Clippers' Griffin to miss rest of playoffs

Ross Houston
April 24, 2017

Griffin suffered the injury on a drive to the basket late in the first half of the Clippers' 111-106 victory on Friday night and he did not return to the game.

Griffin will be re-examined when the Clippers return to Los Angeles, where he'll be seen by foot and ankle specialist Dr. Richard Ferkel. Meanwhile, Blake Griffin will miss the rest of the season in a major blow for a Clippers team that now faces playoff drama for the fifth consecutive year.

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Can the Utah Jazz take advantage of a short-handed Los Angeles Clippers team when the two meet tonight in Game 4 of their series at 9PM ET?

The Utah Jazz didn't have Gordon Hayward for much of Sunday's Game 4 due to food poisoning. Utah is in must-win mode going into Sunday's home game.

The Jazz survived the loss of Rudy Gobert in Game 1. Griffin averaged 21.6 points on 49.3 percent shooting, 8.1 rebounds and 4.9 assists in 61 games this season, and he's averaged over 20 points per game in six of his seven National Basketball Association seasons.

Griffin, 28, was the Clippers' leading scorer and second-leading rebounder this season, averaging 21.6 points, 8.1 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game.

The Clippers are by no means improved, at least not talent-wise, with Griffin gone, yet they have the means to survive in the first round.

"So we've got to take all that into account and just make sure we're ready out of the gate. He had IVs and whatever kind of anti-nausea stuff they were giving him to try to get him in a better place", Snyder said. Los Angeles has won 60 percent or more of their regular season games each season since Paul's arrival and has had reason to believe they could make some serious noise in the playoffs.

"Coach Kerr has made us fully aware of our Game 3 record in the past three years", Matt Barnes said after practice Friday. Utah has allowed 48.7 rebounds per game in three games against Los Angeles.

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“The game plan will obviously be a little different, but weve still got to come prepared to play, ” Jazz forward Joe Johnson said.

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