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Sunday, February 9th (All times Eastern)

Philadelphia 76ers (15-36) at Los Angeles Clippers (35-18), 9:30 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Los Angeles Clippers have been counting down the days for the return of Chris Paul and hope their star point guard hits the floor Sunday versus the Philadelphia 76ers.

Paul is expected to be ready for the Sixers and has been sidelined since suffering a Grade 3 AC joint separation in his right shoulder in the Clippers' 119-112 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Jan. 3.

Clippers head coach Doc Rivers said Paul looked great in practice Saturday.

"We plan on playing him," Rivers said.

Rivers added that Paul will need time to get his rhythm back and it could take a few weeks. Either way, Paul is expected to be back versus Philly.

Los Angeles is 12-6 since Paul's injury occurred and 13-6 overall without him this season, so the Clippers have proven they can win if he's out. L.A. is 22-15 with Paul out of the lineup as opposed to 109-59 when he plays, and fellow Clippers star Blake Griffin is looking forward to slamming more lob passes from Paul upon his return.

"You just want to add Chris into the mix with what we've built and take it from there," said Griffin, who's averaging 29.5 points in the last 11 games.

The Clippers were rolling with a 10-2 record from Jan. 6-29, then lost three of the next four games until bouncing back with Friday's 118-105 win over Toronto.

Griffin did more than enough damage with 36 points on 13-of-18 shooting. Jamal Crawford scored 21 points and DeAndre Jordan chipped in 18 and 13 rebounds for Los Angeles, which made 50.7 percent from the field and bounced back from Wednesday's loss to Miami in the opener of a five-game homestand.

"When Blake is playing like that its fun to be around that passion," Crawford said.

The Clippers are 21-4 at home this season and will also entertain Portland and San Antonio. They are 8-1 in the last nine as the host and second in the NBA with 106.4 ppg. In other injury news, Clippers guard J.J. Redick is nearing a return from a back/hip issue and is day-to-day.

"I personally don't expect J.J. tomorrow," Rivers said Saturday. "I know he told me yesterday that he was playing on Sunday but I just saw him walk down the hallway leaving the arena and I don't see him playing tomorrow. That's my opinion."

Philadelphia is mired in a five-game losing streak, which continued with Friday's 112-98 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers at Wells Fargo Center.

Tony Wroten ended with 16 points, while Spencer Hawes and Evan Turner each tallied 15 points, with Hawes also grabbing 11 rebounds. James Anderson and Elliot Williams had 12 and 11 points, respectively, for the Sixers, who are only 3-15 since winning a season-high four in a row from Dec. 29-Jan. 4..

"It appears we play better on the road," Sixers coach Brett Brown said. "Everybody wants to do better in our city, in front of our fans."

The 76ers have lost seven in a row at home, but will now play three straight out west against the Clippers, Golden State Warriors and Utah Jazz. They have a 7-18 record as the guest this season.

Philly lost the first of two meetings with the Clippers this season on Dec. 9 in a 94-83 decision in the City of Brotherly Love. Paul tallied 25 points and 13 assists in that one for Los Angeles and Turner countered with 25 points for the Sixers, losers in four straight and six of eight meetings in this series.

Philadelphia has lost six of nine and 13 of its last 18 at the Clippers.

02/09 10:21:34 ET

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Schedule

Wednesday, April 16Full Scoreboard
Chicago86Final(OT) | Box
Charlotte «91
Indiana «101Final | Box
Orlando86
Washington «118Final | Box
Boston102
Brooklyn85Final | Box
Cleveland «114
Dallas105Final(OT) | Box
Memphis «106
Philadelphia «100Final | Box
Miami87
Atlanta «111Final | Box
Milwaukee103
Utah «136Final(2nd OT) | Box
Minnesota130
Houston100Final | Box
New Orleans «105
Toronto92Final | Box
New York «95
Detroit111Final | Box
Oklahoma City «112
LA Lakers «113Final | Box
San Antonio100
Golden State «116Final | Box
Denver112
LA Clippers104Final | Box
Portland «110
Phoenix «104Final | Box
Sacramento99
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Standings

2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
Final
DUR 6
NOR 9
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR
 
Final
CIN 4
PIT 0
Final
BAL 3
TAM 0
Final
NYY 3
CHC 0
Final
MIL 5
STL 1
Final
ARI 2
NYM 5
Final
PHI 0
ATL 1
Final
NYY 2
CHC 0
Final
DET 2
CLE 3
Final
MIA 3
WAS 6
Final
TEX 3
SEA 2
Final
CWS 4
BOS 6
Final
HOU 4
KAN 6
8:10pm Wednesday
MIN 0
TOR 0
Final
ANA 5
OAK 4
Final
SDP 4
COL 2
Final
SFG 2
LOS 1
1:05pm Today
PHI
ATL
 
1:08pm Today
DET
CLE
 
1:10pm Today
MIN
TOR
 
2:05pm Today
TEX
SEA
 
3:45pm Today
SFG
LOS
 
6:40pm Tonight
SDP
COL
 
7:05pm Tonight
PIT
MIL
 
7:05pm Tonight
WAS
STL
 
7:10pm Tonight
TAM
NYY
 
7:10pm Tonight
MIN
TOR
 
8:10pm Tonight
CWS
BOS
 
8:10pm Tonight
HOU
KAN
 
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
Final
ORL 86
IND 101
Final
MIL 103
ATL 111
Final
CLE 114
BRK 85
Final
MEM 106
DAL 105
Final
OKC 112
DET 111
Final
NOP 105
HOU 100
Final
SAN 100
LAL 113
Final
MIA 87
PHI 100
Final
NYK 95
TOR 92
Final
MIN 130
UTA 136
Final
BOS 102
WAS 118
Final
DEN 112
GSW 116
Final
POR 110
LAC 104
Final
SAC 99
PHO 104
Final
TAM 4
MON 5
Final
PIT 4
CLB 3
Final
ANA 4
DAL 3
7:00pm Tonight
NYR
PHI
8:00pm Tonight
STL
CHI
9:30pm Tonight
COL
MIN
10:30pm Tonight
SJS
LOS
Final
DUR 6
NOR 9
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR