Chris Paul, who is battling a bruised knee, missed his second-straight game last night. In the first game he missed, the Clippers were able to overcome his absence and win. Last night, they did the same. Paul's absence though is being felt and as the Clippers face better talent, they will need him back.
According to Arash Markazi of ESPN Los Angeles, Paul is feeling better, but he is still listed as day-to-day. He will be a game-time decision against the Minnesota Timberwolves tomorrow.
"He feels a lot better today," Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro told the team's official website. "He's gotten great therapy. But we'll take it a day a time."
Paul suffered the injury last saturday when he collided with J.J. Redick of the Orlando Magic. While the injury has sidelined Paul, it has given Eric Bledsoe a chance to showcase his talents. He has proved himself in the past and he continues to do so with Paul sidelined.
Paul has averaged 16.8 points per game and 9.7 assists per game this season. His production has allowed the Clippers to have one of the best records in the NBA all season long. Los Angeles is a true competitor. They just need their stars to stay healthy.