Clippers guard Austin Rivers will miss his second straight game tonight with a sore right Achilles tendon, coach Doc Rivers told media before tonight’s game against the Memphis Grizzlies. Rivers suffered the injury last Friday against the Lakers, but an MRI revealed no soft tissue or structural damage. After feeling discomfort following attempting a workout, Rivers will get additional tests and a second opinion.
Doc Rivers says Austin Rivers is out tonight with sore right Achilles. Austin will get another exam, Doc says— Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) January 3, 2018
The Clippers started Jawun Evans in place of Rivers on Sunday, but Wesley Johnson will move into the lineup tonight. Evans struggled with foul trouble, managing just 14 minutes in his first career start, and Johnson may be a better fit to defend a large Memphis lineup team that will likely start Andrew Harrison (6’6”), Tyreke Evans (6’6”), and Dillon Brooks (6’6”) on the perimeter.