Clippers' Danilo Gallinari sits out with bruised right hand

Saturday, February 24, 2018

LA Clippers forward Danilo Gallinari did not play in Friday night's 128-117 road win over the Phoenix Suns due to a bruised right hand and will have more tests on the injury when the team returns to Los Angeles on Saturday.

The oft-injured Gallinari was hurt Thursday against Golden State.

An X-ray after the game came back negative, but Gallinari said there was still swelling and pain a day later.

"The first X-ray says nothing is broken," he told reporters. "That's a good thing. But we're going to do more exam tomorrow when we come back to L.A. I'm going to see the hand doctor. I'm going to do everything.

"It got worse last night. It's just bad. This morning I was trying to brush my teeth and I couldn't. That's where I'm at right now."