Griffin Out For Rest Of Playoffs With Toe Injury – The LA Clippers once again will be tasked with winning in the postseason without Blake Griffin. Less than 12 hours after rallying for a crucial first-round victory over the Utah Jazz, the Clippers announced Saturday morning that Griffin will miss the remainder of the postseason because of a toe injury. Griffin suffered an injury to the plantar plate of his right big toe in the first half Friday and did not return to the game. The five-time All-Star forward will visit a foot and ankle specialist when the Clippers return to Los Angeles.
Westbrook Fined $15K For Postgame Profanity – Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook has been fined $15,000 for using inappropriate language during a postgame interview, the NBA announced Friday. Westbrook used a profanity when asked about his 51-point, 10-rebound, 13-assist line after the Thunder’s Game 2 loss to the Houston Rockets on Wednesday. “I don’t give a f— about my line,” Westbrook said postgame. “We lost.” Westbrook made the comment during a news conference that was televised live by multiple outlets.