The Los Angeles Clippers just cannot catch a break. According to ESPN's Marc Stein, Blake Griffin will miss the remainder of the playoffs with a toe injury. Griffin came up hobbling late in the second quarter after finishing a fastbreak layup during Game 3 of the Clippers' first-round series against the Utah Jazz. As Blake made his way to the locker room to undergo further tests, he took out his frustration on a chair.
Without Griffin, the Clippers were able to steal away a road victory on Friday, due in large part to Chris Paul who nearly racked up a triple-double with 34 points, 10 assists, and seven rebounds. While Paul's otherworldly performance was pivotal in Game 3, it's hard to imagine that he can keep up that level of play for the rest of the playoffs without some help on offense from Blake.
Whether it's an unfortunate injury to Griffin or Paul that sidelines them for the rest of the playoffs or an utter collapse, like they had against the Houston Rockets two years ago, one can't help but wonder if the Clippers franchise is cursed. And Twitter sure seems to think that's the case.
It's probably too early to speculate, but have we seen the last of Griffin in a Clippers uniform?