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Basketball: LA Clippers star Chris Paul suffers separated shoulder, out at least 3 weeks

Published on Jan 4, 2014 5:56 PM
 
Dallas Mavericks point guard Jose Calderon (No. 8) dribbles past Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul (No. 3) during the first quarter at the American Airlines Centre. The Los Angeles Clippers' star point guard Chris Paul could be sidelined for up to five weeks after suffering a separated right shoulder in Friday's 119-112 National Basketball Association win over the Dallas Mavericks. -- PHOTO: AFP

DALLAS (Reuters) - The Los Angeles Clippers' star point guard Chris Paul could be sidelined for up to five weeks after suffering a separated right shoulder in Friday's 119-112 National Basketball Association win over the Dallas Mavericks.

Clippers head coach Doc Rivers confirmed the injury was to the Paul's shooting arm and expects the six-time All Star to be out of action for three to five weeks.

Dallas guard Monta Ellis had fouled Paul with 6min 43sec remaining in the third quarter, inflicting the injury and taking the guard out of the game after he had scored 19 points with six assists.

Paul averaged 19.6 points and a league-high 11.3 assists a game for the Western Conference Pacific Division leaders, who improved to 23-12 following Friday's victory.