LOS ANGELES (AP) — Just two games into their first playoff run together, the Los Angeles Clippers are already hurting and hobbling. They’re hoping a return home will allow everybody to get better quickly.
The Clippers took the day off Thursday after a highly eventful two-game opening set in Memphis. Los Angeles left with a split and seized home-court advantage in the series despite following up one of the biggest comebacks in playoff history with a 105-98 loss Wednesday night.
Before they prepare for their first home playoff game in six years, the Clippers are hoping to get a bit healthier.
Los Angeles lost forward Caron Butler in Game 1 with a freak broken left hand. In Game 2, Mo Williams bruised his right forearm, Eric Bledsoe bruised his left elbow and Nick Young sprained his right thumb.