Saturday night’s competition presented the Clippers with a litmus test of sorts.
They were playing their fifth game of the week and were facing the mighty San Antonio Spurs on the road at the AT&T Center. They were finishing the five games in seven nights by playing back-to-back games, as were the Spurs.
But this test of endurance and mental fortitude was not an issue for Blake Griffin, who looked as fresh and strong-willed as ever in powering the Clippers to a 116-92 victory over the Spurs.
Griffin seemed to toy with the Spurs, taking his time, looking totally under control in scoring 28 points. He didn’t play in the fourth quarter, and did the bulk of his damage in...