Clippers expect to have Eric Bledsoe for Game 3

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From USA Today…

For Saturday’s Game 3, it’ll be all hands on deck for the Los Angeles Clippers. That’s at least what the team said Thursday when asked by USA TODAY Sports.

They’ve already lost starting small forward Caron Butler to a broken left hand for this first-round series with the Memphis Grizzlies.

In Wednesday’s 105-98 loss, Los Angeles lost reserve guards Mo Williams and Nick Young to right (shooting) hand and arm injuries in the second half. Young did return in that game.

Reserve guard Eric Bledsoe injured his left elbow (contusion). Williams had X-rays, but those were negative (contusion).

While Young seems able to play despite his thumb injury, the status of the other two, and how effective they’ll be, is a question that could determine the outcome of the series.

The trio combined for 24 points in Game 2 and 37 in the opening comeback win from a 27-point deficit.

The Clippers have been without starting shooting guard Chauncey Billiups (Achilles tear) since February.

(source: here)

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