Clippers forward Matt Barnes, who will not play Saturday night, has the ball stripped away by Rockets guard James Harden (13) during a game earlier this week at Staples Center. Harden will be a game-time decision because of foot problems.
(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times / November 4, 2013)
HOUSTON -- Injuries could play a role in how things shake out between the Clippers and Houston Rockets when the two teams meet Saturday night at the Toyota Center.
Clippers Coach Doc Rivers said forward Jared Dudley (tendinitis in right knee) will play after experiencing pain in the knee Thursday night against the Miami Heat.
Rivers said backup forward Matt Barnes (bruised right thigh) will not play for the third consecutive game.
Houston All-Star guard James Harden has a bruised left foot and a sore right foot and said he will be a game-time decision.
Both teams are looking for victories. The Clippers have lost two in a row entering the final matchup of this three-game trip.
The Rockets have lost two of their last three games, including a loss to the Lakers on Thursday night.
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