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Clippers' Eric Gordon remains questionable for Saturday's game against Indiana

December 3, 2009 |  1:08 pm

Eric Clippers Coach Mike Dunleavy said after today's practice that the status of Eric Gordon remains questionable for Saturday's game against the Indiana Pacers because of a strained left hamstring that sidelined the guard in Wednesday's 102-85 loss to the Houston Rockets. Gordon had also missed eight consecutive games this season because of a strained groin.

Gordon participated in running drills, but he abstained from any contact drills. He stayed after practice for 20 minutes to work on his shooting.

"I think there is a chance," he said about playing against Indiana. "We’ll see after tomorrow’s practice. If I practice the whole time, then without a doubt I’m playing."

Gordon had just returned last week from his groin injury, but his hamstring tightened up Sunday in the final minutes of a come-from-behind win against the Memphis Grizzlies. The Clippers have missed Gordon's perimeter shooting and play-making abilities as well as his 18.1 points-per-game average.

The Clippers will soon find out if they'll miss his presence again.

"I play hard defensively and offensively, so I need to be real active," Gordon said. "That’s what I need in practice tomorrow."

Look for more coverage later from Clippers practice at latimes.com/sports

-- Mark Medina

Photo: Eric Gordon, center, goes up for a basket against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Nov. 2. Credit: Danny Moloshok / Associated Press

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