Clippers’ Jeff Green: We know it’s going to take time for Blake Griffin to get his rhythm back

Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin/Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Clippers


It was another rusty performance for Blake Griffin on Tuesday night at Staples Center. He scored just four points on 1 of 5 shooting and grabbed three rebounds, doled out three assists and committed four turnovers in the Clippers’ 103-81 victory over the Lakers.

In two games back, Griffin is 3 of 12 from the field. He shot 2 of 7 in Sunday’s 114-109 victory over the Washington Wizards.

Griffin only played 16 minutes and 48 seconds. Tuesday because none of the starters played during the fourth quarter of this one-sided victory. That was of no help; he played 24 1/2 minutes Sunday.

Teammate Jeff Green, who scored 21 points Tuesday, was asked post-game to talk about the team trying to adjust to Griffin’s re-entry.

“I think first and foremost, we are just going off Blake’s vibes,” Green said. “Going off hos his body is reacting to the minutes and just going from there. We know it is going to take time for him to get his rhythm and his basketball legs up under him. So we are just going from his word of mouth and we are going to take it from there.”