In nearly 13 minutes of play, Hawes scored two points on one-for-four shooting from the field and had three rebounds, two assists, two blocked shots and two turnovers.
Hawes left the locker room before reporters had a chance to speak with him, but Clippers Coach
"He moved great," Rivers said. "You could see his timing was off. He was pump-faking on threes when he was wide open. What ... was that?"
Hawes has averaged 6.1 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.3 assists this season. The Clippers definitely felt Hawes' absence this past month.
Having both Jamal Crawford and Hawes as reserves gives the Clippers a nice scoring punch off the bench. Without Hawes, the second unit was much less effective and Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan had to play more minutes.
After being unable to practice since Dec. 5 because of a heavy game schedule, the Clippers will finally have two consecutive days off following Wednesday's game against the
Rivers hopes that Hawes will be able to work toward regaining his game speed then.