MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -The Los Angeles Clippers started a seven-game road trip without leading-scorer Corey Maggette, who has the flu and missed Friday night's game against Minnesota.
Maggette has missed the previous two games and didn't travel with the team. The swingman was averaging 20.9 points.
Clippers center Chris Kaman is also fighting an illness and a bruised leg. Los Angeles coach Mike Dunleavy said before the game Kaman's status was a game-time decision.
Kaman was averaging 17.3 points and 13.9 rebounds.
Los Angeles has played all season without star forward Elton Brand and point guard Shaun Livingston.

Top NBA Public Bets

NBA Top Stories

Thumbnail Thunder vs. Jazz Prediction Is the under a good bet to cash tonight when the Jazz host the Thunder at 9:00PM ET?
Thumbnail Knicks vs. Pacers Prediction Will the Pacers roll as a home favorite tonight against the Knicks when the two teams square off at 8:00PM ET?
Thumbnail Rockets vs. Bucks Prediction Will the Rockets cover as a road favorite tonight when they visit the Bucks at 8:00PM ET?
Thumbnail Warriors vs. Heat Predictions Can the Heat hang as a double-digit home underdog tonight when they host the Warriors at 7:30PM ET?
Thumbnail Kings vs. Pistons Pick Will the Detroit Pistons be able to hold serve at home when they host the Sacramento Kings tonight at 7:30PM ET?

NBA Team Pages