"That's the plan," Griffin said Friday. "I don't know what game from here on out. It's safe to stay [Saturday's] not an option, but I wouldn't rule anything else out."
The Clippers play home games against the
Griffin said he had resumed some basketball activities for the first time Thursday and did not feel any soreness Friday, which would allow him to take the next step in his recovery. His shooting coach and trainer were both at the team's training facility.
"As long as there's no soreness, you kind of keep going," Griffin said. "If there's not, you take a step back."
Griffin said his quadriceps started bothering him during the Clippers' game against the Indiana Pacers on Dec. 2, but he kept playing until the discomfort became unbearable against the Lakers on Christmas.
"I'd been used to playing with it hurting," Griffin said when asked how he persevered against the Lakers. "I just kind of kept going, but I wasn't able to really push off or do what I wanted to."
Griffin said his tendon was torn less than the 50% threshold that would have required surgery. His next doctor's appointment is Tuesday.
The Clippers have won all nine games in Griffin's absence and beat the Heat without Griffin and Jordan, which Griffin called "the biggest win we might've had all year."
Griffin pinpointed a few reasons for the Clippers' success without him.
"The second unit has been unbelievable," he said. "The way they're playing, they've been a huge, huge reason for our success. They've been extending leads, they've been great."
Griffin said he did not know or care whether his absence had hurt him in All-Star fan voting. He was fifth with 396,630 votes in the latest frontcourt figures released Thursday, trailing the Lakers' Kobe Bryant (1,533,432), Oklahoma City's
Clippers point guard Chris Paul remained third among guards with 410,284 votes, behind Golden State's Stephen Curry (1,206,467) and Oklahoma City's
The top three frontcourt players and top two guards in fan voting will be the starters in the All-Star game Feb. 14 in Toronto.
Clippers Coach Doc Rivers received the
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