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

USA TODAY Sports

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.

For more on this story, visit Clips Nation

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.

More from SB Nation:

The meaning of Jason Collins' coming out

The best GIFs from Monday's playoff action

Steph Curry can thank Denver's defense

Supercut: Kobe Bryant is very, very sad

Sacramento's successful blueprint to keeping Kings

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.