Emeka Okafor out vs. Clippers
Okafor has been sidelined by a strained left oblique muscle which has now forced him to miss 10 straight games. Okafor was hoping to return to action following the All-Star break and has practiced this week, but Hornets coach Monty Williams says he's not yet ready to return.
Okafor, who has averaged 11.1 points and 10.1 rebounds in 49 games this season, remains day-to-day and could return when New Orleans plays at Minnesota on Friday night.
Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press
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