Blake Griffin has a toe injury and is out in Game 3 vs. Jazz

Blake Griffin will not return to Game 3 of the Jazz-Clippers series with a bruised right toe, the Clippers announced on Friday. Griffin headed back to the locker room after apparently sustaining the injury on this play.

Griffin missed 18 games in the middle of the season after undergoing a minor arthroscopic knee surgery, finishing with 61 games played. It’s the third straight season he has played fewer than 70 games, suiting up for only 35 last year and 67 in the 2014-15 season.

It wasn’t just Griffin dealing with injuries this season, with Chris Paul missing time as well. The injuries knocked the Clippers to the No. 4 seed, and they headed into Game 3 tied 1-1 against a Utah Jazz team that’s missing Rudy Gobert with a knee injury.

Griffin had 11 points on 5-of-9 shooting before he exited the game, and his Cheap NFL Jerseys absence Baseball Jerseys dissipates the big man advantage that Los Angeles had over Utah.

Until then, they’ll continue beating teams in every other way.

So, yes, Adam Eaton is likely out for the season, which is a brutal blow for a team that was chugging along so well and just traded top prospects to get him. This is still the best team in baseball, though, if we’re assuming that even half of the above stories are more than April mirages. We knew the pitching was going to be elite. We knew the lineup would score enough runs to make them the favorites.

Pretty sure none of us saw this coming, though. There aren’t too many teams that could lose an all-star outfielder and still have the best team in baseball. You can argue the Cubs are better, and I’m not going to stop you. For me, though, it’s the Nationals. What a terrifying collection of baseball men.