LOS ANGELES — The Clippers could be without reigning Sixth Man of the Year Lou Williams for a couple of weeks.
Williams suffered a right hamstring injury during Monday’s win at Phoenix, and Clippers coach Doc Rivers is expecting to be without one of the league’s best scoring subs for the near future.
“My guess, two weeks,” Rivers estimated before the Clippers played the Toronto Raptors. “I don’t know. Honestly. They said it was not a bad hamstring, but I have never heard of a good one. I think when you hurt those things, those are really tough injuries.”
Williams is averaging 17.2 points and 4.5 assists for the Clippers, who have surprised many with their 17-9 start entering Tuesday’s game.
Rivers said there will be no way to compensate for Williams’ instant scoring off the bench.
“No one,” Rivers replied when asked which Clippers sub has to step up with Williams out. “Just go play … You are not going to replace Lou so don’t try. Just don’t try. Just try to score as much as you can, stay aggressive and move the ball more.”