According a report from ESPN.com Tuesday afternoon, Blake Griffin will miss the rest of the postseason after suffering a quad injury in the 4th quarter of the Clippers 98-84 Game 4 loss to the Blazers.
Blake Griffin is out for the rest of the playoffs with a left quad injury. https://t.co/ycbuEkT5sD
— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) April 26, 2016
This news also came with the final confirmation that floor general and spiritual leader Chris Paul’s postseason is also done after breaking his hand in the 3rd quarter of Monday night’s game.
BREAKING: CP3 (broken hand) had surgery and is out indefinitely. Blake Griffin (quad) is out for the playoffs. pic.twitter.com/UsbWV83L2V
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 26, 2016
The last 24 hours or so have been a real doozy in Clipper land.
Live look in at Clippers fans right now: pic.twitter.com/9OSpy87Dwk
— Sheila Mikailli (@SheilaMikailli) April 26, 2016
First the Clippers received the news that they may have the opportunity to play the Warriors without Steph Curry in the 2nd round of the postseason which would give them a legitimate shot to make their first ever western conference finals as a franchise.
Then Monday night happened and their two stars are now out for the remainder of the postseason, it just goes to show how fleeting everything can be in professional sports.
One of the most exciting days for the Clippers in the 2015-16 season turned to one of its most heartbreaking in its history.
Count April 26, 2016 as another sad day in the sad history of a Los Angeles Clippers franchise that seems doomed for eternity.