The All-Star power forward has not suffered a setback in his recovery from a quadriceps injury, a team spokesman said, but is still working back into game shape and wants to make sure he is ready before returning.
The Clippers have won 11 of 14 games since Griffin was sidelined the day after Christmas.
"I mean, we're winning games, it's all good and well," Clippers point guard
Griffin is also considered doubtful for the Clippers' game against the Lakers on Friday at Staples Center and there remains no definitive timetable for his return.
If the opponent is elite, the Clippers seem beat.
The Clippers are a combined 0-8 against the top three teams in the Western and Eastern conferences after getting swept in the season series by the
They have also lost twice to the
The Clippers have been close against the best teams in the West, holding a lead in the fourth quarter of each of their four losses. The top East teams have handled the Clippers with a bit more ease.
The Raptors pose matchup problems for the Clippers with their quick guards.
"We've got to figure it out," Paul told reporters Sunday after his team's 112-94 loss to the Raptors, "because hopefully we'll meet them at some point" in the playoffs.
Back to Toronto?
Paul probably hasn't made his final trip to Toronto this season, even if the Clippers don't return for the
He is widely expected to be selected by coaches for the All-Star game Feb. 14 at the
Paul had 23 points and 11 assists against the Raptors, continuing a surge of production in which he has averaged 21.3 points and 11.5 assists while making 48.1% of his shots in his last 10 games.
It's become routine for the Clippers starters to exuberantly cheer from the bench for Pablo Prigioni whenever the reserve guard does something well. It could be a steal, an assist or forcing a jump ball with his effort.
Part of his teammates' enthusiasm comes from Prigioni's having been the ultimate team player.
"The reason people celebrate Pablo is because he hasn't played all season long," guard Austin Rivers said, referring to Prigioni's having only recently become a regular member of the playing rotation. "When Blake gets back and
Prigioni's effect on the second unit could probably be best illustrated by this statistic: When Prigioni's on the court, Rivers has made 35.3% of his three-pointers as opposed to only 22.1% when Prigioni is on the bench. Jamal Crawford has experienced a similar uptick, making 39.6% of his three-pointers while playing alongside Prigioni versus 30% when Prigioni is on the bench.
CLIPPERS AT INDIANA PACERS
When: Tuesday, 4 p.m. PST.
On the air: TV: Prime; Radio: 980, 1330.
Records: Clippers 28-16;
Record vs. Pacers: 0-1.
Update: Indiana has been on a steady decline the last six weeks, going 7-12 to erase most of the gains made by its 16-9 start. The Pacers have lost five of their last six games, including a 108-97 defeat against Sacramento on Saturday. A big part of the problem has been defense; Indiana allowed 113.3 points per game on a recently completed trip, struggling to stop anyone around the basket with center