Reporting from Indianapolis — The Clippers' free-throw shooting has been horrendous all season, so it really shouldn't have come as a surprise that they maintained their miserable ways from the line against the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night.
The Clippers missed 11 of 20 free throws, shooting 45%. They now are shooting 68.6% from the free-throw line, the second-worst percentage in the NBA.
They have been dragged down by the wickedly bad free-throw shooting by Blake Griffin (54.4%) and DeAndre Jordan (48.1%), two of the worst free-throw shooters on the team.
Griffin was two for seven from the line against the Pacers and decided to joke about it after the game.
"No, I just stopped practicing the other week," Griffin said.
What's not a joking matter is his accuracy from the line.
"Nah, you just keep practicing," Griffin said. "They will fall."
After the interview was over, Griffin turned his back and swore, obviously unhappy at being asked about the subject.
But it is an issue for the Clippers.
"When you're missing as many free throws as we are right now, it makes it tough," Coach Vinny Del Negro said. "We left 11 on the line tonight. It just puts you behind even more. You've got to be sharper in a lot of other areas."