The Spurs apparently have been shut out of one of the two remaining Christmas Day games still to be set in the five-game NBA extravaganza to kick off the season.
Citing league sources, the Contra Costa Times is reporting that for one of the featured games on opening day.
Griffin is one of the brightest young stars in the league and Golden State coach Mark Jackson, a former ABC/ESPN analyst, will be making his coaching debut in the game.
Because it will be played on the West Coast, the Golden State-Clippers game would be the last game played.
Games already set for telecast on that date include Chicago-Los Angeles Lakers, Miami-Dallas and New York-Boston.
The other Dec. 25 game will be released Friday when the league provides its 2011-12 schedule.