Los Angeles–Marvin Williams is out after suffering a hip injury at Denver last night: “My hip flexor was tight in the first half. On the play I went up to dunk and Nene blocked it, it got real tight. It’s just real sore now.”
- Willie Green (hamstring), who won’t play in a game this trip, said he’s not sure when he will return: “It’s getting better. Slowly.”
- Jason Collins (elbow) said he was cleared for contact work today.
- Larry Drew is starting Kirk Hinrich at shooting guard again. Interestingly, it looks like Kirk, not Jeff Teague, gets the defensive assignment on Chris Paul.
- Drew on coming back after the bad loss last night: “You have to. This is what the NBA is all about. You go through games where you are at the other end of the stick. Through the course of the schedule, you are going to have games like that. The most important thing is you don’t dwell on them. An emotional game like that, the most important thing is to move on.”
- Drew on earning his first technical