Glen Davis energizes Clippers with sandwich talk against Nuggets

Glen Davis energizes Clippers with sandwich talk against Nuggets
Clippers forward Glen Davis reacts during the team's victory over the Denver Nuggets at Staples Center on Monday. (Stephen Dunn / Getty Images)

Glen "Big Baby" Davis is a character.

Every time he was subbed into Monday's game against the Denver Nuggets, he infused Staples Center with  energy, raising his hands, making faces and running after the ball.

He finished with eight points and five rebounds in 10 minutes, 20 seconds in the Clippers' 102-98 win, but his teammates say his contribution goes way beyond the stat line.

"His energy can lift up the whole building," Jamal Crawford said.

Davis had two rebounds at the top of the fourth quarter that put the Clippers' bench and the crowd on their feet. Apparently when he went back to the bench, he continued to keep his teammates on their toes.

"There are some games where his energy is so high like that, that sometimes I don't know what he's talking about," Blake Griffin said. "But it doesn't matter, it's the spirit."

When a reporter asked Griffin what Davis said, Griffin laughed.

"He came over the bench and started talking about a sausage pepper sandwich or something like that," Griffin said.

"He was like, 'I don't want no mayonnaise, just meat and bread.' I was like, 'All right, let's get him some sausage sandwich.' It doesn't matter what he's saying, it's that energy and the way he's playing."

Davis, a 289-pound power forward, is averaging 3.7 points and two rebounds in 10.6 minutes.

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