DeAndre Jordan (ankle) listed as questionable Saturday in Los Angeles

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Blake Griffin has said little about longtime lob partner Chris Paul's departure from the LA Clippers this past summer, but now he is finally sharing some of his thoughts on the matter. "Everybody is pitching in and everybody is playing hard".

They are one game below.500 and could reach that point with a win over the Kings on Saturday afternoon at Staples Center. The teams meet for the final time Saturday, so the Kings better figure out something to slow the Clippers down.

But the Clippers are still standing tall.

It's one thing for star players to beat you, but to give up big numbers to stars while also allowing lesser-known players to shine is tough to overcome. "Everybody is just ready for that next-man-up mentality".

Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin (32, right) congratulates guard Lou Williams (23) for scoring his 50th game point during the fourth quarter against the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena.

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The Sacramento Kings return home for just a single game against the LA Clippers.

While getting a plate of food together after the game at Golden1 Center, Jordan and Griffin had this amusing banter when the 6-foot-11 center was asked about playing in the next game. "I figured (Koufos) was going to look to pass it".

"I don't talk about internal team things while I'm getting food in the food line", Griffin cracked, laughing along with Jordan.

Blake Griffin was asked how he's taking DeAndre Jordan's pending free agency.

"This is his second time being in this situation", said Griffin. Since then, close attention has been paid to the All-Star's path through the concussion protocol and, with a nationally televised rematch against Golden State looming on Wednesday, some optimism had appeared that Griffin could return under those bright lights. LA has won the previous two meetings.

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