The Clippers deserve some rest and relaxation the way they have been playing of late. Ahead of Monday’s 10-point loss at Denver, they had won 11 consecutive games, a streak that started with a 125-117 victory at Oklahoma City on Feb. 23.
The Clippers have Tuesday and Wednesday completely off, return to practice Thursday morning but don’t play another game until Saturday when they host Detroit at 7:30 p.m. (on Prime Ticket)
Forward Blake Griffin, for one, is stoked about the break that comes with 13 games left in the regular season.
“I’m looking forward to (the time off), for sure,” Griffin told Clippers.com reporter Eric Patten. “Especially with all the guys we have banged up, getting guys healthy and getting D.C. back and hopefully Jamal and J.J. making improvements. The four days will definitely give us some much-needed rest.”
Clippers guards Darren Collision, Jamal Crawford and J.J. Redick are all injured or sick. Redick has missed about six weeks with a bulging disc in his back, Collison has missed the past two games with a stomach virus and Crawford has not played in eight of the past nine games because of a strained left calf.