There is never a good time for the Indiana Pacers to be without Roy Hibbert.
But when the high-flying Los Angeles Clippers are in town, it’s really a bad time.
In front of a sellout crowed, All-Stars Chris Paul and Blake Griffin combined for 47 points to lead the visiting Clippers to a 99-91 win Thursday night against the shorthanded Pacers.
Paul scored 29 points, and Griffin had 18 to lead Los Angeles (42-18) to its third straight victory and, in the process, snap the Pacers’ five-game winning streak.
Hibbert, Indiana’s leading rebounder (8.1 rpg) and fourth-leading scorer (10 ppg), served a one-game suspension for his role in Tuesday’s altercation against visiting Golden State. The Pacers (36-22) missed every bit of their starting center’s production.
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