‘I’m all right,” McGruder said at the team’s Friday shootaround. “Just taking it day by day.”
McGruder said he tweaked the hamstring in the first half of the victory against the Grizzlies and by halftime felt “kind of tight.” His steal and ensuing full-speed leap for a fast-break layup with 6:55 remaining in the third quarter made his discomfort worse. The 6-foot-2 guard left the game, did not return, and there was concern initially.
“I didn’t know what happened, I just felt something not normal,” he said. “It’s a feeling I haven’t felt on the basketball court before.”
Fears of a long-term setback appear not to be the case, however. Asked whether he could miss potentially a week, McGruder said, “hopefully not,” adding he trusted the team’s medical staff to get him back on the court.
The Clippers (14-5) have won seven consecutive games entering Friday’s matchup against the Spurs (6-13), who have lost 10 of their last 11.