HOUSTON — Center Benoit Benjamin of the Clippers will miss tonight's game against the Houston Rockets at the Summit here because of a minor knee injury.
Benjamin, who has recurring tendinitis in his left knee, returned to Los Angeles Monday night and is scheduled to be examined this morning by Dr. Tony Daly, the team physician.
Benjamin played against the Dallas Mavericks and San Antonio Spurs last weekend in the first two games of the three-game trip but was unable to practice Monday morning in San Antonio. He accompanied the team here, then caught another flight to Los Angeles.
This will be the second game Benjamin has missed this season. He sprained his left ankle in the Clippers' 46-point season-opening loss in Denver on Nov. 6 and didn't play the next night as Los Angeles lost its home-opener to the Portland Trail Blazers by 25 points.