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Clippers Vs. Nuggets: Blake Griffin Out Tonight, Resting Ankle

Since the Denver Nuggets will tonight be without their best player, Carmelo Anthony, who is resting this weekend, it's only fair that the Los Angeles Clippers sit their best player for tonight's preseason encounter at Staples Center. Power forward Blake Griffin is out of tonight's lineup, per Lisa Dillman of the Los Angeles Times:

Blake Griffin tweaked ankle on Sat. Out today.

Griffin put up his third straight double-double last night against Utah, with 17 points and 14 rebounds. Griffin has at least 14 rebounds in each of his last three games,and is averaging 12.3 rebounds per game this preseason.

After today, the Clippers have just one preseason game left, Tuesday at home against the Sacramento Kings. They then have seven days off before opening their regular season on October 27 against the Portland Trailblazers.

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