Chris Paul suffers fracture of third metacarpal in right hand at Portland

Chris Paul

Chris Paul/Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Clippers

Any chance the Clippers had of advancing deep into the playoffs took a bit hit Monday when point guard Chris Paul suffered a third metacarpal fracture in his right hand during the third quarter of Game 4 of the Clippers’ first-round playoff series at Portland on Monday night.

Paul scored 16 points and doled our four assists before the injury.

The Clippers took a 2-1 series lead into the game.