Reporting from Dallas —
A few weeks without leading scorer Eric Gordon must mean a bigger need for more from Blake Griffin.
Uh, not exactly.
"I don't know if we can go to Blake much more than we do already," Clippers Coach Vinny Del Negro said Tuesday.
It's going to take a collective effort, and then some. The loss of Gordon looms large and cast a shadow over an already troubled Clippers season. The shooting guard could be out until after the All-Star break because of an injured wrist.
Not only is it sprained but there is an issue of a small bone chip fracture.
Rookie point guard Eric Bledsoe spoke about the loss of Gordon and what it meant to Griffin.
"He helps Blake out," Bledsoe said. "So we just need somebody to help Blake out. I think somebody will step up. I think it will probably be Baron [Davis] or somebody off the bench."