Across the locker room,
Griffin, Paul and their teammates all were weary from having played three games in four days and they all were looking to the four-day break before they play another game Saturday against Detroit.
"It's crazy," Griffin said. "It seems like we play every other day and then we get four days off. It'd seem like they could spread it around. But we'll take it."
Next to Paul was
Green started at shooting guard because
Collison had been starting because
"I haven't heard one guy complain about, 'We haven't had this guy. We don't have this guy, this guy,'" Griffin said. "It doesn't really matter. We honestly and genuinely believe that when we go out, we've got a chance to win no matter who's playing. That's a big mental step for us."
The Clippers have played nine games during the first 17 days this month, every one without a completely healthy team.
They didn't practice Tuesday and won't practice Wednesday.
But when they get back to work Thursday and Friday, the hope is that Crawford and perhaps even Redick can join the team.
"I'm looking forward to that time off for sure, especially with all the guys we have banged up," Griffin said. "We need to get guys healthy, getting DC back hopefully, Jamal and J.J. Four days is good. We need the rest."
Even Clippers Coach
The Clippers had their 11-game winning streak snapped against the
"I thought the only thing that was good was we found a lot of ways to win with a lot of guys out," Rivers said. "You may have to have a playoff game like that. You never know. Overall, I was just happy with how tough we were mentally and that we were not going to use excuses and we just got to keep playing."