Rivers will return to Friday's Game 6 against Portland despite receiving 11 stitches around his left eye after taking an inadvertent elbow from Al-Farouq Aminu, Dan Woike of the Orange County Register reports.

The Clippers are already devoid of Chris Paul (hand) and facing a 3-2 series deficit, so Rivers had little choice but to rejoin his team on the court despite significant swelling around his left eye.

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