Clippers' Kaman misses Wolves game with sprain

Updated: November 25, 2006, 11:16 PM ET
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS -- Los Angeles center Chris Kaman was deactivated for the Clippers' game against Minnesota on Saturday night because of a sprained left ankle.

Chris Kaman

Kaman, who is averaging 8.2 points and 7.0 rebounds, was injured in practice on Friday. A team spokeswoman said he is listed as day-to-day. The Clippers play at Denver on Sunday.

Aaron Williams started in place of Kaman, who missed all but two games in the preseason with a hamstring injury.

Kaman's absence means the Clippers are without their second-leading rebounder, bad news for a team that has struggled on the boards recently. They have been outrebounded in two straight games, despite Kaman grabbing a combined 24 boards in losses to Seattle and the Lakers.

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