In the wake of the Clippers essentially playing without a true point guard, Blake Griffin has taken up the call to become one of team’s primary facilitators.

And Griffin has impressed in this role.

The 6-foot-10, 250-pound Griffin basically is a power forward playing like a point guard for the Clippers.

“There’s times when Blake Griffin is playing a little bit like [Ben] Simmons from Philadelphia, where guards are throwing to him after the guard rebounds and are throwing the ball to him and watch him bring it up,” Sacramento coach Dave Joerger said. “It’s the evolution of the game and the evolution of Blake’s game.”

The Clippers lost point guard Patrick Beverley for the season after he had right knee surgery.

They haven’t had point guard Milos Teodosic since the second game of the season because of plantar fasciitis.