According to Rowan Kavner, Chris Paul will miss tonight’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The team’s injury report officially lists a sore left hamstring as the cause.
Wesley Johnson appeared to sprain his ankle late in last night’s blowout loss to Houston. He will likely miss tonight’s game, but he’s going to at least test it out in warm-ups.
This leaves some ambiguity as to the Clippers’ starting lineup. Austin Rivers, J.J. Redick, Luc Mbah a Moute, and DeAndre Jordan will probably be four of the five, but the last spot could conceivably go to any of the Clippers’ other six available players. Paul Pierce has been Doc’s crutch in the past, but he hasn’t been in the rotation for the last three games, even with the Clippers missing some guys. Doc could conceivably go to a three-guard lineup with Raymond Felton or Jamal Crawford to add some offensive firepower, start little-used wing Alan Anderson (who had a nice game last night), or go with a more traditional lineup featuring Brandon Bass or Marreese Speights against Oklahoma City’s starting lineup that features Domantas Sabonis and Steven Adams.