“He’s moving better today than he was, so that’s a good sign,” Clippers Coach
Rivers said the Clippers having won the first game in the series did not factor into his decision and that Paul would have played if he was capable of playing. Rivers said Paul did some running in a pool and was shooting free throws.
The coach said he was optimistic Paul would play at some point in the series.
"I don't know if I'm discouraged or encouraged about Game 3," Rivers said of the game that will be played Friday night at Staples Center, "but he's just going to have to take it day by day."