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Clippers' Blake Griffin responds to hits with intensified play
Clippers' Blake Griffin responds to hits with intensified play

You can smack him in the nose, strike him in the groin, bang him on the arm. Blake Griffin will then proceed to bring his own brand of hurt. The Clippers forward who has absorbed more blows than Donald Sterling's reputation will fight back with a vengeance fiercer than any clenched fist. He drives for spinning layups, leaps for ferocious dunks and elevates for banked-in jump shots, crushing his opponents' spirit in a way that no roguish response to bodily harm ever could. Griffin's courageous composure symbolized the Clippers' stunning comeback victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday in Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinals. Game 5 is Tuesday at Chesapeake Energy Arena...

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