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Clippers point guard Chris Paul, who missed Game 1 of the team’s playoff series against the Rockets with an injured hamstring, is “50-50” for Game 2, according to coach Doc Rivers. "I honestly don't know,” Rivers said Tuesday. “My gut before last night was there would be a good chance (he would play Wednesday) so I'd probably lean that way. He looked good walking today." Sporting News
He wasn’t happy Paul was injured, of course. He just wasn’t nervous about his task. He wanted to help the Clippers win. He knew he could help the Clippers win. He believed. He always believes. “He’s a confident person. He’s always been that way,” teammate J.J. Redick said. “As a player to get to this level, you have to have something, whether it’s enormous physical talent, size or length or athleticism. Or, you have to be, you know, I don’t know how to put this without using a profanity but you have to be a (expletive), you know. You’ve got to have an edge. And he has that. “He has a belief in himself and that goes a long way.” Orange County Register
Ben Bolch: Doc Rivers said he would listen to trainer more closely than Chris Paul, who would probably say he could play even if he shouldn't. Twitter @latbbolch
Everybody looked like they might as well have been lying back in a hammock for the way they reacted to the heat of one more red hot fourth quarter with the aplomb that produced a 102-96 win over the defending-champion San Antonio Spurs and set up a Game 7 finish on Saturday in Los Angeles. "I didn't think about it," Paul said. "Somebody asked some questions at the (morning) shootaround, talking about last game where we were 1-for-14 from the 3 and I told them, 'I don't care.' In the playoffs, statistics mean nothing. It's all if you win or you lose. It was all about continuing to take the shots to do whatever it takes to win and we did." NBA.com
Coach Doc Rivers said the team did get some good news on Paul, but that news hasn’t made anything clearer. “We did a MRI and that came out pretty well, but I don’t know,” Rivers said Sunday. “We’ll wait until tomorrow and find out. “… I’m going to be careful. If there’s any risk, he won’t play. I can tell you that right now. I just don’t know yet.” Orange County Register
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