The Los Angeles Clippers are looking to finish off the Portland Trailblazers in the first round of the NBA playoffs and possibly take advantage of the Golden State Warriors being without defending MVP Steph Curry. However, they will be without star players Blake Griffin and Chris Paul for the foreseeable future.
It was reported Tuesday afternoon that Griffin would miss the rest of the playoffs with the left quad tendon injury that has bothered him for most of the year. Paul is out indefinitely after having surgery on his shooting hand.
The Clippers are currently tied with the Trailblazers at two games apiece. Without Blake Griffin and Chris Paul, it should be pretty tough for them to advance in the playoffs.
Griffin has led the team with 8.5 rebounds per game this year, while Paul has been the leader for the team all year. Paul has averaged 19.5 points and 10 assists per game.
The Clippers and Trailblazers continue their series Wednesday night at 10 p.m. EST on NBATV.
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