Clippers update: Blake Griffin injured


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The monster dunk Blake Griffin threw down late in the third quarter against the Hornets on Friday night had unwelcome repercussions for the rookie -- and, by extension, the Clippers.

He hurt his left knee on the play and his status for the season opener against the Lakers on Tuesday is in question, considered day to day.


Griffin did not practice today, nor did point guard Baron Davis (bruised right foot). Davis is expected to play against the Lakers. Marcus Camby (sprained ankle) did practice and could possibly get some minutes in the opener.

What is ominous for the Clippers is that this was the same knee Griffin hurt several days before training camp. He winced after coming down on the dunk, which came with just under four minutes left in the quarter, and immediately appeared to be in pain but kept on playing.

Griffin had treatment on the knee after practice and will be examined by the team doctor Monday.

‘There is some swelling in there, so we’ll see what happens,’ Clippers Coach Mike Dunleavy said.

-- Lisa Dillman