|Team Ranking||PTS/G||OPP PTS/G|
|Pacific Division||108.7 (2nd)||104.4 (2nd)|
Sat Apr 1
|W 115 - 104||LAL|
Wed Apr 5
|W 112 - 101||DAL|
Sat Apr 8
|W 98 - 87||at SA|
Mon Apr 10
|W 125 - 96||HOU|
Wed Apr 12
|W 115 - 95||SAC|
Sat Apr 15
|L 97 - 95||UTA|
Tue Apr 18
|W 99 - 91||UTA|
Fri Apr 21
|W 111 - 106||at UTA|
Sun Apr 23
|L 105 - 98||at UTA|
Tue Apr 25
|L 96 - 92||UTA|
Paul generated 28 points (10-19 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 4-4 FT), nine assists, four rebounds and one steal across 38 minutes Tuesday in a 96-92 loss to the Jazz in Game 5 of the series.
Paul's hot shooting from three-point range in the fourth quarter nearly allowed the Clippers to score a comeback victory, but the Jazz converted on some key plays down the stretch to take a 3-2 series lead. The point guard failed to record a double-double for the first time all series, but he's still averaging 27.0 points (on 53.1% shooting), 10.4 assists, 5.6 rebounds, 2.2 three-pointers and 2.0 steals in 36.4 minutes per game over the five contests, all of which match or surpass his regular-season numbers.
Redick tallied 26 points (7-12 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 9-10 FT), three rebounds and one assist across 34 minutes in Tuesday's 96-92 loss to the Jazz in Game 5 of the series.
After shooting just 34.5 percent from the field and 26.7 percent from three-point range over the first four games of the series, Redick finally had the breakout game the Clippers had been waiting on. Redick was a central figure in the Clippers' fourth-quarter comeback that ultimately fell short, spearheading an 11-0 run that included five consecutive free throws from the sharpshooter. The 32-year-old should continue to enjoy extensive minutes in Friday's Game 6 with the Jazz needing all the offensive firepower they can get with Blake Griffin (toe) shut down for the rest of the postseason.
Rivers (hamstring) provided two points (0-4 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two rebounds and one assist across 18 minutes in Tuesday's 96-92 loss to the Jazz in Game 5 of the series.
Playing for the first time in nearly a month after suffering a left hamstring strain, Rivers struggled to make an impact during his time on the court, contributing as many turnovers (two) as points. Rivers will likely see his minutes pick up a bit during Friday's Game 6 in Utah, but with Chris Paul and J.J. Redick both in line to see hefty usage and playing time, it's unlikely that Rivers will be asked to take on a major role offensively.
Stone (knee) has been ruled out for Tuesday's Game 5 against the Jazz.
Stone has been out since mid-February with a bone bruise in his left knee and he's highly unlikely to return to the lineup at any point during the playoffs. That said, he hasn't officially been ruled out for the rest of the postseason, so look for Stone's status to continue to be updated on a game-to-game basis. Even if cleared, he'd just be an emergency depth option off the bench.
Rivers (hamstring) will play in Tuesday's Game 5 against Utah but will face a minutes restriction, Mark Medina of the LA Daily News reports.
A hamstring injury has kept Rivers on the sideline since Mar. 29, but he's been cleared to return to action as the Clippers look to regain the series lead Tuesday back in Los Angeles. The team has not stated exactly how much Rivers will be allowed to play, but he's unlikely to approach the nearly 28 minutes per game he averaged during the regular season, making him a risky DFS play. Check back after shootaround Tuesday for a more definitive update on the 24-year-old, who compiled averages of 12.0 points, 2.8 assists and 2.2 rebounds in 74 regular season contests.
|2016-17 Team Leaders|
|PPG||Blake Griffin , PF||21.6|
|RPG||DeAndre Jordan , C||13.8|
|APG||Chris Paul , PG||9.2|
|FG%||DeAndre Jordan , C||71.4|
|FT%||Chris Paul , PG||89.2|
|3P%||JJ Redick , SG||42.9|
|BLOCKS||DeAndre Jordan , C||134|
|STEALS||Chris Paul , PG||119|
|MPG||Blake Griffin , PF||34|
|Full Team Statistics|