Fear of MCL sprain, tests coming Tuesday

  • Fear of MCL sprain, tests coming Tuesday

Fear of MCL sprain, tests coming Tuesday

Rivers joined the tug-of-war a second too late, stepped on Griffin's foot and then fell onto his knee.

"That was just gutty", Rivers said about finishing off the victory without Griffin. "We just kind of beat ourselves". Despite scoring 115 points, the Lakers lost to the Clippers. Williams had a season-high 42 points, 14 in the decisive fourth quarter.

With Beverley already out for the season, can the Clippers realistically rally from their hole and reach the postseason? Williams hit a 3-pointer and got fouled on another attempt, making three free throws, before Griffin's one-handed baseline jam.

Since the Lakers have been much better defensively this season, the game against the Clippers could have just been an off night for them.

The Los Angeles Clippers received some good news regarding Blake Griffin's status on Tuesday.

Los Angeles forward Blake Griffin has been diagnosed with a sprained MCL in his left knee and is expected to miss some time, NBA Insider David Aldridge reported.

"The referees acknowledged he got hit", Williams said. It was Caldwell Pope's third consecutive game with 20 or more points. Now, he's about to miss eight weeks.

Ball finished with three points on 1 of 7 shooting for the Lakers, who were coming off a four-day break after dropping six of nine games. He had seven points and two assists in 16:11. "Once Blake went down, we understood the next guy had to step in with (a few) minutes to go, and we were able to buckle down and finish it".

Kuzma is back on the Lakers bench with the return of Larry Nance Jr.

After starting the 2017-18 season a surprising 4-0 without All-Star guard Chris Paul, traded to the Houston Rockets over the summer, LA is now 8-11 and a half-game out of a playoff spot.