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Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul won't be playing on the court for three to five weeks due to an injury.
Despite the team's win against the Mavericks on Friday night, they lost a crucial team player when Paul injured his shoulder halfway through the third quarter, Sports Network reported.
Dallas Mavericks guard Monta Ellis tripped Paul as he was dribbling causing him to fall on his shoulder, according to the Associated Press.
Although it was first seen as a sprain, Clippers' head coach Doc Rivers later confirmed that Paul's shoulder had separated from the fall.
With 6:43 left in the third quarter, Paul was down for a minute before he heading to the locker room, the AP reports
Paul put in a total of 19 points for the Clippers in the first half and his first five shots were three-pointers.
The Clippers will be playing at San Antonio on Saturday night against the Spurs. The team said that Paul will have his shoulder examined again Saturday and Monday.
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