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Clippers' Blake Griffin appears to be on track for return from surgery

Clippers' Blake Griffin appears to be on track for return from surgery

Clippers forward Blake Griffin has started to increase his workload as he prepares to return from right-knee surgery.

Before the Clippers played the Lakers on Saturday afternoon at Staples Center, Griffin participated in sprinting and shooting drills that took him all around the court.

The Clippers said Griffin has had three of these workouts since starting them Thursday.

After Griffin had his procedure on Dec. 20, the Clippers said Griffin was expected to return at the end of January.

Johnson improving

Brice Johnson took a pass and easily rose up for a two-handed dunk, hanging on the rim for emphasis.

Johnson has been out the...

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