:

"I told Doc, 'If you need me, I can go.' It's a little tight, but I'll be all right. I'll be ready Friday. I know my body well enough now to where if I feel something , I look over at our trainer and I was like, 'Get me out for a second. Let me see what's going on.'"

Coach Doc Rivers echoed this, and said:

"I think he's doing good. [Clippers trainer Jasen Powell] said he could have come back in but there was no chance he was coming back in. Chris has told me already twice that he'll be ready for Friday but that doesn't mean that that's true. That's just what he said."

Darren Collison stepped in and put up nine points in 22 minutes, and helped the Clips get the win. 

Luckily it seems like Paul's hammy is something that the trainers can help him out with so that he's back to himself for Friday night's game in Sacramento.
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