Clippers’ Patrick Beverley out Tuesday, likely to miss a ‘few games’ due to wrist injury

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Saturday in Utah, Patrick Beverley drove the lane, was challenged by Rudy Gobert, and both men went crashing to the floor — on that landing, Beverley hurt his wrist. He came out, X-rays were negative, and he later returned to the game and tried to play through it.

That injury has Beverley officially out for a game in Sacramento on Tuesday. However, he’s going to miss more than that with a sprained wrist, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Beverley is expected to miss only a short time, but in a tight West — where 2.5 games separate the two and six seeds — every game matters.

Beverley is the tone-setter and one of the emotional leaders of the Clippers, and they have outscored opponents by 2.8 points per 100 possessions when he is on the court this season.

Without him expect more Lou Williams, more Landry Shammet, and maybe some Terance Mann in the rotation.