It was nothing to get overly excited about; the change came only because
His first two shots didn't come anywhere close to going in, a corner three-pointer nicking the rim and a 26-footer falling well short of the basket for an airball. He then made a corner three-pointer in the second quarter for his only points.
On the plus side, Bullock's offense is secondary in importance to his defense, and he helped hold
"I can't really care about making shots, just going out and playing tough and just playing hard defense," said Bullock, a Kinston, N.C., native and former North Carolina Tar Heel who played the game with his 2-year-old son among a group of family and friends in attendance.
Clippers Coach Doc Rivers said he started Bullock because he wanted to keep alternate options Jamal Crawford and
Barnes said he expected to miss the Clippers' game against Detroit on Wednesday but hoped to return by the next game against Houston on Friday.
The veteran said he initially hurt his calf against Portland on Nov. 8 but continued to play through the discomfort because he was starting to find a rhythm after a slow start to the season. Then he aggravated his calf in the second quarter against the
The Clippers watched the initial aftermath of a St. Louis County grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager on a television in their locker room.
Forward Blake Griffin seemed moved watching footage of the racially charged situation in Ferguson, Mo., pausing several times during his postgame interview to collect his thoughts.
"I don't think it's my position to say, 'This is messed up or this is wrong,'" Griffin said of the grand jury's decision. "But I think about the people who have been affected by it and supporting everybody who was hurt."
The Clippers endured a racially motivated controversy last spring when then-owner
"Whenever there's a controversy, especially when it's racial, I think it's easy and popular to come out and say something," Griffin said. "I think it's just good to know that people have support.