Since Blake Griffin was sidelined Feb. 8, J.J. Redick has stepped up in a major way.
In the Clippers' 14 games without their superstar power forward, Redick has averaged 18.5 points, a steep increase from the 14.4 points he was averaging before Griffin went out.
Redick had 25 points in the Clippers' most recent win, a 120-108 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday. He had 26 points in the game before that, an 89-76 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday.
The Clippers' sharp shooter is averaging a career-high 15.3 points this season on a career-high 46.5% shooting from the field. He's also averaging a career-high 42.7% from beyond the three-point line.
The Clippers have won nine of their games without Griffin, who had surgery Feb. 9 to remove a staph infection from his right elbow.
Redick has scored 20 or more points in five of those 14 games, helping the Clippers fill the 22.5-point hole left by Griffin's absence.