Doc Rivers says there is no new news on Blake Griffin's return

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The playoffs are fast approaching and teams throughout the NBA are getting prepared for postseason action. 

The Los Angeles Clippers are going through a tough run of form at the moment as the loss of Blake Griffin has finally taken its toll on the franchise. 

They have lost seven of their past 11 games - including three of the previous four - and are praying for one of their star players to make a return to action. 

Following their win over the Portland Trail Blazers, coach Doc Rivers was asked whether there had been any further advancement in his recovery. However, it was not the news Clippers fans would have been hoping for. 

As per the L.A. Times, Rivers said: "Huh, no. He's just trying to get back. We're not trying to hold, like, dark secrets. Blake is cleared with his hand. Now we've got to get his leg right. He's getting closer. That's what I keep hearing. But until he's out on the floor, we won't know anything."

Griffin has recovered from his hand problem, but it is his leg - which was the original reason behind his layoff - that is taking some time to recover. 

He sat out his 41st straight game as a J.J. Redick buzzer beater saw off the Blazers and has not played since a Christmas Day win over the L.A. Lakers. 

The forward will have to serve a four-game suspension when he is finally cleared for action so they will be hoping his comeback begins before the playoffs. 

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