Clippers point guard Chris Paul will sit out Wednesday's game against the Knicks due to a sore groin, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Paul worked out before the game but Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro decided to shut him down with the playoffs around the corner.
Eric Bledsoe started in place of Paul.
Wednesday's game is significant for the Knicks because they can either move up to sixth, stay in seventh or move down to the eighth seed in the Eastern Confernce.
The Clippers are still in a race for home-court advantage in the playoffs.