Pablo Prigioni suffers facial contusion in win over Magic
Los Angeles Clippers backup point guard Pablo Prigioni suffered a facial contusion in the team's 107-93 victory over the Orlando Magic, according to Clippers.com writer Rowan Kavner:
Prigioni sustained the injury at the end of the third quarter, falling to the ground and clutching his face, and did not return.
It's unclear who exactly caused Prigioni's contusion, but Dan Woike of the Orange County Register reports he ran into either Jamal Crawford or Magic guard Victor Oladipo:
Collided with either Oladipo or Jamal on a screen https://t.co/1nVhQjid00— Dan Woike (@DanWoikeSports) February 6, 2016
According to Clippers head coach Doc Rivers, though, the injury isn't too serious:
The injury could be problematic if Prigioni has to miss any time, as the Clippers are already playing without backup guard Austin Rivers, who has a bruised left hand, meaning that either Jamal Crawford or Lance Stephenson would have to play out of position and shift over to point guard.
Prigioni is averaging 2.1 points, 1.8 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game this season, and has provided the Clippers' second unit with some guidance offensively, as well as his normal pesky defense.
Jovan Buha covers the NBA for FOX Sports. Follow him on Twitter: @jovanbuha.