Paul sat out the first two games of Clippers' second-round matchup against the
The experience of second-year Laker
Kelly first felt soreness in training camp, sitting out precautionary. He got through just seven minutes of his season debut Nov. 4 but needed to sit another 10 days before trying again
When he played limited minutes over a two-game stretch, the result was a torn hamstring that knocked him out completely for more than six weeks.
The Clippers stole home-court advantage from the Rockets in Game 1, despite playing without Paul. They might lose that edge should he sit Game 3.
Then again, if Paul comes back too quickly, he may find himself going down the same path as Kelly.
The Clippers may survive the Rockets, but the
As of Thursday, the Clippers still weren't sure whether their All-Star point guard will suit up. Whatever the decision, the team faces significant risks with their All-Star's hamstring.