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Clippers have complete roster to play against Heat

February 08, 2013|By Broderick Turner
  • Clippers' Blake Griffin, Chris Paul, and Chauncey Billups will be back in action against Miami on Friday.
Clippers' Blake Griffin, Chris Paul, and Chauncey Billups will be… (John Raoux / Associated…)

The Clippers finally are whole.

Chris Paul (bruised right kneecap), Chauncey Billups (tendinitis left foot), Blake Griffin (strained left hamstring) and Jamal Crawford (sore right shoulder) all were going to play against the Miami Heat on Friday night.

Paul had missed nine consecutive games and 12 of 14 games with his injury.

Billups had missed 34 consecutive games with his injury, Griffin two games with his injury and Crawford, who also has a broken nose, had missed the Clippers last game at Orlando with his injury.

“Everybody is going,” Clippers Coach Vinny Del Negro said before the game Friday. “There are guys with limited minutes and restrictions and we are trying to figure that our right now.”

During the morning shoot-around, Crawford said he couldn’t lift his shoulder.

But after working with a chiropractor, Crawford said he was going to play.

“I feel much better now,” Crawford said in the locker room. “I’ll see what I can give us.”


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