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Clippers without CP3 for 6 weeks

Posted on 06/01/2014 in Blog, NBA

The Los Angeles Clippers will have to fight it out in the Western Conference without their leader Chris Paul, who has been sidelined for up to six weeks with a shoulder problem.

CP3 underwent an MRI scan and was diagnosed with a Grade 3 AC joint separation, although it is thought that he will not require any surgery.

Paul picked up the injury in the third quarter of the Clippers' win over Dallas on January 3rd and the six-time NBA All-Star had been in fine form in the first half of the season, averaging 19.6 points, a league-high 11.2 assists, 4.6 rebounds and 2.4 steals per game.

It leaves the Clippers vulnerable at the point guard position as they waived Maalik Wayns, with Coach Doc Rivers stating he was not a viable option to step in for Paul.

Rivers and the Clippers will have to find a solution as they begin a four-game homestand tonight (January 6th) against Orlando.

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