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Griffin had 16 points and 11 rebounds in the loss to the Lakers.

“He’s terrific,” Kobe Bryant said. “I’d like to see him trust his shot more because he’s a good shooter. Just let that ball fly and he’s going to be ever tougher to defend.”

Davis returned last Sunday against Portland after missing 14 games because of a cyst behind his left knee. He came into training camp out of shape and Del Negro is bringing him off the bench until he fully regains his conditioning.

Meanwhile, it’ll be up to the youngsters to scratch out more wins.

“We’re getting better, we’re learning,” Griffin said. “The important thing is to put what we’ve learned to use every game.”