Found May 15, 2012 on Crossover Chronicles:
The headline pretty much ended any possible suspense, but it appears Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin's knee hasn't healed much since he injured it during Game Five of the first round of the playoffs versus the Nuggets.  Still, he says he's ready to go for Game One against the San Antonio Spurs and is operating between 75 and 80 percent.  Initially you'd probably say that's more good news than bad news, but then there's this comment Clippers' head coach Vinny Del Negro gave the Associated Press and others. "Del Negro said Griffin's injury is the kind that might sideline him for a week if this were the regular season. Del Negro said a decision on Griffin won't be made until Tuesday." This doesn't bode well for the Clippers facing a well rested Spurs team. Having a less-than-healthy Griffin will only take away from exploiting the Spurs lack of athletic bigs. Tim Duncan, Tiago Splitter, Boris Diaw and the rest of the Spurs&...

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Blake Griffin woke up Monday with his sprained left knee not feeling worse, but not really much better. Rest is the only remedy, a luxury the Los Angeles Clippers don't have, and doctors guess he might miss two weeks if this were the regular season. Griffin? He says he will play in Game 1 on Tuesday night against the San Antonio Spurs. Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro is making...

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