BIGS TOP 3 AT 5 THURSDAY, APRIL 24th

1. Clip/Tuck

Los Angeles Clippers PG Chris Paul is expected to play and starter in tonight's Game 3 of their playoff series against the Golden State Warriors.

Paul missed practice with a strained hamstring and received treatment the last couple of days after injuring it in Game 1. Clipeprs head coach Doc Rivers said the hamstring did get tight in Game 2.

The best-of-7 series is tied up at 1-1 and resumes in Oakland, CA tonight.

2. Wing and a prayer

The Hockey News is reporting Detroit Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg will return to the team tonight, after missing 2 months.

Zetterberg is expected to play limited minutes in tonight's Game 4, as he returns from back surgery on February 21st.

Zetterberg hasn't played since the Olympics, and head coach Mike Babcock would only consider his captain a gametime decision.

3. Influential smack talk

Seattle Seahawks CB Richard Sherman has made Time Magazine.

Sherman was named in Time Magazine's list of "The 100 Most Influential People", in the "Pioneers" category. The article claims that Sherman is the man who "smack talks athlete stereotypes."

Other athletes on the list include Serena Williams, Cristiano Ronaldo, Jason Collins, and teenage golfer Lydia Ko, who turns 17 today.