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Clippers-Suns open thread

The Clippers are in Phoenix to play the Suns. The Clippers will be without Chris Paul while the Suns will be playing their second game since firing head coach Alvin Gentry.

2012/2013 NBA Regular Season

January 24th, 2013, 7:30 PM
US Airways Center
TNT, KFWB 980 AM, KWKW 1330 AM
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Probable Starters
Eric Bledsoe PG Goran Dragic
Willie Green SG Jared Dudley
Caron Butler SF P.J. Tucker
Blake Griffin PF Luis Scola
DeAndre Jordan C Marcin Gortat
Advanced Stats through games of Jan. 23
91.9 (11th of 30) Pace 92.1 (9th of 30)
110.2 (4th of 30) ORtg 103.0 (22nd of 30)
101.4 (5th of 30) DRtg 107.3 (25th of 30)
Chris Paul (knee) DTD
Channing Frye (enlarged heart) out
Chauncey Billups (ankle) out
Jermaine O'Neal (personal) out
Trey Thompkins (knee) out

The Clippers can't afford to lose games like this if they hope to remain in the race for best overall record through the second half of the season. Eric Bledsoe will have to have a good game and keep his turnovers low starting in place of Chris Paul.