Chris Paul Suffers a Broken Hand in Game 4

by April 26, 2016

The LA Clippers fell 98-84 Monday night to the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 4, and lost All-Star point guard Chris Paul to a fractured right hand.

To makes matters even worse for L.A., Blake Griffin aggraved his left quad injury.

The Clips know their postseason dreams are in serious trouble.

Per the AP:

It was not clear exactly how the nine-time All-Star was injured, but it appeared he may have bent his wrist awkwardly when defending Portland’s Gerald Henderson on a layup. […] “He’ll get evaluated, but it obviously doesn’t look very good,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said after the Blazers’ 98-84 victory evened the series at two games piece.

 

“He was clearly disappointed, upset, but there’s nothing you can do,” Griffin said about his teammate. “You try to tell a guy, like, ‘It’s OK. We got you and it’s going to be OK.’ He’s a competitor and he wants to play so it’s tough. It’s not easy dealing with injuries this time of year.”

 

Paul was leading the Clippers with 16 points when he left the game. He averaged 26.3 points and 8.3 assists through the first three games of the series, after averaging 19.5 points and 10 assists in the regular season. […] Griffin looked dejected when he went to the bench with a little more than 5 minutes left in the game. Afterward, he said he believes he tweaked his quad when he planted off his left going up against Mason Plumlee in the third quarter.