Clippers' Patrick Beverley Out Indefinitely After Right Knee Surgery

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Behind unlikeliest heroes, Wesley Johnson and Austin Rivers, the Clippers win in Atlanta 116-103

Los Angeles Clippers point guard Patrick Beverley underwent surgery on his right knee Wednesday, according to multiple reports. He was sidelined for five games because of knee soreness, but returned to the lineup to play 22 minutes against the Knicks.

The microfracture recovery process is expected to take nine months, leaving Beverley with the expectation of a full recovery to return next season. The absence of Beverley, who L.A. acquired in the trade that sent Paul to the Rockets, isn't helping.

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The Clippers have won only once since their buzzer-beating victory over Portland on October 29 that started their season 4-0.

This is definitely bad news for a Clippers team that has lost nine consecutive games and finds itself among the bottom rung in the Western Conference.

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The Clippers also have been without point guard Milos Teodosic since he suffered a plantar fascia injury in his left foot in the second game of the season October 21. With Milos Teodosic (foot) still out as well, the Clippers will likely turn back to Sindarius Thornwell in the backcourt alongside Austin Rivers.

Beverley also had six rebounds and two assists.

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