Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Updated: February 27, 1:09 PM ET
Clippers play without two guards
By Arash Markazi
LOS ANGELES -- Clippers guards Jamal Crawford and Eric Bledsoe will not play Tuesday night against the Charlotte Bobcats.
Bledsoe hurt his left calf last Thursday against the San Antonio Spurs but played through the injury and scored five points in 23 minutes. He played 20 minutes against the Utah Jazz on Saturday and had four points, six assists and three rebounds. Bledsoe is listed as day-to-day.
Crawford was not with the team Tuesday after the birth of his daughter, London, on Monday but is expected to rejoin the Clippers for the game Thursday against the Indiana Pacers.
"Other guys have to step up," Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro said. "It changes our rotation a little bit. ... We'll just figure it out as we go here."
Del Negro also said Grant Hill's back has been bothering him and the forward is questionable for Tuesday's game.