Paul-less Clippers Start Home Stand 1/6/14
UNDATED - The Los Angeles Clippers settle into a four-game home stand starting tonight, without the NBA's assist leader. The Clippers host Orlando just a day after finding out that starting point guard Chris Paul will be lost for up to six weeks with a separated right shoulder. The loss comes at a bad time for the Clippers who are tied for the Pacific Division lead with hard-charging Golden State, which has won nine in a row.
Clippers coach Doc Rivers will go with Darren Collison in Paul's place.
Atlanta tries to get back on track on the road against Brooklyn tonight, after dropping two in a row. Before that, the Hawks had won six of eight to solidify their hold on second place in the Southeast Division behind Miami. The Nets modest two-game winning streak is just their second of the season.
Minnesota visits Philadelphia to round out the schedule.