Los Angeles Clippers forward Grant Hill will sit out Monday’s game against the Golden State Warriors. Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro said it was a “precautionary” decision with the Clippers playing the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday. Del Negro expects Hill to play against Oklahoma City.
“I don’t think he’ll play any minutes today,” Del Negro told the team’s official website. “Just with the back-to-back games and the fatigue factor.”
It is the first game Hill has missed since missing the first 36 games of the season with bone bruises in his right knee. Hill is averaging 4.0 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists in the five games he has played this season while playing 14.4 minutes per game.
Meanwhile Clippers guard Chris Paul will start his second straight game after missing three games with a bruised right knee cap.
“He was a little sore yesterday,” Del Negro said. “But he's feeling better today."