MIAMI (AP) - Chauncey Billups, Chris Paul and Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers are returning from injuries to play against the Miami Heat on Friday night.
Meanwhile, the reigning NBA champions will be without Ray Allen and Chris Bosh, both sidelined with the flu.
Billups has appeared in only three games this season and has been most recently bothered by left foot tendinitis. Paul has missed the last nine games with a bruised right kneecap, and Griffin has missed the Pacific Division leaders' last two games with a strained left hamstring.
Also available to play for the Clippers: Jamal Crawford, who has been bothered by a sore right shoulder. Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro says it will be a challenge managing minutes as he works players into the rotation.

Recent NBA Discussions

Advertisement
Advertisement

Top NBA Public Bets

#1 811 Boston Celtics  99%
#2 804 Milwaukee Bucks  96%
#4 503 Atlanta Hawks  76%
#5 810 Toronto Raptors  75%
#7 801 San Antonio Spurs  67%
#9 514 Houston Rockets  64%
#10 508 Miami Heat  63%

NBA Top Stories

Thumbnail Timberwolves vs. Rockets Prediction Will tonight's game between the Timberwolves and Rockets turn into a high-scoring affair at 9:00PM ET?
Thumbnail Curry's crew continues hammering foes Golden State trailed the Clippers by 12 points at halftime Thursday. Yet, it didn’t take long for Steve Kerr’s club to perform a...
Thumbnail 76ers vs. Knicks Prediction After beating the Wizards outright as a home underdog on Friday, will the 76ers cover the spread tonight against the Knicks at 7:30PM ET?
Thumbnail Wade's squad eyes big opportunity in Ohio After returning from the All-Star break with a rousing win over New York, can Cleveland also make mincemeat of Chicago this evening?
Thumbnail Spurs vs. Clippers Prediction Will the over cash tonight when the Clippers host the Spurs at 10:30PM ET in a battle of Western Conference foes?

NBA Team Pages