The Orange County Register reports that Blake Griffin‘s MRI reveals a moderate ankle sprain.
This screams good news for the Los Angeles Clippers as they are fighting for they’re currently fighting for their playoff lives heading into a game 6 in Memphis. And last game showed us what everyone already knew: they can’t defeat a full-strength Memphis Grizzlies team without Blake Griffin at least 85 percent or higher health-wise.
He’s currently day-to-day heading according to reports so it’ll be interesting to see how effective he is in game 6. The offense will be there for Griffin. Defense will be the real issue especially with Zach Randolph partying like it’s 2011 again and Marc Gasol taking over games in the second half. A healthy Blake isn’t an all-pro defender, but with no lateral quickness he become a liability on the floor meaning DeAndre Jordan, Ronny Turiaf or Ryan Hollins get more time on the floor. It becomes a domino effect because the three aforementioned players bring nothing to the game offensively. That leads to Vinny Del Negro having to go small which then turns into a defensive issue.
Game 6 is on Friday, so there’s time for Blake to get his ankle in the best shape possible because the season is on the line and they’ll need him for as many minutes as possible to force a game 7.