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Blake Griffin to return from 15-game absence Sunday against Rockets

Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin


Some good news for the Clippers: after a 15-game absence, Blake Griffin will be in the lineup without a minutes limit on Sunday afternoon when they host the Rockets.

Blake Griffin is playing today. No minutes limit, Doc Rivers says

— J.A. Adande (@jadande) March 15, 2015

Griffin underwent surgery on February 9 to remove a staph infection in his right elbow and has missed the Clippers’ last 15 games recovering. The Clippers have gone 9-6 without him and currently sit at 42-24, fifth place in the Western Conference.

It’s a good sign that Griffin will have no limitations in his return. That means the recovery from staph infections, which can be tricky, went through without a hitch. And that the Clippers will have to play Spencer Hawes, Hedo Turkolgu and Glen Davis fewer minutes.