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Clippers' Chris Paul vows to play after injuring hamstring

Professional BasketballChris PaulLos Angeles ClippersSacramento KingsDoc Rivers

Chris Paul said, “I’ll be ready” to play Friday night despite a strained right hamstring that the Clippers All-Star guard suffered in the third quarter of Wednesday night’s game against the New York Knicks.

Paul and the Clippers play at the Sacramento Kings on Friday night.

After the game Wednesday night, Paul said his hamstring was a “little tight.”

“But I’ll be all right,” Paul said after the game. “I’ll be ready Friday. I’m promise you. I’m OK.”

There was no update on Paul’s injury because the Clippers didn’t practice Thursday, preferring to give the players Thanksgiving Day off before they leave later that night for Sacramento.

“Of course, he told me twice already that he’ll be ready for Friday,” Clippers Coach Doc Rivers said about Paul after Wednesday night’s game. “That doesn’t mean it’s true. That’s just what he said.”

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