The Clippers' two stars are both a little bit banged up for Friday's Game 6, and it was announced they'd be game-time decisions. Marc Stein tweeted the news:
Clippers announce that Blake Griffin (sprained left knee) andChris Paul (strained right hip) are game-time decisions for Game 6 vs. Grizz
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) May 11, 2012
Ramona Shelburne from ESPN Los Angeles gave additional news:
Spoke with Vinny Del Negro a little while ago. Said CP3 and Blake had been getting treatment all day. Both very sore/stiff. Will try to play
— ramonashelburne (@ramonashelburne) May 11, 2012
You have to imagine that the Clippers won't go to war with a potential series-ending victory on the line without their two best players. After all, they are coached by Vinny Del Negro, who is a noted bad decision enthusiast, and continued to play a gimpy Paul in Game 5. And the alternatives are bleak: major minutes for a talented defender and questionable shooter in Eric Bledsoe and a starting spot for Reggie Evans, who has been a revelation off the bench, but whose energy might be needed to anchor the squad's second unit.