Chris Paul heads out of American Airlines Center with right shoulder in a sling. Full extent of injury, Doc says, won't be known tonight— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) January 4, 2014
Paul fell hard to the ground as he was dribbling off a screen from the top of the key and he immediately went back to the locker room.
Chris Paul down with what looks like a shoulder injury. https://t.co/xpM17QE5my— Tyler Lashbrook (@lashy) January 4, 2014
The injury occurred midway through the third quarter. Paul was leading all scorers at the time with 19 points, all of which he scored in the first half. The star point guard knocked down 5 of 6 from behind the arc and knotted six assists before the injury.
Paul, arguably the best point guard in the league, is averaging 19.6 points, 11.3 assists and 2.5 steals per game. He's also shooting a hair over 46 percent from the field and 33 percent from long range.
The Clippers went on to win the game, 119-112, in his absence.