Paul will sit out Friday's game against the Clippers due to a sprained left hand, Joe Mussatto of The Oklahoman reports. Paul will rest his hand instead of playing in the finale, as the Thunder already know their playoff opponent -- the Rockets. In Paul's stead, and with Dennis Schroder (quarantine) also unavailable, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander should handle the ball more, and Hamidou Diallo and Terrance Ferguson figure to see extra minutes.
Paul notched 12 points (4-12 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 4-4 FT), seven rebounds, four assists and one steal in 24 minutes during Wednesday's win over the Heat. Paul has logged 24 minutes in back-to-back games and has produced similar stat lines. The veteran point guard has been doing a good job to fill out the stat sheet of late and, even though he's not scoring as he was during the prime of his career, he's still an excellent option across most formats due to his ability to fill the stat sheet and his uncanned consistency.
Paul had 14 points (3-9 FG, 1-5 3PT, 7-7 FT), seven assists, five rebounds and two steals in Monday's loss to the Suns. Paul was limited to just 24 minutes in a game that tilted the Suns' way early in the second half. Paul will have two more tune-ups before the playoffs begin next week.
Paul notched 13 points (4-9 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), nine assists, six rebounds, three steals and two blocks in 33 minutes during Sunday's win over the Wizards. CP3 hasn't registered a single double-double in five bubble games, but that doesn't mean he hasn't been productive. The veteran point guard has dished out five or more dimes in every contest and grabbed at least five rebounds in all but one, all while also averaging 18.4 points per game on 54.1 percent shooting -- and 52.9 percent from three.
Paul provided 17 points (6-12 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 3-3 FT), five rebounds, five assists and four steals in 27 minutes during Friday's 121-92 loss to the Grizzlies. While CP3 was individually great, most of his teammates struggled in the blowout loss. The performance marked Paul's third game of the season with at least 17 points and four steals. He had scored 21 and 23 points, respectively, in the prior two contests. OKC will look to bounce back Sunday against the Wizards.
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