Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers noticed some encouraging improvements on Chris Paul, who has been sidelined for the first two Western Conference semifinals games with a hamstring injury.
“He went from really doing nothing, to yesterday he had a pretty hard workout in the pool, today he’s having a workout on the floor, so I think those are the right steps,” Rivers said.
However, despite the reassuring signs, Paul’s potential Game 3 return is still up in the air.
“He’s working out right now and I think everything is going well, but we still don’t know anything about tomorrow yet,” Rivers said.
Paul strained his left hamstring Saturday in Game 7 of the Clippers’ first-round series against the San Antonio Spurs. Paul, who started all 82 games of the regular season and all seven games in the opening round against the Spurs, has missed Games 1 and 2 against the Rockets. The series is tied 1-1.
Without Paul, the Clippers won Game 1 on Monday, 117-101. They then lost Game 2 on Wednesday, 115-109.