Blake Griffin scored 23 points in Monday’s victory over Minnesota/Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Clippers, NBA.com
The Clippers had just defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 127-101 on Monday night at Staples Center, when Blake Griffin was asked how vital it was to win the first game back after a seven-game road trip.
Griffin went on to talk about the importance of winning at home, period.
“Well it’s important,” said Griffin, whose team went 6-1 on the road trip. “We have already dropped three games at home, so we obviously need to get off to a better start than that. Throughout this whole beginning stretch of the season, I think the biggest thing for us to do is just relax and stay calm; we are going to be OK, and we are going to win games.
“I’d much rather be playing at our best come March and April stretch than right now. As far as the home-court thing, it has to be a tough place to play and teams have to know when they come in here they are going to be up for a fight.”
Griffin and J.J. Redick each scored 23 points Monday.
The Clippers, 5-3 at home and 12-5 overall, next play host to Orlando on Wednesday night at 7:30 (on Prime Ticket).