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Chris Paul, Blake Griffin to start for Clippers, may be limited

May 11, 2012, 8:05 PM EST

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They will be out there, how effective they are remains to be seen.

Both Chris Paul and Blake Griffin will start for the Clippers despite suffering injuries in Game 5, coach Vinny Del Negro confirmed.

However, he said he would monitor both and might limit their minutes depending on how they are moving and performing in the game. When pressed if he might use CP3 more off the ball, as he did in the fourth quarter of Game 5 after Paul was injured, Del Negro said it was possible but would depend on how he performs.

You can expect the Grizzlies to attack and go right at Griffin and Paul early on offense.

Griffin sprained his left knee when his feet got tangled with Marc Gasol in the third, quarter of Game 5 and he landed awkwardly. An MRI found no structural damage.

Chris Paul seemed to strain a groin muscle, but the Clippers have called it a hip flexor.

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