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Clippers' Matt Barnes suffers injured toe

April 25, 2014|By Broderick Turner
  • Matt Barnes says he won't let a sore toe sideline him.
Matt Barnes says he won't let a sore toe sideline him. (Robyn Beck / AFP/Getty Images )

The Clippers can now add small forward Matt Barnes to their wounded list.

Barnes jammed his left big toe in the second half of the Clippers’ victory over the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 of the Western Conference first-round playoff series on Thursday night.

Barnes came out of the game for a while, but finished the game.

Barnes said he’ll get treatment on the toe the next two days and be ready to play in Game 4 on Sunday at Oracle Arena.

The Clippers lead the best-of-seven series 2-1.

“I did it on Draymond Green’s foot and just instantly I jammed it bad,” Barnes said late Thursday night after the game. “I got it pulled out, put some cold spray on it and went out and finished.

“It felt a little better, but it’s mostly painful trying to get it back in place.”

Barnes said this is no time to sit.

He knows that Chris Paul is playing with an injured right hamstring and had dealt with a 100-degree temperature a couple days this week, that Jamal Crawford is playing through a strained left calf and J.J. Redick is coming back from a bulging disc in his back.

“I’ve just got to suck it up at this point,” Barnes said. “No one is completely healthy.”


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