Clippers' Blake Griffin: Sitting out for rest Tuesday

Griffin will be held out of Tuesday's game against the Nets for rest, Rowan Kavner of reports.

Tuesday will mark the first game Griffin will sit out this season, but coach Doc Rivers wants to keep his big man as fresh as possible with a deep playoff run in mind for later this season, so we could see this happen a couple more times in the coming few months. He's expected to be back in the starting lineup on Thursday, but in his absence, Paul Pierce is expected to draw the start. Along with Pierce, guys like Marreese Speights and Brandon Bass could see additional minutes at power forward as well.

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