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The center was off to a hot start with eight points and seven rebounds in just 11 minutes before exiting.
Jordan has been arguably the NBA‘s most durable player over the past six years, appearing in a full 66 games during the lockout-shortened 2011-12 campaign before notching playing time in all 82 games during the 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons.
All told, Jordan hasn’t missed more than five games in a season since 2009-10.
“[Former NBA head coach] Hubie Brown’s favorite saying is, ‘The No. 1 ability is availability,’ and DJ is the king of it,” Clippers head coach Doc Rivers said, per the Los Angeles Times‘ Ben Bolch.
The league leader in field-goal percentage five seasons running, Jordan is currently averaging 11.9 points, 15.1 rebounds and 1.0 blocks on 65.7 percent shooting as a rim-running wrecking ball in Rivers’ offense.
If the Clippers can’t roll Jordan out alongside Blake Griffin, Willie Reed will likely slide into the starting spot at center.