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Chris Paul MRI test negative; Clipper guard questionable for game

January 15, 2012 |  4:42 pm


The Clippers said Sunday afternoon that the MRI exam on Chris Paul’s strained left hamstring was negative.

The team also said Paul will be listed as day to day, but that the 6-foot All-Star guard is questionable for Monday’s game against the New Jersey Nets at Staples Center.

The Clippers are expected to sign guard Courtney Fortson to a contract Monday, pending his passing a physical.

Fortson is a 5-11 point guard who was on the Clippers’ training camp roster before he was waived last month.

Paul was injured late in the fourth quarter during the Clippers’ victory over the Lakers on Saturday night at Staples Center.

If Paul doesn’t play, Chauncey Billups probably would start at point guard and reserve Randy Foye would start at shooting guard.


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Photo: Clippers guard Chris Paul is congratulated by a teammate after making a three-point shot against the Lakers on Saturday night. Credit: Jae C. Hong / Associated Press