Paul steered the Clippers back to the win column in Tuesday's 111-94 triumph over the Nuggets, posting 15 points (6-11 FG, 3-4 FT), 10 assists, three steals, and two rebounds over 28 minutes. Paul had shot less than 40 percent in both of the Clippers' previous games, but offered nearly flawless play from the point guard spot Tuesday, making more than half his shots while not committing a turnover for the second time this season. Though he hasn't played more than 33 minutes in a contest since returning from a groin injury, Paul doesn't need to see huge swaths of playing time to deliver top-tier production, as he showcased Tuesday.
Paul scored 13 points (5-13 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT) with 11 assists, five rebounds and two steals in 33 minutes during Sunday's loss to the Raptors. Neither he nor Blake Griffin could make a basket through the first quarter-plus of the game, as Toronto's defense proved to be the difference on the afternoon. Paul now has four double-doubles on the season, and is averaging 19.7 points, 9.0 assists, 3.7 boards, 2.3 threes and 2.0 steals in three games since returning from a groin injury.
Paul posted a season-high 35 points (13-22 FG, 5-9 3Pt, 4-4 FT), eight assists, four rebounds and three steals over 32 minutes in Thursday's 124-117 loss to the Warriors. The Clippers point guard did his best to hand rival Golden State their first loss of the season, but it ultimately wasn't enough. Paul had been questionable leading up to the game with a groin injury that had caused him to miss the previous two contests, so the performance was all the more notable. The veteran All-Star spearheaded the Clippers' early assault, scoring 18 of his points (and Los Angeles' first 18 of the game) in the opening period. Despite the disappointing defeat, the positive for Paul and his fantasy owners is that he appears to be healed from his injury and ready to contribute in significant fashion.
Paul (groin) is active and will play in Thursday's game against the Warriors, Monte Poole of CSN Bay Area reports. Paul came into Thursday as questionable with a groin injury, but he's seen enough improvement that he'll take the court after missing his previous two outings. There hasn't been any reports of Paul being on a minutes restriction, but it's something to keep in mind considering he's wasn't originally even expected to play Thursday. Paul should move into the starting lineup, pushing Austin Rivers back into a reserve role.
Paul (groin) will be a game-time decision Thursday against the Warriors, Ben Bolch of the L.A. Times reports. Paul's availability for Thursday had been closer to doubtful than questionable ahead of tipoff, but now there seems to be legitimate hope he'll be able to take the court. Although, it remains unclear just how viable of an option he'll be with his right groin strain still lingering. Nevertheless, Austin Rivers will be ready for extended minutes if Paul is ultimately scratched shortly before the players take the court.
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