Clippers’ Paul not too concerned about hamstring issue

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 21, 2014 at 11:57 pm •  Published: April 21, 2014
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LOS ANGELES — Chris Paul was direct and to the point about his injury.

Asked how much of a concern it was for him with his right hamstring, Paul responded: “None.”

And with that, Paul suited up and played for the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 2 of the Western Conference first-round playoff series against the Golden State Warriors at Staples Center on Monday.

Paul grabbed his hamstring late in the second quarter of Saturday’s game after he chased down Warriors guard Stephen Curry and knocked the ball out of bounds.

Paul came out of the game with 36.2 seconds left in the second quarter but came back right back in after the Warriors turned the ball over.

But while sitting on the bench getting a rest during Game 1, Paul had his right hamstring wrapped up.

Paul said he has been getting treatment on his hamstring.

“I got as much as you possibly could,” Paul said. “We’ve got, to me, the best training staff in the league.”

Paul sat out 18 games this season because of a separated right shoulder that he still wears a pad on for protection.

Paul, who never wants to sit through injuries, said he “couldn’t fight” through his shoulder injury.

Coach Doc Rivers was asked if he was concerned about Paul’s hamstring.

“I don’t know,” Rivers said. “I don’t want to talk about that.”

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