THUNDER AT CLIPPERS, 10:30 P.M. ET

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  • Clippers point guard Chris Paul will miss tonight’s game against the visiting Thunder because of a bruised right knee cap, an injury that sidelined him for three games last week. Paul played the last two games against Washington and Golden State, but combined to shoot 7-for-23 in those games. He was particularly ineffective in Monday’s loss to the Warriors, scoring four points on 1-for-7 shooting and looking a step behind defensively. Eric Bledsoe will get the start for the Clippers. He averaged 11.5 points in Paul’s absence last week.
  • Clippers reserve forward Grant Hill should be fresh after sitting out Monday’s game against the Warriors. Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro doesn’t want the 40-year-old veteran playing in back-to-back games after missing the first 36 with a bone bruise in his knee. One of Hill’s responsibilities will be guarding Oklahoma City leading scorer Kevin Durant, rotating with teammates Caron Butler and Matt Barnes.
  • Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook has struggled against the Clippers more than any other team in the NBA. He’s shooting 34.3 percent from the field and averaging 15.4 points against the Clippers, the lowest numbers among all opponents in the league. Westbrook enters the game on a roll, however. He has scored at least 30 points the last four games, something he has never accomplished in his five-year career.
 – Dan Arritt 

2 Comments

  1. Quinn says:

    This will be a tough test for the Clipps. But IMO they are the best two teams in the L. Should be interesting!

  2. George says:

    Oh, that’s for sure a W for the thunder!

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