Apr 30, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Memphis Grizzlies point guard Keyon Dooling (55) is charged with a foul on Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul (3) in the second half of game five of the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at the Staples Center. Grizzlies won 103-93. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Chris Paul Suffers From Bruised Thumb, Will Play Game 6

Even if the Los Angeles Clippers win this series this is the worst-case scenario this team can come across. It’s the same thing they suffered last playoffs against the Memphis Grizzlies. They’re leaving the first round bruised and battered leaving them susceptible to whichever opponent they face in the second round. According to Dan Woike this bruise happened in a tangle up between Paul and Quincy Pondexter in the first half.

While Paul’s injury seems minimal, the Clippers playoff chances hinge on how healthy Blake Griffin will be for Game 6. Paul’s injury should be taken note of though.


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