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Olowokandi returns after missing three games

CLEVELAND -- Lamar Odom missed the Los Angeles Clippers'
game Monday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers with a sore right
ankle.

Michael Olowokandi returned to the Clippers' starting lineup,
however, after missing three games with a bruised right thigh.

Odom missed 29 of the Clippers' first 43 games with the ankle
injury and a sore right wrist.

The 6-foot-10 forward hurt the wrist on Jan. 18, 2002, and
missed 71 consecutive games. He hurt the ankle in training camp
last October and remained sidelined until Dec. 28.

In 14 games this season, Odom averaged 16.9 points and 7.9
rebounds. He had 14 points and five rebounds in 39 minutes Sunday
in a 108-101 loss at Indiana.

Olowokandi, a 7-foot center averaging 12.4 points and 9.2
rebounds, had been sidelined since injuring his right thigh during
a 96-92 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Jan. 20.