Way back in August, when the NBA first released its 82-game schedules, Clippers Coach Doc Rivers and his assistants and the personnel in charge of biometrics had already decided to rest some of their players during the season.
For Blake Griffin, that moment came Tuesday night, when Rivers gave the forward the night off as the team played the Brooklyn Nets.
Griffin said the Clippers showed him all the science on why he should sit out the game. So he decided not to argue when he talked to the group Monday afternoon in Rivers’ hotel room.
“After a little bit, I just said, ‘If this is what you think is best for the team,’ I’m going to do...