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Clippers’ Patrick Beverley out vs. Pistons

Patrick Beverley, Clippers, Pistons

The Los Angeles Clippers will be without guard Patrick Beverley on Thursday when they host the Detroit Pistons.

Beverley is expected to miss several games after spraining his wrist against the Utah Jazz this past Saturday:

Patrick Beverley has appeared in 29 games for the Clippers this season. The Chicago native is averaging 8.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.3 assists while shooting 41.3 percent from the field, 32.8 percent from beyond the arc and 59.3 percent from the free-throw line.

Beverley re-signed with the Clippers this past offseason on a three-year deal worth $40 million. He has career averages of 9.0 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 409 games with the Houston Rockets and Clippers.

Beverley also re-signed with Adidas on a new multi-year shoe deal in September. He doesn’t have a signature shoe with Adidas like Damian LillardJames Harden and Derrick Rose, but he’s still one of the more high profile players to have an endorsement deal with the company. Beverley is one of the best perimeter defenders in all of basketball and plays with tremendous passion and grit.

The Clippers are 24-11 on the season. They have the third-best record in the West and should easily defeat the Pistons, who are only 12-22.

For the first time in franchise history, the Clippers are legitimate title contenders with superstars Kawhi Leonard and Paul George leading the way. The Clippers are already 2-0 against LeBron JamesAnthony Davis and the Los Angeles Lakers.