Jordan Hamilton starts for injured Matt Barnes on Monday night in Minnesota

Jordan Hamilton

Jordan Hamilton/Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Clippers,


Clippers coach Doc Rivers on Monday night at Minnesota started recently signed Jordan Hamilton in place of Matt Barnes, who sustained a hamstring injury in Sunday’s 96-86 victory at Chicago.

Hamilton, on a 10-day contract, scored five points on 2 of 3 shooting while playing nine minutes of the first quarter, after which the Clippers led the T’Wolves 36-23.

Chris Paul led the Clippers (39-21) with 10 points in the quarter.

Kevin Garnett and Gorqui Dieng scored six points apiece for Minnesota (13-45).

Barnes was in street clothes. He could be back Wednesday when the Clippers play host to Portland.