As a result, he played only 20 minutes in Game 5 against the Memphis Grizzlies and scored only four points. He did get five rebounds and five assists though.
Griffin is a game time decision for tonight’s Game 6, and the whole Los Angeles Clippers team is feeling the loss. Chris Paul articulated it, saying:
"It's tough. It's tough. B.G. tried to give it a go, like we all knew he would. Right now, we're fighting for our lives. It's a tough blow, but what can you do? We've got to find a way to get through it and figure it out. That's what the playoffs are all about.”
The Grizzlies have no sympathy for them though, nor should they. Zach Randolph talked about the injury stating:
"Banged up? I'm banged up. You forgot about my ankle? Banged up. My ankle is as big as a balloon. Talk to the trainers. I'm getting treatment every day. It's the playoffs. Last year when I played in the playoffs, I wasn't 100 percent, but I was out there, so I had to be 100 percent. It's the playoffs. It's a big-boy game."
Hey, you can’t argue with that. But can someone get Randolph some gold stars anyway? It sounds like he needs a little recognition.
Hopefully Griffin plays and heals quickly. He’s exciting and good for the game, not to mention a crucial part of the Clippers offense.