Chris Paul exits Game 4 vs. Blazers with broken bone in right hand
Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul left Monday's game against the Portland Trail Blazers with a broken bone in his right hand, the team announced.
Paul fractured the third metacarpal in his right hand.
The point guard exited the game in the third quarter, having recorded 16 points and four assists in 25 minutes before sustaining the injury. He was taken to the locker room with his team down six, and Paul was clearly frustrated as he walked off the court, kicking a seat cushion as he made his way to the tunnel.
Paul was averaging over 28 points and eight assists per game entering Game 4, shooting 48.4% from the field in over 33 minutes a contest.
Clippers' Chris Paul kicks seat cushion on way to locker room following apparent right wrist injury in Game 4 pic.twitter.com/TnpU9sQVeR— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) April 26, 2016
Clippers' Chris Paul suffers third metacarpal fracture on right hand while defending Blazers' Gerald Henderson pic.twitter.com/yu9LH9wBh3— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) April 26, 2016
Los Angeles entered Tuesday leading its series against Portland 2–1.