"I honestly don't know," Rivers continued, according to ESPN.com. "My gut before last night was there would be a good chance [he would play Wednesday] so I'd probably lean that way. He looked good walking today."
Paul strained his hamstring during Sunday's Game 7 victory against the San Antonio Spurs. He sat out most of the first and second quarters but still played 37 minutes, scored 27 points and hit the game-winning shot with one second left.
Paul missed the first game of the Clippers second-round series, a 117–101 Los Angeles win. Austin Rivers started at point guard and scored 17 points in 28 minutes.
Paul played in all 82 games this season for the first time in his career. He averaged 19.1 points per game and led the league with 10.2 assists per game.
- Dan Gartland