Clippers’ Mason Plumlee tended to with finger disfigurement vs. Suns

Apr 16, 2023, 6:41 PM | Updated: Apr 17, 2023, 12:51 am

Devin Booker #1 of the Phoenix Suns and Mason Plumlee #44 of the LA Clippers dive for a loose ball ...

Devin Booker #1 of the Phoenix Suns and Mason Plumlee #44 of the LA Clippers dive for a loose ball during the second half of the NBA game at Footprint Center on February 16, 2023 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Clippers defeated the Suns 116-107. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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.

Clippers forward Nico Batum’s reaction said a lot.

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


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