The Los Angeles Clippers are making their home debut against the Chicago Bulls on Friday night and they will do so without starting shooting guard Chauncey Billups. The veteran guard has been battling a sore right groin injury for the last few days and was considered a game-time decision. After shoot around took place at Staples Center, Billups briefly updated the media.
When asked if fhe was playing tonight, Chauncey Billups put his thumb down, indicating that his sore right groin will keep him out— Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) December 31, 2011
With Billups unlikely to play, fans should expect Mo Williams or Randy Foye to make the start. For the Clippers, the starting lineup will be Chris Paul, Williams or Foye, Caron Butler, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan. For the Bulls, who are playing back-to-back road games, they will go with Derrick Rose, Rip Hamilton, Luol Deng, Carlos Boozer and Joakim Noah.
Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m. from Los Angeles. For more, head on over to Clips Nation to discuss the team with other Clipper fans.