Blake Griffin PF LAC 5 Months

Blake Griffin had his first double-double of the playoffs with 24 points, 17 rebounds, a steal and two blocks on 10-of-20 shooting in Tuesday's controversial Game 5 loss to the Thunder.

Griffin hit 4-of-5 free throws, but the one he missed, his last of the night, proved to be very costly, as the Clippers lost by one point after the Thunder went on a 17-3 run to finish out the game. There were missed calls, controversial calls, and instant replay controversy, but the bottom line is the Clippers had the game in hand and didn't finish the deal. Chris Paul fouled Russell Westbrook on a 3-pointer that resulted in three free points for OKC, and also had two crucial late turnovers, one of which he called the dumbest play of his career, finishing with 17 points and 14 assists. Jamal Crawford had 19 points and several ill-advised late shots, and Matt Barnes and J.J. Redick each scored 16 points in the loss. Game 6 is in L.A. on Thursday. See you there.

Blake Griffin PF LAC 5 Months

The Clippers have been out-rebounded in all three games by an average of 14.3, while giving up an average of 11.1 offensive rebounds per game, and that will simply not cut it.

"I think with the exception of the first game, the last two games we haven't been very good," Blake Griffin said. "I thought they kind of got everything they wanted the last two games. They got to the rim. They got easy buckets. They got threes. They got everything. So we've got to be better." The Clippers will need to play with a sense of urgency if they hope to even out the series for Sunday's Game 4 in Los Angeles.

Blake Griffin PF LAC 5 Months

Blake Griffin scored 34 points on 13-of-22 shooting (8-of-9 FTs) with eight rebounds, four assists, one steal and three blocks in the Clippers' 118-112 Game 3 loss to the Thunder on Friday.

Griffin played very well and showed off his trademark athleticism at times, but it hasn't been enough to take over the game playing across from the Thunder's big guns. Chris Paul scored 21 points with 16 assists and the same held true for him, as Russell Westbrook controlled the pace and went toe-to-toe with the Point God all night. Jamal Crawford scored 20 points but needed 18 shots to do it, and his defense was once again a big problem down the stretch. The Clippers will try to right the ship in Game 4 on Sunday.

Blake Griffin PF LAC 6 Months

Blake Griffin scored 23 points during Monday's Game 1 win over the Thunder, adding five boards, five assists and one turnover in 31 minutes.

The Clippers didn't get much out of their frontcourt with DeAndre Jordan posting just seven points and five boards while Griffin shot just 7-of-16 from the field. They also lost the rebounding battle 47-31 and became just the ninth team since 1986 to score more than 120 points while grabbing less than 32 rebounds in a playoff game. Obviously, none of this mattered with Chris Paul turning in one of the best games of these playoffs.

Blake Griffin PF LAC 6 Months

Blake Griffin fouled out in 40 minutes during Game 6's loss to the Warriors on Thursday, finishing with 17 points, nine boards, five assists and one block.

He shot just 8-of-24 from the field and Draymond Green was outstanding on defense. Griffin wasn't nearly as aggressive in getting to the rim and it led to just 24 points in the paint tonight. The Clippers only had six points in the paint in the first half and never really got into a rhythm, making just 36.4 percent from the field. Griffin should have a better showing in Game 7 on Saturday.

Blake Griffin PF LAC 6 Months

Blake Griffin scored a game-high 32 points during Thursday's 98-96 win over the Warriors to go with eight boards, three assists, two steals and one block in 44 minutes.

He shot just 2-of-9 from the line and the Clippers made just 10-of-23 as a team, but that was really their only major negative. Interestingly, they shot better from the field at 46.5 percent than they did at the line at 43.5 percent. Griffin has almost been unstoppable and became the first Clipper since Elton Brand in 2006 to score 30 points in back-to-back games.

Blake Griffin PF LAC 6 Months

Blake Griffin was unstoppable against the Warriors on Monday during Game 2's 138-98 win over the Warriors, making 13-of-17 from the field for 35 points, six boards, one assist and two steals.

He shot 9-of-10 from the line in his highest scoring output of his career. It's also worth mentioning Griffin didn't commit a single foul, which was an issue in Game 1 due to fouling out in 19 minutes. The Clippers were outstanding as a team at the line, making 32-of-35 while also burying 12-of-25 from deep. They'll be carrying some momentum to Golden State in this 1-1 series.

Blake Griffin PF LAC 6 Months

Blake Griffin fouled out in 19 minutes during Saturday's loss to the Warriors.

He finished with 16 points, three rebounds, three assists and one block but his absence down the stretch proved critical in the Clippers' four-point defeat. A few of his fouls were very questionable, and if nothing else he'll be rested and out for vengeance during Monday's Game 2 rematch.

Blake Griffin PF LAC 6 Months

Blake Griffin served his one-game suspension in Wednesday's finale and should be ready to go in Round 1 of the playoffs against the Warriors.

Chris Paul took Wednesday off as well, along with J.J. Redick. All three players should be back in the starting lineup for Round 1 against the Warriors, although Redick is still not quite at 100 percent after a back injury.

Blake Griffin PF LAC 6 Months

Blake Griffin and J.J. Redick will not travel to Portland for Wednesday's game against the Blazers.

Well, that solves that. We knew Redick wouldn't play and Griffin is facing a suspension for picking up his 16th technical, so the move isn't all that surprising. Glen Davis and Darren Collison look like the best bets for success in their absence in Wednesday's finale. This also raises questions about how many minutes guys like Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan will play, but at least they're going to travel.