Austin Rivers

Five takeaways from the Clippers' 104-101 loss to the Timberwolves

Five takeaways from the Clippers' 104-101 loss to the Timberwolves

A huge game by Clippers center DeAndre Jordan, who scored a career-high 29 points and grabbed 16 rebounds, couldn’t offset a monster game by Minnesota center Karl-Anthony Towns, who scored 27 of his 37 points in the second half, and the Clippers had their seven-game winning streak snapped.

Here are five things we learned from their 104-101 loss to the Timberwolves on Thursday night:

1. Blake Griffin could be back as soon as next week. The power forward, sidelined since he had surgery on his right knee on Dec. 20, underwent stress tests and sprinted on the court at full speed at Thursday morning’s shoot-around.

Coach Doc Rivers said Griffin, who averaged a...

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