Jan 22, 2014; Charlotte, NC, USA; Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul (3) calls to his team from the bench during the second half of the game against the Charlotte Bobcats at Time Warner Cable Arena. Bobcats win 95-91. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

He’s Back: Chris Paul to Start Versus Philadelphia


If you’ve wondered when Chris Paul was gonna return to the starting lineup then you’re in for some good news. Doc Rivers says he will start the All-Star point guard tonight against Philadelphia 76ers:

As you know, Chris Paul missed a month due to a shoulder injury suffered in early January. In his absence, Darren Collison stepped into the starting lineup averaging 13.4 points and 6.3 assists, replicating his rookie year success when he started in place of Paul. While many thought the team was doomed without Paul, the Clippers went 12-6, jumping ahead of the Golden State Warriors in the Atlanta Division, as Blake Griffin lead the team.

On the season, Paul is averaging 19.6 points on 46 percent shooting, 11.2 assists, 4.6 rebounds and 2.4 steals per game. He was also voted to his seventh All-Star appearance, this time coming off the bench as Stephen Curry was the lead vote-getter at the point guard position.

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