The Clippers have now won seven games in a row, but if they don’t have Chris Paul in the lineup that streak is going to turn around very quickly (remember just a couple of weeks ago when he missed seven games with a hamstring strain?). Which is why Paul leaving the game with what the team has called a sprained thumb is potentially troubling news. Paul was trying to get over the top of a Joffrey Lauvergne screen when he ran into Russell Westbrook who had pulled up to take a three, Paul’s hand hitting Westbrook’s hip and seemingly getting caught up in his shorts. Paul walked off the court and went straight to the locker room, making it seem worse than the team said it is so far. From the press
Only ten other coaches have accomplished what University of North Carolina’s Roy Williams did on Monday night. With the Tar Heels’ 85-68 win over Syracuse, Williams became the 11th coach in college basketball history to notch his 800th career win. “Two hundred is more impressive than 100, so when you get to 800 not a lot of guys have done that,” Williams told local media after the game. “So I’m human.
A vote of confidence, “absolute confidence” in Detroit Pistons head coach and president Stan Van Gundy in this case, is an actual vote of confidence this time around. “I have absolute confidence in Stan,” Gores said.