New Orleans Hornets Coach Monty Williams said he doesn't foresee injured starting center Emeka Okafor playing tonight against the Los Angeles Clippers.

Okafor, who has missed the past nine games with a sprained left oblique muscle, had practiced the past two days, including going through contact drills on Tuesday.

"We'd love for him to play, but he doesn't feel comfortable and we just have to wait until he does,'' Williams said.