Evan Hilbert
Saturday May 12th, 2012

Los Angeles Clipper guard Chris Paul is expected to play Friday despite a hip flexor and injured finger, according to ESPN.com.

Paul injured his hip in the fourth quarter of Wednesday's game, but insists the injury isn't severe.

"I felt a little sharp pain in my leg," Paul told ESPN. "I'll be all right." Clippers F Blake Griffin is also questionable, but there is no word on his current status.

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