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Blake Griffin suffered an injury in the last 10 seconds of Thursday's game vs. the Mavericks.

He made a move after receiving the ball and just collapsed to the ground. Griffin stayed down for about 30 seconds, then walked to the bench under his own power. He just missed Monday's game due to back spasms from Saturday and that is likely the culprit here.

Blake Griffin PF LAC 18 Days

Blake Griffin said after Friday's game that he still has "tightness" in his back, but otherwise he's not concerned about the injury.

Blake looked fine while scoring 23 points in 34 minutes vs. the Suns, and he should be ready to go vs. the Mavericks on Thursday. He did say that he'll be cautious about the injury over L.A.'s final six games of the regular season, so it's possible that he'll sit out a game as a precaution at some point -- the Clippers' final two games are played back-to-back on April 15/16, which makes a likely target for Doc Rivers to rest his key players.

Blake Griffin PF LAC 18 Days

Blake Griffin (back spasms) played 34 minutes in his return to the lineup on Wednesday, scoring 23 points with six boards, three assists, one steal and three turnovers.

He didn't look like a guy who was lying on the ground in pain on Saturday night due to back spasms. Griffin was active on offense and the Clippers were able to get a big win tonight. He is built like a tank and is one of the most durable players in the NBA with just three DNPs since his NBA debut in 2010.

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Blake Griffin (back spasms) will start against the Suns on Wednesday night.

The Clippers took it right up until tip for the second consecutive game and Blake should be good to go after missing Monday. Jared Dudley will likely move back to the bench while Matt Barnes will log most of his minutes at small forward. Griffin and Barnes should be in all lineups tonight.

Blake Griffin PF LAC 18 Days

Coach Doc Rivers said he still isn't sure if Blake Griffin (back) is going to play in Wednesday's game against the Suns.

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Blake Griffin (lower back spasms) is doubtful to play in Wednesday's road game vs. the Suns.

The Clippers play back-to-back games on Wednesday and Thursday, followed by a game vs. the Lakers on Sunday, so Griffin could still appear in two games this week. He missed his first game of the season on Monday and his injury couldn't have come at a worse time for fantasy owners struggling to win in the playoffs. Owners should check back after Wednesday's shootaround to confirm his status -- if he can't play, Jared Dudley will likely earn another start with Matt Barnes also taking on a bigger role.

Blake Griffin PF LAC 20 Days

Blake Griffin (back spasms) did not come out for warmups on time with his teammates.

This is the latest update we have here and it suggests he's not playing tonight. We'll post any other info as it becomes available.

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Blake Griffin (back spasms) is still a game-time call to face the Wolves on Monday.

The news on his status should hit any minute now and we'll post it as soon as it's available. If he cannot go, Matt Barnes should benefit the most and has already put up top-30 value this month in standard leagues. Griffin is a 50/50 call. Stay tuned.

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Blake Griffin (back, hip) went through shootaround on Monday and he's "50-50" to play vs. the Timberwolves, according to Doc Rivers.

This is an upgrade from Sunday, when he was considered doubtful to play, so there's still a chance that Blake will avoid his first DNP of the season. The Clippers have clinched a playoff berth but they're still fighting for position with teams like the Thunder and Rockets, which should strengthen his case to play if he gets medical clearance.

Blake Griffin PF LAC 21 Days

Doc Rivers suggested that Blake Griffin's lower back spasms were triggered by a pre-existing hip injury, and Griffin is considered doubtful to play on Monday.

"They were telling me [Friday] that it had nothing to do with the back," Rivers said. "Whatever was going on before is what triggered the back injury." This helps explain Griffin's injury, but it won't help owners feel better if his first DNP comes in the heart of fantasy playoffs. Assuming Blake does sit out, the Clippers could turn to Glen Davis and Ryan Hollins at PF or (as they did on Friday) simply go small with more minutes for Matt Barnes, Jared Dudley, Jamal Crawford and Willie Green. In all likelihood, Barnes and Dudley would emerge as the biggest beneficiaries while guys like Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan get a few extra touches.