A sprained big left toe sidelined Clippers guard Mo Williams for 11 games, and it didn't seem like the team missed him.
With Williams out, the Clippers reeled off nine wins, keeping pace in the Pacific Division and in the race for home-court advantage. But with Williams back on the court Thursday night in Minnesota, the Clippers looked as strong as ever.
"The team was in a great rhythm so I was a little concerned because I didn't want to mess up the rhythm," Williams said. "The team was playing well so I just stepped right in and did whatever I could."
In a 13-point win over the Timberwolves on Thursday, Williams shot over 50 percent from the field in 20 minutes off the bench, scoring 14 points.
"Mo knows how to play. He's a veteran guy, and (he knows how) to score the ball," coach Vinny Del Negro said. "He's a threat out there, which opens up stuff inside for us."
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