Clippers guard Nick Young will miss Sunday night's game against the New Orleans Hornets because of flu-like symptoms.
Young is averaging 10.2 points and 1.8 rebounds for the Clippers, who entered Sunday's game in fourth place in the Western Conference with a record of 39-24.
The Clippers, who still have an outside chance to capture third place in the Western Conference, play at Atlanta on Tuesday and at New York on Wednesday to conclude the regular season.
The Lakers (41-24), who have one game left, defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder earlier Sunday in double ovetime, 114-106, and lead the Clippers by a full game in the standings.
The only way the Clippers can claim the Pacific Division title and the third seeding in the playoffs would be to win out while the Lakers lose on Thursday at Sacramento.
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