For the Clippers, the playoffs are an endless cavalcade of misfortune, the few fleeting moments of joy interspersed immediately squashed by further misery. Every year we seem to think things will change, and every year we look like giant idiots for ever hoping.
This year it’s once again a season-ending injury to Blake Griffin, the player who singlehandedly changed the direction of this franchise.
Clippers forward Blake Griffin to miss rest of playoffs due to toe injury pic.twitter.com/ariIa2FKFu— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) April 22, 2017
The night after Chris Paul put the team on his back and delivered the Clippers’ biggest road playoff win since 2012, we’re reminded once again that this team can’t have nice things.
Griffin, 28, is likely to exercise his player option and become an unrestricted free agent this summer. It’s unknown how the Clippers will adjust their rotations in his absence, although Marreese Speights and Paul Pierce seem to be the two most likely candidates to take his starting spot