Clippers F Griffin's consecutive-starts streak ends

The Sports Xchange
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Forward Blake Griffin's streak of 197 consecutive starts ended Monday night.
The Los Angeles Clippers announced his late scratch from the lineup before a game against the Wizards in Washington because of a left hamstring strain. Griffin played Sunday and had 20 points and 11 rebounds in the Clippers' 106-104 loss to Boston.
Griffin joined a Clippers injury list that includes point guard Chris Paul, who had missed the past eight games with a knee injury. He sat out again Monday night.
The news also comes amid reports that the Clippers are trying to land forward Kevin Garnett in a trade with the Celtics for swingman Caron Butler and guard Eric Bledsoe.
Griffin is averaging 18.5 points, 8.6 rebounds and 3.6 assists in 49 games this season.

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