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Clippers regroup while Chris Paul recovers from thumb surgery

Clippers regroup while Chris Paul recovers from thumb surgery

J.J. Redick stood with his back against the wall before practice and stared straight ahead as he contemplated playing basketball without Chris Paul, while the All-Star point guard recovers from surgery he had Wednesday to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb.

The two Clippers guards talked Tuesday, and Redick said his backcourt mate’s “spirits are good.”

As for the rest of the Clippers, Redick said their only choice is to stay the course while Paul goes through six to eight weeks of rehabilitation before he’s ready to play again.

“As a team, we’re just got to keep playing and try to win as...

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