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In Saturday night's game at Memphis, Green suffered a gash on his forehead that required eight stitches. He was seen shooting before practice when the media were allowed into the facility.
"He's good," Rivers said. "He's cleared."
Griffin hasn't played since he partially tore his quad against the Lakers on Christmas.
Rivers said the team has been encouraged by Griffin's progress.
"He's been working more," Rivers said. "Looks better. We're hoping sooner [rather] than later. There's no date, but he does look better."
Rivers said he was "confident" Griffin would play before the playoffs start on the weekend of April 16 and 17.
"I can't say that with 100% certainty, but I do feel like he'll be back," Rivers said. "Just not sure when."
Even when Griffin is cleared to play, he'll have to serve a four-game suspension for punching Clippers assistant equipment manager Matias Testi in January.
Griffin broke his right hand in that fight.
Rivers said there was "no concern" that Griffin could miss the rest of the season.
"I don't think that's going to happen. I think he'll be back, hopefully sooner than later. But not this week," Rivers said.
Meanwhile, the Clippers are in a rut, having lost four of their last five games. They lost their last two games on the road to Memphis and New Orleans, teams that were severely short-handed because of injuries.
"Our last couple of games, we should have won,"
The Clippers have played the Warriors tough this season, losing all three games by a combined 14 points.
"We're a different team right now. They're a different team right now. It's the end of the season," Pierce said. "Just because you play somebody close don't mean you're going to play them close again."
Clippers assigned guard C.J. Wilcox to the
CLIPPERS AT GOLDEN STATE
Where: Oracle Arena.
On the air: TV: Prime Ticket, ESPN, ESPND; Radio: 570.
Records: Clippers 43-26; Warriors 63-7.
Record vs. Warriors: 0-3.
Update: Stephen Curry has struggled in his last two games, making just 28.6% (10 for 35) of his field-goal attempts and 14.3% (three for 21) of his three-point shots. Warriors center