The Clippers’ trade of Blake Griffin one year ago came months after the star forward was sold in free agency, in a pitch complete with a mock jersey retirement ceremony, on becoming a “Clipper for life.” As Griffin prepares to face the Clippers on Saturday at Staples Center for the first time since being dealt to Detroit, his former coach, Doc Rivers, believes Griffin will eventually receive the honor, this time for real. It follows comments by Rivers earlier this season that DeAndre Jordan, Griffin’s “Lob City” running mate before leaving for Dallas last summer, also is deserving of a retired jersey.
March 18, 2019 | 9:33 pm EDT Update
James Edwards III: Blake Griffin-less #Pistons fall to the Kevin Love-less #Cavs, 126-119. Detroit is 0-3 in games in which Griffin has missed with rest. Pistons move to 36-34 on season and begin a West Coast excursion on Thursday, starting in Phoenix.
March 18, 2019 | 9:24 pm EDT Update
Eddie Sefko: Dirk Nowitzki hecks out at 7:23, hugs Rick Carlisle and high-fives pretty much anybody within his long arm’s reach. Mission accomplished by moving up to No. 6 on the all-time scoring list.