With the playoffs fast approaching, the Clippers need all their horses if they are to make a long run. One of them – guard J.J. Redick – recently returned after missing two months with a bulging disc in his back.
Redick scored 12 points in Thursday’s loss to Dallas at Staples Center. He made 3 of 10 shots from the field. He scored 15 points in Sunday’s victory over the Lakers on 7 of 11 shooting. Best of all, he reported no setbacks.
“He looked good,” coach Doc Rivers said. “He’s still going a little too fast, tried to do too much a couple of times and turned the ball over. But other than that, he’s getting better.
“I think each time he plays, it’s good.”
Now if the Clippers (55-23) can only get Jamal Crawford (calf strain) back in the fold.
Next up, Oklahoma City on Wednesday at Staples Center. The Clippers are now only one game back of the Thunder in fight for the No. 2 spot in the Western Conference standings. But OKC (55-21) has six games left, the Clippers just four.