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Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Paul, Williams out against the Jazz

By Arash Markazi

Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul will not play in Tuesday’s game against the Utah Jazz and is listed as questionable for the Clippers' next game Wednesday against the Dallas Mavericks.

An MRI on Paul's strained left hamstring on Sunday came back negative, according to the team.

It is the second straight game Paul has missed due to the injury which he suffered in the fourth quarter of the Clippers’ 102-94 win over the Los Angeles Lakers last Saturday night.

Clippers guard Mo Williams will also miss his third straight game Tuesday with an injured right foot. Williams, who got in some shots before Tuesday’s game, is listed as questionable for the Clippers’ next game. Clippers guard Eric Bledsoe, who has been recovering from offseason surgery on his right knee, is still 2-3 weeks from returning to the lineup and Clippers forward Brian Cook was inactive for his second straight game with an ankle injury.

Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro said both Paul and Williams were feeling better Tuesday but said there was no set timetable for their return.