LOS ANGELES (AP) - Clippers point guard Chris Paul won't play against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night.
Paul missed his fourth game with the bruised right kneecap. The All-Star missed three road games last week, then returned to play against Washington on Saturday night and against Golden State on Monday. But it was clear the injury was still bothering him.
Paul scored just four points in the loss to the Warriors, missing six of seven shots.
Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro says there's no timetable for Paul's return.
``We have to look at the big picture and protect Chris as well,'' Del Negro said. ``He's just sore.''
Eric Bledsoe started in Paul's place.

Recent NBA Discussions

NBA Top Stories

Thumbnail Hungry Clips open season in Portland Having suffered a disappointing first-round exit in last year’s playoffs, the Clippers spent the offseason tinkering. No established stars left Staples Center, but...
Thumbnail Harden, Houston visit new-look Los Angeles No one’s expecting the Lakers to make major waves as soon as 2016-17. With Luke Walton at the helm, though, the franchise hopes it’s pinpointed the man to turn...
Thumbnail Cleveland ready to rock anew vs. New York The Cavaliers are ready to revel in their first NBA title in 52 years. But will the new-look Knicks spoil the celebration in...
Thumbnail NBA 2016-17 MVP Odds Will Stephen Curry make a run at a third straight NBA MVP honor, or will someone else push him for the crown? Get a...
Thumbnail Lottery pick to begin pro career as reserve The Lakers stumbled to a 17-65 finish in 2015-16. Yet that doesn’t mean they’re willing to just hand over the keys to the No. 2 overall pick in June’s NBA draft.
More inNBA Articles  

NBA Team Pages