Clippers All-Star power forward Blake Griffin said he doesn't like sitting out games.
However, it's an option he had to consider during a recent stretch during which the team played at least every other day from Dec. 5 through New Year's Eve.
"I don't really like sitting out unless you're hurt, especially for me," Griffin said. "This is my fifth year. There are other guys that have a lot more years, a lot more mileage on them, so I didn't want to sit out."
It was an especially demanding stretch for Griffin and center DeAndre Jordan, who logged extra minutes because backup center/forward
Griffin, who is averaging 22.6 points, 7.8 rebounds and five assists a game, said he hasn't earned the right to rest during games -- unlike, he says, veteran stars like Kobe Bryant and