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Clippers’ Patrick Beverley out Tuesday, likely to miss a ‘few games’ due to wrist injury

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LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 28: Patrick Beverley #21 of the Los Angeles Clippers warms up for the game against the Utah Jazz at Staples Center on December 28, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)

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Saturday in Utah, Patrick Beverley drove the lane, was challenged by Rudy Gobert, and both men went crashing to the floor — on that landing, Beverley hurt his wrist. He came out, X-rays were negative, and he later returned to the game and tried to play through it.

That injury has Beverley officially out for a game in Sacramento on Tuesday. However, he’s going to miss more than that with a sprained wrist, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Beverley is expected to miss only a short time, but in a tight West — where 2.5 games separate the two and six seeds — every game matters.

Beverley is the tone-setter and one of the emotional leaders of the Clippers, and they have outscored opponents by 2.8 points per 100 possessions when he is on the court this season.

Without him expect more Lou Williams, more Landry Shammet, and maybe some Terance Mann in the rotation.