Inadvertent elbow leaves Blake Griffin shaking on court with concussion

Thompson guarding a much bigger Dirk Nowitzki

LOS ANGELES - Late in the third quarter Saturday afternoon, with the Warriors well on their way to a 121-105 rout of the Clippers at Staples Center, Darrell Bailey - a Clippers super fan known as "Clipper Darrell" - sprung from his seat.

The Warriors came into this game against the Los Angeles Clippers knowing they might be without Kevin Durant, but quite frankly they were not going to need them.

In the 4 games since his return, Curry has averaged 36 points while shooting 65.6% from the field, 53.8% from 3-point range and 89.6% from the free-throw line.

Blake Griffin took a bit of tumble when he collided with a JaVale McGee elbow to the head on a drive the basket, falling to the floor with what clearly looked like a brain injury.

At one point in the first quarter, Steph Curry was outscoring the Clippers, 17-16. After several minutes, he was escorted back to the locker room and later diagnosed with a concussion.

Griffin had five points and two rebounds before he left after playing 10 minutes. The five-time All-Star missed 14 games already this season because of a sprained MCL.?

It was yet another injury blow for the Clippers, who were missing Austin Rivers with a bruised right heel, Milos Teodosic with a foot injury, Danilo Gallinari and Patrick Beverley - who is out for the year after right knee surgery.

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