Blake Griffin injury: Clippers star playing through ankle sprain vs.Grizzlies


After a scare in practice, the Clippers' high-flying All-Star will give it a go in Game 5.

Los Angeles Clippers star forward Blake Griffin suffered what was labeled a bad ankle sprain at a team practice and is playing through pain in Game 5 against the Memphis Grizzlies.

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According to ESPN's Marc Stein, Griffin sustained the injury at Clippers' practice and will see how he gets through the game as the night wears on. Griffin was in head coach Vinny Del Negro's starting lineup.

Griffin will try to help the Clips maintain the team's home-court advantage, as the series is currently tied, 2-2. Thus far in the playoffs, he is averaging 19.2 points and 7.3 rebounds per contest. The third-year pro, who relies largely on athleticism and explosiveness, will likely struggle if the ankle gives him significant trouble.

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