Added Griffin, laughing: "I didn't want to waste time."
He didn't on Tuesday and neither did the Clippers.
NOTES: It's been a struggle all year for the Clippers to field a complete team, and that continued Tuesday as they played Charlotte without Crawford and Bledsoe. Crawford's fiancée gave birth to a baby girl Monday and he was given the night off against the Bobcats. Crawford is expected to join the team on their upcoming three-game road trip. Bledsoe suffered a slight left calf injury two games ago against San Antonio, played through it in a win over Utah on Saturday, but experienced tightness Monday and was held out against Charlotte. He is listed as day to day. ... One of the challenges facing the Bobcats is getting guard Kemba Walker to be more vocally assertive. It's simply not in his nature to be verbally forceful, but for Charlotte and Walker to take that next step, he needs to be. "What we try to say is, for two-and-a-half hours he has to be somebody he's not with his voice. And I think there's a buy in to that the last few weeks and for us that's good," Bobcats coach Mike Dunlap said. "In order for him to punch in to be a top 15 guard in this league that piece has to happen for him. He can't hide behind the fact he's a little more bashful."