All-Star forward Blake Griffin will be sidelined at least two weeks because of a partially torn left quadriceps tendon, the Clippers announced Saturday.
Griffin was injured at an unspecified time in the Clippers’ 94-84 victory Friday over the Lakers. An MRI exam on Saturday revealed the injury.
Griffin is averaging 23.2 points, 8.7 rebounds and five assists for the Clippers (17-13), who broke a three-game losing streak Friday.
If Griffin misses only two weeks, he’ll have sat out seven games.
The Clippers haven’t shown much depth this season, and their reserves gave up most of a 28-point lead the team held going into the fourth quarter against the Lakers.
Griffin’s injury could mean more time for Josh Smith, who did not get off the bench against the Lakers.
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