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March 16, 2015 Updates
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Jonathan Feigen: Blake Griffin to return today, Doc Rivers said. No minutes limit. Twitter @Jonathan_Feigen

March 14, 2015 Updates

“I’ve always thought, and it’s crazy, I’ve said it before, if you argue that means you’re closer,” Rivers said. “When you don’t argue is when you have separation, and I’ve always thought that. “If there are issues on a team and no one is talking about it — but they know they’re there — then you’re not a very close team. The close teams are the teams that actually get in the arguments and fight and argue it out, because they’re comfortable enough with each other to do it.” Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin is expected to return to the team on Sunday or Tuesday, multiple sources told ESPN.com. Griffin went through a full workout in Los Angeles without any limitations Friday during the Clippers' 129-99 loss to the Mavericks in Dallas. The plan is for him to return Sunday against the Houston Rockets, but there is a chance the Clippers will want to see him go through a practice and a shootaround with the team first, pushing his return to Tuesday against the Hornets. ESPN.com

Rivers would say only that Griffin was "very close" to returning. So close, in fact, that there was an outside shot Griffin was going to fly to Dallas to play in Friday's game despite not traveling with the team on its two-game road trip to Oklahoma City and Dallas. "I think it's possible," Rivers said of Griffin playing Sunday. "I think every day, including today, was in play." ESPN.com

Is there anything Rivers can do to help Hawes 65 games into the season? “No, I just think he’s going to keep getting better,” Rivers said Friday morning, hours before the Clippers would play the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center. “He’s obviously not had the year we’d like, but it’s a long year. It still is a long year. “It doesn’t matter if it’s late in the year. I’ve seen guys have horrible regular seasons and then break out in the playoffs. You don’t know where it’s coming, but we still believe in him just like the other 20 teams that wanted to sign him in the league. It’s there and we have to get it out.” Los Angeles Times

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