After the Clippers beat Brooklyn on Saturday night at Staples Center, DeAndre Jordan found himself in the middle of a fairly large media scrum.
Jordan had just played his best game in months, scoring 13 points on 6-of-6 shooting. He pulled down 12 rebounds, including five on the offensive end. He blocked three shots and altered a handful of others. And, he played 35 minutes and 6 seconds, the third-longest stint for him this season.

After questions about his offseason work on offense and the Clippers' fourth-quarter comeback, Jordan was asked a question he knew he couldn't answer: "Do you feel like if you get this kind of opportunity to play these kinds of minutes that you can be this productive on a consistent basis?"
"Do I feel that way?" he said. Then, silence, as he picked his words, doing his best not to get into trouble.
"I don't know, man," Jordan said. "I hope so."
Jordan didn't want to use the stage to complain about a lack of minutes or about how he's usually blocking the fans' views from the bench more than he's blocking shots in the fourth quarter.
Instead, he took the high road.
"Everybody wants to be out there for 48 minutes. That doesn't happen," Jordan said. "A lot of the times when you're not out there, you're pissed. But, you keep cheering on your teammates and hope you get a win."
Jordan knows match-ups and his poor free-throw shooting will keep him off the court at times, but as the Clippers push for the playoffs, his teammates want him operating at a high level.
In Jordan's 10 double-doubles this season, the Clippers are 7-3.