Zach Randolph on Blake Griffin's ankle: Playoffs 'big-boy game'

Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sport

From ESPN:

Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph expressed no sympathy on Thursday for the condition of Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin.

Asked how Griffin's high right ankle sprain injury might affect the matchup of power forwards when the two teams meet on Friday for Game 6 of their first-round series, Randolph was dismissive, reminding reporters that he was nursing his own injuries.

"Banged up?" Randolph said. "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."

Zach, Zach...

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," Randolph said. "It's the playoffs. It's a big-boy game.

But Mike Conley has more class...

Teams do put you in more schemes, more pick-and-rolls, try to wear you down a little bit more knowing that you're banged up here and there, but [the Clippers] have played through injuries just like any other team has played through injuries," Conley said. "[Griffin] is a great player. He's a fighter. I expect him to be Blake Griffin, and I'm not going to treat him any differently because he's capable of putting up big numbers and big nights. We just have to hope it's not tomorrow."

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