But by no means are they taking Griffin's absence for granted, knowing how difficult their task is without their star power forward.
The Clippers won at Salt Lake City on Saturday night and at Washington on Monday night.
Next up, on Wednesday, is a good
"Regardless of when we win, we're trying to pile wins up,"
In Griffin's absence, Paul and DeAndre Jordan have taken on more prominent roles, both aware of how important their leadership is now.
But the Clippers' reserves also have helped make up for Griffin's absence; their bench scored 54 points against the Wizards.
"We figured out how to have kind of a system in how we play," sixth-man
Thinking of threes
Finally, the Clippers were able to use a three-guard alignment with their reserve guards against the Wizards.
But with the younger Rivers returning Monday, Doc Rivers was able to play his son with guards Crawford and Pablo Prigioni.
And it was successful.
"The reason we get away with it is because Austin can guard the one [point guard], two [big guard] or the three [small forward]," Doc Rivers said. "We just put him on them and then we put Pablo on the second-best guy and put Jamal on the third guy. And so it works for us."
When Rivers first used the three-guard lineup in the first quarter against Washington, Crawford replaced guard
Crawford provided the scoring, Rivers the defense and Prigioni ran the offense. They were able to help the Clippers extend their lead up to 15 points in the first quarter.
"It opens the court and gives us so much more space," Crawford said after Monday night's game. "When you do that, you have different guys attacking.… It just opens the whole floor."
CLIPPERS VS CHARLOTTE HORNETS
When: Wednesday, 4 p.m. PST.
Where: Time Warner Cable Arena.
On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 980, 1220.
Records: Clippers 19-13,
Record vs. Hornets (2014-15): 2-0.
Update: Chris Paul will face another young point guard in