DeAndre Jordan had 14 points, 22 rebounds – which tied a franchise playoff record – and five blocked shots in Thursday’s 98-96 Game 3 victory over the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena.
He had zero points, six rebounds and two blocked shots in 25 minutes of a game in which he was in foul trouble in the first half of the Clippers’ 118-97 loss to the Warriors in Game 4 Sunday.
His teammate, Blake Griffin, was asked in the post-game news conference if he believes the surrounding events – owner Donald Sterling’s alleged racist remarks – affected Jordan.
“I really can’t speak on that,” Griffin said. “I don’t know. I couldn’t tell you. Everybody has games that aren’t as good as others. I think, honestly, I think we all really had one of those games tonight. So I can’t really … I couldn’t really tell you.”