Another of the wounded is reserve forward Danny Granger, who would miss his fourth game in a row with a bum hamstring. “Yeah, especially with us because it literally is a factor right now,” Rivers said, when asked if getting healthy was one of his concerns as the playoffs near. “We have a lot of guys out. We’re going to play J.J. on a limited basis today. Jamal’s out, I think, for a while and I think Danny’s out for a while.“I’d be surprised if we saw either one of them before the playoffs.”Since Redick has missed the past two months, Rivers said it’s a rather big deal for all concerned that he is getting back in there with the post-season set to begin the third week of this month; the Clippers, 54-22 ahead of Thursday, had just six regular-season games remaining.“I think it’s probably more important to him,” Rivers said at first. “I guess it’s important for me, too. I want to see what he can do. Is he 100 percent? How’s he moving? So I guess it’s important for everyone.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Blake Griffin missed Monday’s game at Minnesota with back spasms, but played 34 minutes Wednesday at Phoenix. Rivers said he didn’t think Griffin looked great, but that Griffin told him he’s fine.Keeping ’em laughingRivers was asked if he coaches this team differently than the veteran Boston Celtics team he left behind as it pertains to minutes played and so forth. His Boston team last season included 17-year player Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, who had 13 years under his belt.“That’s a good question and I don’t know the correct answer,” Rivers said. “It’s funny, I look at this team and they’re so young and they’re all like pissed when you take them out them out of the game no matter at what point.“With that team in Boston, I mean, Kevin (Garnett) would give you a hug when you took him out.”Reporters broke out laughing.“The only guy I watch most, because Chris (Paul), I think can always use rest,” Rivers said. “And Blake. DJ (DeAndre Jordan), I swear, could play 48 minutes a night. He just doesn’t look like he’s ever tired. But he probably needs it, too.”Griffin, Jordan and Paul average 35.8, 35.5 and 35.1 minutes, respectively. Of noteCenter Jordan was shooting 67 percent from the field and averaging 13.8 rebounds – both league-highs – prior to Thursday. Only Wilt Chamberlain and Dwight Howard have finished the season leading in both categories. Howard did it in 2009-10. Chamberlain did it eight times, the last time in 1972-73. @RMoralesPTAs well as things are going for the Clippers, they still have injury issues and that was one of the hot topics ahead of Thursday’s game against the visiting Dallas Mavericks at Staples Center.The good news is guard J.J. Redick was set to come off the bench and play for the first time since Feb. 3 because of a bulging disc in his back. When he’s healthy, he’s a big part of the team as he has averaged 15.7 points when he has played.The bad news is sixth man Jamal Crawford was to miss his third consecutive game with a strained left calf. He had recently missed eight of nine games with the injury, then came back to play five games before going out again. Although the latest injury has been described in reports as his left Achilles, coach Doc Rivers believes the calf is still what is hindering Crawford, who is averaging 18.6 points.