Griffin's absence is a huge blow to Los Angeles. He said Griffin will be further evaluated Tuesday and that the Clippers were hoping for the best.
"It didn't look good, obviously", Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers told media. "We just kind of beat ourselves". A grim-faced Griffin dressed and left the locker room without speaking to reporters.
The Los Angeles Clippers star player Blake Griffin on Monday, November 27th, suffered a horrifying knee injury during a National Basketball Association regular-season game against the Lakers. If the Clippers fall out of the playoff race without Griffin, the front office will have hard decisions to make.
"Lonzo was just trying to make a play, but he went in and usually when you go in like that (makes grabbing motion) with that arm, but I think Lonzo knocked somebody into Blake and that was like a trigger effect". Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball scored just three points, going 1-for-7 from the field and 1-for-6 from 3-point range. Both teams call the Staples Center home. They lost their starting point guard, Milos Teodosic, to a left foot injury during the third game of the season. It's not graphic, but it is uncomfortable looking, so you might want to skip this video if you're squeamish to these sorts of things.
Lakers: F Larry Nance Jr. returned after missing 11 straight games with a broken bone in his left hand. Now, he's about to miss eight weeks.
The Clippers are only a half game back of the Utah Jazz, who now hold the No. 8 seed.
Griffin led the Clippers with 11 rebounds, while DeAndre Jordan had nine. He's on pace to be among the league leaders again this season as he's shooting at a 66.1-percent clip while averaging 10 points and 13.7 rebounds per game.
This is an absolutely crushing blow for a Clippers team that is already dealing with a plethora of injuries this season. Griffin had missed 18 regular-season games after knee surgery. "What can you say?"