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Chris Paul leaves game with strained hamstring, now day-to-day

Midway through the third quarter Thursday night against the Spurs, Chris Paul was chasing Tony Parker around a pick, when he pulled up and started to grab his hamstring.

CP3 instantly came out of the game, not to return. The Clippers went on to get the win 106-101, and after the game the questions were first about how long Chris Paul could be out. From Dan Woike of the Orange County Register:

The Clippers host Dallas Friday night, it would be a surprise if Paul plays in that game. Next after that is the Christmas Day game against the Lakers.

The Clippers are already without Blake Griffin, out at least a month following knee surgery. The Clippers can hold their own without Griffin, running a lot of Paul/DeAndre Jordan pick-and-roll, but if CP3 is out any length of time (and hamstrings can be tricky) the team will stumble. Which could impact seedings down the line in a crowded Western Conference