Tuesday March 3rd, 2015

Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin could be ready to return to action this weekend after missing the past three weeks following elbow surgery.

Griffin has not played since Feb. 6, missing the past 10 games and the All-Star Game after he had surgery to address a staph infection in his right elbow. Los Angeles has won seven of the 10 games in Griffin’s absence.

Clippers coach Doc Rivers was asked if Griffin could make his return to the lineup Sunday against the Golden State Warriors.

“I guess it's possible, yeah,"  Rivers said to the Los Angeles Times.

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Rivers said that Griffin was going "full-tilt" in his workouts but said that the team’s medical staff would need to clear him before he returns to action.

Griffin is averaging a team-leading 22.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 5.1 assists in 51 games this season for the Clippers, who have won three games in a row.

The Clippers (40-21) are currently fifth in the Western Conference, half a game behind the Portland Trail Blazers for fourth place and half a game ahead of the Dallas Mavericks.

- Scooby Axson

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