The Clippers Without Griffin

Blake With A Jumper Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports
Blake With A Jumper
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       The Los Angeles Clippers are in the midst of playoff positioning, and without the services of All-Star power forward, Blake Griffin, for at least three more games is going to cost Doc Rivers' squad spots in the post season. It doesn't help the Clippers are coming off four consecutive losses, three of which were with Blake, and all of which, were quite embarrassing. 

      Now, like no other, is time for others to step up, namely Chris Paul and Spencer Hawes. Paul has the opportunity to cement himself as the league's best point guard, while Hawes has often been referred to as the worst signing of the 2014 summer, and a starting opportunity can help sway that opinion differential. 

     The test starts Monday night as they head off to Dallas and face the 5th seeded Mavericks, before hosting Houston on Wednesday night prior to the All-Star Break.