Blake Griffin knows getting all the way back is ‘a trying process’

Clippers welcome Griffin back with 114-109 win over Wizards

Blake Griffin of the Clippers shoots over Washington’s Markieff Morris during Sunday’s 114-109 Clippers victory/AP photo by Mark J. Terrill


The Clippers’ Blake Griffin showed some frustration during Sunday’s 114-109 victory over the Washington Wizards at Staples Center. In his first game back after missing the previous 45, Griffin scored just six points on 2 of 7 shooting. He was obviously dismayed after some of the misses, but he seems to understand everything is not going to come back all at once.

“I was definitely frustrated with myself, even though I know I am not at 100 percent right now,” he said. “It is going to be a trying process, but I am definitely used to that.”

Griffin had not played since Dec. 25. He sustained a partially torn left quad tendon that night playing against the Lakers. It is still torn, but it’s good enough for him to play through the pain. He said Saturday it’s an injury that may have to be addressed in the off-season.

Griffin also had five rebounds and four assists Sunday in 24 1/2 minutes.