According to Brad Turner of the LA Times, Blake Griffin won’t play tonight in Atlanta, but will return to the Clippers’ lineup tomorrow night in Philadelphia.
Doc Rivers says Blake Griffin not playing tonight. BG supposed to play at Philly tomorrow— Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) January 23, 2017
Blake was officially listed as “doubtful” instead of “out” for tonight’s game in Atlanta, but it always seemed unlikely that he’d play in tonight’s game. Even if he had returned last week against the Timberwolves or Nuggets, I don’t think the Clippers would have played him in both games of this back-to-back. It makes sense to give him one extra day to recover and bring him back tomorrow against the Sixers.
Even if tonight’s game is as brutal as Saturday’s was, at least there’s a light at the end of the tunnel: tomorrow, Blake Griffin returns.