OKLAHOMA CITY —
Paul had injured the thumb in the final few seconds Friday night at Memphis, and the only question was whether the All-Star guard would play Sunday against the
"No question," Paul said.
He spent most of his time getting treatment from head athletic trainer Jasen Powell.
Paul didn't get an X-ray or an
Paul was hurt when he reached in after
"I'm going to have to stop trying to steal the ball," Paul said. "But it is what it is. Just got to get through it."
Paul has played in only four regular-season games after sitting out 18 consecutive games because of a separated right shoulder.
Paul will face another point guard in Oklahoma City's
Westbrook, a former UCLA star and three-time All-Star, played in his first game Thursday night against the
It was his third procedure in nine months on the same knee.
"I'm extremely happy for him," Paul said. "I know how tough it is to sit out and watch, especially somebody like Russell who loves to play so much. So, it should be a good game tomorrow."
Clippers face tough Thunder
The Clippers have not had a good start after the All-Star break, losing their first two games against tough opponents.
And it doesn't get any easier. They will play the Thunder on Sunday in a nationally televised game.
The Thunder has the best record in the
"We've got to come out with the right mind-set, especially against Oklahoma City,"
The Clippers dropped their first game after the All-Star break to San Antonio and lost a tough game at Memphis on Friday night.
The Clippers had won three consecutive games before the All-Star break and are searching for that groove again.
"We'll get it back," Clippers Coach