AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Clippers guard Cuttino Mobley missed Los Angeles' game at Detroit on Friday night because of a hip injury.

Mobley, a starter in the Clippers' first four games, scored two points in less than six minutes of Wednesday's win at Indiana before leaving with a strained adductor muscle and is expected to miss at least a week. He's averaging 18.3 points and 3.8 rebounds.

Quinton Ross started for Mobley and forward Josh Powell, inactive the last two games, took Mobley's spot on the active roster Friday.

Forward Corey Maggette, listed as questionable after aggravating a bruised tailbone against the Pacers, started against the Pistons.

KNICKS' JAMES TO HAVE FOOT SURGERY: Knicks reserve center Jerome James will have surgery on his right foot Monday and be out indefinitely.

The oft-injured James hasn't played this season or during the exhibition season because of knee and foot pain. The surgery was decided upon after James had a bone scan, ultrasound, X-ray and MRI this week.

He will have a cyst and a small bone spur removed from the top of the foot.

The 7-foot-1 James has been a huge disappointment since signing a five-year, $30 million contract in the summer of 2005. He appeared in just 41 games last season, averaging 1.9 points, after playing in just 45 in 2005-06.

The Knicks acquired Eddy Curry shortly after signing James, immediately making James a backup.

"When we got Eddy Curry, that really changed everything," Knicks coach Isiah Thomas said. "The injuries for him, that's part of the game, I feel bad that he's been injured. That's how it goes sometimes in this league. Injuries are part of the game."