Clippers' Griffin to return on Sunday

Los Angeles, CA ( - Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin is in the lineup on Sunday against the Houston Rockets after missing the previous 15 games with a staph infection.

Griffin underwent surgery on his right elbow in early February and has been sidelined ever since. The Clippers went 9-6 in his absence.

Griffin is averaging a team-high 22.5 points per game and is second on the team in rebounds, averaging 7.5 over 51 games.