Could Injuries Cost Clippers Series?
The Los Angeles Clippers came face-to-face with their worst-case scenario on Wednesday night, and it sent shivers up and down their bench.
“It felt how the Bulls probably felt when [Derrick Rose] went down,” Clippers guard Randy Foye said after the Clippers’ 92-80 Game 5 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies. “Because if someone jumps and comes down like that and you see them tugging at their knee, that’s not a good sign.”
That someone was Blake Griffin, who was lying beneath Los Angeles’ basket, gripping his left knee.
Events had already turned ugly for the Clippers. They trailed 75-58 with 1:31 remaining in the third quarter and had converted one field goal in the preceding six minutes. In that same span, the team had been hit with a barrage of technical fouls, four in all.