Minneapolis, Minnesota (Sporting Alert) — The Los Angeles Clippers will again be without starting point guard Chris Paul for tonight’s NBA fixture against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center.
Paul, who missed the last two games for the Clippers, was a game-time decision for the contest, but the club has confirmed that the All-Star guard will miss his third game due to a bruised right kneecap.
Eric Bledsoe will again start in his place tonight.
Paul is averaging 16.8 points per game and 9.7 assists per game.
The MVP candidate Paul scored 23 points and dished out 11 assists in a 101-95 home win over the Timberwolves on Nov. 28.
LA Clippers vs Timberwolves Starting Teams
LA Clippers: Eric Bledsoe – G; Willie Green – G; Blake Griffin – F; Caron Butler – F; DeAndre Jordan – C
Timberwolves: Alexey Shved – G; Ricky Rubio – G ; Andrei Kirilenko – F; Derrick Williams – F; Nikola Pekovic – C