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Gallinari (ankle) is listed as probable for Sunday's tilt with the Timberwolves, Jon Krawczynski of the Associated Press reports.
Gallinari has been playing through an ankle injury over the past few weeks, which forced him to miss Thursday's game against the Spurs. However, he was back in the lineup Saturday, posting 18 points, four rebounds and two assists over 32 minutes. Despite the starter's workload, Gallinari isn't dealing with any excessive soreness and is fully expected to take the court Sunday against the Timberwolves, so look for him to take on his usual role with the top overall unit barring any setbacks during pregame warmups.
Felton registered 14 points (6-17 FG, 2-6 3Pt), three rebounds and three assists over 30 minutes in Saturday's 123-98 loss to the Nuggets.
The veteran was moved out of the starting five in favor of Mareese Speights on Saturday, a move that may stick for the immediate future. Felton still saw a healthy dose of minutes and posted his fourth consecutive double-digit scoring effort and is now averaging a season-best 11.2 points, 4.3 assists, 3.7 rebounds, 1.1 steals and 0.7 blocks across 29.3 minutes over nine January contests.
Harris (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's matchup with the Timberwolves, Jon Krawczynski of the Associated Press reports.
Harris has missed the last three games with a sprained right ankle, but his designation as questionable means he's at least made some progress in his recovery. He'll continue to receive treatment throughout the day with the hope of eventually being cleared, although we likely won't get a final word on his status until much closer to tip-off. Once healthy, Harris should take back his spot in the starting lineup at shooting guard.
Redick supplied 14 points (6-15 FG, 2-7 3Pt), three assists, one rebound and two steals over 26 minutes in Saturday's 123-98 loss to the Nuggets.
Redick had struggled through a 36.4 percent-shooting night on Thursday versus the T-Wolves, so Saturday represented a bounce-back of sorts for the veteran sharpshooter. The 11-year pro has double-digit point totals in all but one of the Clippers' nine January contests, and figures to continue seeing a bit of extra involvement on offense while backcourt mate Chris Paul (thumb) remains sidelined over the next few weeks.
Arthur (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Timberwolves, Jon Krawczynski of the Associated Press reports.
After missing four consecutive games, Arthur was back in the lineup Saturday against the Clippers, logging seven points, two rebounds and a steal over 13 minutes. He appears to be dealing with some residual soreness in his knee and is now considered questionable for Sunday. He'll likely test out the injury during pregame warmups, which means we may not get a final word on Arthur's availability until just prior to tip-off.
Rivers managed 16 points (7-12 FG, 2-4 3Pt), five assists and two rebounds over 26 minutes in Saturday's 123-98 loss to the Nuggets.
Rivers rattled off his fourth straight double-digit scoring effort and shot at least 50 percent for the third time over that span in the process. The fifth-year pro figures to continue receiving run with the starting five while Chris Paul (thumb) is sidelined, providing him with an opportunity to offer strong returns in scoring, assists, rebounds and shooting percentage in season-long formats. Rivers is now averaging a solid 17.1 points, 4.3 assists, 3.0 rebounds, 0.5 steals and 0.4 blocks in the eight January contests he's played in.
Speights went for 18 points (7-10 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three rebounds, two assists and one steal over 28 minutes in Saturday's 123-98 loss to the Nuggets.
The veteran big man entered the starting five as the Clippers looked to infuse some offense into the first unit, and Speights responded accordingly. The 29-year-old posted his fourth double-digit scoring effort in the last six games, while draining multiple threes for the fifth time over that span. It remains to be seen if Speights will remain in his current spot for the Clippers' next tilt, which comes on Monday night versus the Hawks.
Jordan went for 14 points (6-10 FG, 2-2 FT), 13 rebounds, three assists and one block over 27 minutes in Saturday's 123-98 loss to the Nuggets.
Jordan ran into foul trouble and played his least amount of minutes since Dec. 31. He spent enough time on the floor to tally his fifth straight double-double, however, as well as take double-digit shot attempts for the third time in the last four contests. As long as Chris Paul (thumb) and Blake Griffin (knee) remain sidelined, Jordan figures to continue seeing an uptick on usage and providing robust returns provided he avoids the referee's whistle.
Mudiay (back) ruled himself out for Sunday's game against the Timberwolves, Chris Dempsey of The Denver Post reports.
Mudiay came into Saturday nursing a sore lower back, but started at point guard as usual in the Nuggets' 123-94 victory before departing in the second half with renewed pain. The 20-year-old labeled himself as day-to-day, so the one game off may be all he needs in order to heal up. Jameer Nelson is expected to start at point guard in Mudiay's place Sunday and should be on tap for 30-plus minutes, while Jamal Murray also figures see a mild boost in playing time as Nelson's backup.
Patterson (knee) was a full participant in Saturday's practice, Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun reports.
Patterson has been sidelined for five straight games and nine of the last 11 contests while battling a sore left knee, but his participation in practice suggests that a return to action could be on the table Sunday against the Suns. The Raptors will likely reevaluate Patterson during morning shootaround before reaching a final determination on his status, though Patterson would likely face a minute restriction even if cleared to suit up. Once he's back to full health, Patterson is expected to split the duties at power forward with Jared Sullinger, who made his season debut Jan. 18 following a long-term recovery from a fractured foot.