NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Baron Davis has been scratched from the Clippers’ lineup for Wednesday night’s game against New Orleans because of lingering swelling and soreness in his left knee.

Davis’ knee has been bothering him since before the All-Star break, but the starting point guard has usually played through the pain. He even played a role in teammate Blake Griffin’s victory in the NBA slam dunk contest during All-Star weekend, tossing an alley-oop pass from the sunroof of the car that Griffin jumped over on his winning dunk.

Clippers officials say Davis, who is averaging 12.8 points and seven assists, will be listed as day-to-day.

Rookie Eric Bledsoe has moved into Davis’ starting role against the Hornets.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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