Jae C. Hong/AP/Press Association Images Both Blake Griffin and Chris Paul were injured last night.
# Injury blow
CP3 blow as Clippers star is in the wars to dent his team's playoff hopes
Chris Paul broke his hand last night while the Oklahoma City Thunder rolled into the second round.

THE NBA PLAYOFFS have seen their second serious injury in as many days as Chris Paul broke his hand during the LA Clippers’ 98-84 loss to the Portland Trailblazers last night.

The news of CP3′s injury came just hours after the Golden State warriors announced that reigning league MVP Steph Curry would miss at least two weeks of the playoffs after spraining his knee.

Paul left last night’s loss in the third quarter and an x-ray revealed he fractured the third metacarpel in his right hand while the Clippers’ other big name, Blake Griffin, also left the game with a sore knee.

Both players are expected to be evaluated by their team doctor today.

Al-Farouq Aminu was the key man for Portland, scoring 30 points as the Blazers levelled the best-of-seven series at two games apiece.

Elsewhere, the Oklahoma City Thunder wrapped up their first round series against the Dallas Mavericks in five games with Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook combining for 69 points in a 118-104 victory.

They now travel to the San Antonio Spurs in game one of the second round on Saturday.

In Charlotte, a decisive final quarter from the Hornets saw them level their series with the Miami Heat thanks to a 89-85 win.

Kemba Walker finished with 34 points, 11 of which came unanswered in the fourth quarter, with the teams heading back to Miami on Wednesday for game five.

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