Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin expected to be back in Clippers' lineup by Tuesday

Blake Griffin expected to be back in Clippers' lineup by Tuesday

Each step Blake Griffin has taken recently from a right knee injury has been positive.

Griffin has increased his workouts over the last several days to the point that he and the Clippers see the power forward playing before this three-game trip is over.

He didn’t play Saturday night against the Denver Nuggets and probably won’t play at Atlanta on Monday. But the Clippers do see Griffin playing in his first game since Dec. 18  by Tuesday at Philadelphia.

“It’s as close as I can be, I think,” Griffin said Saturday in his first interview since he had the procedure on his knee to remove loose bodies on Dec. 20. “It was good to get...

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