The Los Angeles Clippers don’t play again until Thursday against the league-best Golden State Warriors, but star point guard Chris Paul and starting shooting guard J.J. Redick likely won’t play in the game, according to Robert Morales of InsideSoCal.com. Paul is listed as doubtful and Redick is listed as out.
Paul (groin strain) and Redick (back spasms) have both missed the last two games with their injuries. The Clippers went 1-1 in those two games, with one ugly loss against the Phoenix Suns (Blake Griffin was ejected in the first half) and a big comeback win over the Detroit Pistons.
Paul also missed a game on Nov. 7 because of the groin. He’s struggled to start the year, averaging “only” 15.7 points and 8.0 assists while shooting 41.9 percent overall and 28 percent from long range.
Meanwhile, Redick has put up solid numbers. He’s averaging 14.8 points while shooting 52.6 percent overall and 44.4 percent from three on 4.5 attempts per game.
Without Paul and Redick, beating the Warriors seems like a major long shot, but perhaps Blake Griffin and Co. can stun the world.