The Los Angeles Clippers have won 11 of their last 15 games, but face a tough test tonight in Portland, where they have lost four straight games to the Blazers. Clippers guard Eric Gordon injured a finger on his right hand in last night's win over Minnesota, but is expected to play tonight. Meanwhile, Marcus Camby underwent arthroscopic knee surgery today and is expected to miss three weeks. Here are the probable starting lineups and injury reports for both teams:
- Point Guard: Baron Davis
- Shooting Guard: Eric Gordon
- Small Forward: Ryan Gomes
- Power Forward: Blake Griffin
- Center: DeAndre Jordan
The usual trio is out for the Clippers. Chris Kaman, who has missed 20 straight games, and Craig Smith, who has missed the last 13 games, are both out, while Brian Cook is technically listed as doubtful despite missing the last 14 games with a sprained right ankle.
Trail Blazers (23-20)
Point Guard: Andre Miller
Shooting Guard: Wesley Matthews
Small Forward: Nicolas Batum
Power Forward: LaMarcus Aldridge
Center: Dante Cunningham
Camby is the fourth Trail Blazer this season to have knee surgery, joining center Greg Oden, guard Brandon Roy, and rookie guard Elliot Williams. Both Roy and Williams had surgery on both knees.
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