Clippers’ Mason Plumlee tended to with finger disfigurement vs. Suns
Apr 16, 2023, 6:41 PM | Updated: Apr 17, 2023, 12:51 am
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Los Angeles Clippers center Mason Plumlee had his hand tended to during the second quarter of Game 1 against the Phoenix Suns at Footprint Center on Sunday.
Plumlee came off the floor with his right pinky finger apparently dislocated at the 7:46 mark of the period and he did not re-enter in the opening half.
Mason Plumlee’s pinky. 😳 pic.twitter.com/8W9ix0OzTM
— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) April 17, 2023
Clippers forward Nico Batum’s reaction said a lot.
Plumlee’s finger must not look too good. pic.twitter.com/TjC4lJgUtD
— Wildes (@kevinwildes) April 17, 2023
Plumlee did not go to the locker room but had his hand covered with a towel while a trainer worked on it.
He came back in during the second half with his finger taped up. .
Plumlee is L.A.’s primary backup big man to Ivica Zubac, and his unit produced against the Suns.
The center was a +8 in seven minutes with three rebounds and an alley-oop dunk.
The Clippers took a 59-54 lead into halftime after Phoenix won the second quarter, 36-29.
Catch the second half on 98.7, the Arizona Sports app and ArizonaSports.com.