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Clippers’ Redick out with back spasms

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Los Angeles Clippers guard J.J. Redick is sidelined indefinitely while recovering from back spasms.

Redick left Monday night’s game against the Brooklyn Nets after four minutes when his back began bothering him.

He initially injured his back on the last play of a game against the Denver Nuggets a week earlier. Redick sat out last Wednesday’s game against the Utah Jazz and returned to start games against the New Orleans Pelicans and the San Antonio Spurs before the back problem flared up against the Nets.

“It’s just spasms,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “I think it’s from that hit (against Denver). He probably shouldn’t have played, who knows, but we’re just going to rest him until he’s right.”

Jamal Crawford is expected to replace Redick in the starting lineup.

Redick is averaging 14.4 points per game and shooting 43.2 percent on 3-pointers this season. He is scheduled to take part in the 3-point shooting contest at the NBA All-Star Game.

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