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January 10, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times
Grant Hill's long-awaited Clippers debut will have to wait at least three more days after Coach Vinny Del Negro elected not to activate him for Wednesday's game with the Dallas Mavericks. Hill worked out with the team twice this week and participated in Wednesday's pregame shootaround, but Del Negro chose to continue proceeding cautiously with the 40-year-old forward, sidelined since October because of a bone bruise in his right knee. "I just want to give him a couple more days of conditioning and contact.
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December 19, 2012 | By Broderick Turner
Chauncey Billups got therapy Wednesday for what the Clippers said is peroneal tendonitis in his left foot. Billups said there is no timetable for his return to playing again. "I'm not really practicing on the court yet," Billups said. "When I get to do that, then we can assess that. " Billups said the team doctors and Clippers trainer Jasen Powell have recommended rest for right now. "I'm just trying to let the inflammation go down," Billups said. Billups, who has played in three games this season, missed his eighth consecutive game with the injury.
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December 13, 2012 | By Broderick Turner
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Eric Bledsoe is constantly being told to slow down some. The Clippers' third-year point guard has been instructed to stay in control and think the game through a little bit more. Fortunately for the Clippers, these reminders have begun to sink in. "My decision-making has gotten better," Bledsoe said. "You can tell that I haven't really turned the ball over like I usually have. I'm trying not to get out of control, not going too fast. Now I'm fast and in control.
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December 9, 2012 | By Lisa Dillman
The love was coming Eric Bledsoe's way before and after the Clippers' 102-83 victory over Toronto on Sunday, but apparently one birthday present will have to wait. "Chris [Paul] is going to surprise me later on," said Bledsoe, who turned 23 on Sunday. Paul chimed in, saying: "I've got him, don't worry about it. " Bledsoe: "I'm looking forward to that. " Bledsoe, the fast-running engine of the Clippers' reserves, had 14 points, six assists, four rebounds and two steals in nearly 20 minutes of action.
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December 8, 2012 | By Broderick Turner
It was a direct salvo from Clippers Coach Vinny Del Negro directed toward his starters after Saturday's win over the Phoenix Suns. They had given up 31 points on 50% shooting in the first quarter to the Suns, not a good sign that they were locked in on defense early. "Our starters gave more energy on the offense and not as much defense, and that's what will beat you in this league," Del Negro said. "We've got to change that mentality as soon as possible because this game easily could have gone a different way. " Del Negro was asked if he had said that to his starters.
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December 8, 2012 | By Broderick Turner
In many ways, Willie Green is the invisible one playing for the Clippers. Green was the starting shooting guard for the first 14 games of the season while Chauncey Billups rehabilitated from his left Achilles' tendon injury, then he didn't play in the next three games when Billups started, only to return to the starting lineup when Billups suffered tendinitis in his left foot. In each case Green seamlessly eased into his role. And he's just fine with that. "I like to be under the radar," said Green, who is averaging 6.2 points on 48.1% shooting, 42.9% on three-pointers this season.
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December 6, 2012 | By Melissa Rohlin
When Chris Paul found out that Chauncey Billups is out indefinitely with an inflamed tendon in his left foot, Paul was frustrated. "Man, I was hurt to find that out because nobody loves to play the game of basketball probably as much as me and Chaunce," Paul said. Paul considers Billups a brother-type figure. When Billups suffered a torn Achilles tendon last February, an injury that kept him sidelined for nearly 10 months, Paul still sought Billups' advice from the bench.
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December 5, 2012 | By Melissa Rohlin
Chauncey Billups will miss Wednesday's game against Dallas because of an inflamed tendon in his left foot. Billups said that the injury has nothing to do with the torn Achilles' tendon that kept him sidelined for nearly 10 months. "It has no relation to the Achilles at all," Billups said. "It's a peroneal tendon that's kind of below the ankle bone, not behind the Achilles. It's not related to it at all. " Billups said that there's no timeline for how long he will be sidelined with the injury.
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December 5, 2012 | By Broderick Turner
Clippers guard Chauncey Billups didn't play Wednesday night because of what the team called "peroneal tendinitis" in his left foot. Billups and the Clippers said before the team played the Dallas Mavericks at Staples Center that there was no timetable for his return. Billups said it's an "inflamed tendon" on the inside joint of the foot and that it's "not related" to the left Achilles' tendon injury that required surgery in February and sidelined him through the first 14 regular-season games.
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November 30, 2012 | By Broderick Turner
Even Chauncey Billups had to admit that he has "accomplished every single thing" that any NBA player would want during a 15-year career. And yet Billups still pushed himself through the pain of 10 months of rehabilitation on his torn left Achilles' tendon so he could play basketball again. And when he returned to play Wednesday night for the Clippers for the first time since he was injured on Feb. 6 at Orlando, Billups said it was worth it all. "To be honest, this is what I do," Billups said after practice Friday.
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