DeAndre Jordan blew up for 16 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks in 36 minutes vs. Memphis, showing no signs of the minor knee injury he suffered on Friday.
Tonight's performance was crucial, as it helped to expand the Clippers' narrow lead over Memphis for the No. 4 seed. Even if you ignore Jordan's 39 percent free throw shooting, however, his role doesn't lend itself to reliable value. He's playing just 24 minutes per game, enough to average a career-high 8.7 points on just 5.9 shot attempts per game, with 7.1 rebounds and 1.3 blocks. Those are low-end numbers which are unlikely to budge until his minutes increase.