So they weren’t the most spectacular dunks we’ve seen from Blake Griffin this season, but they were highlights from his 23rd straight double-double performance that led to the Clippers to a 105-91 win over the Golden State Warriors
Here’s Blake’s alley-oop from Baron Davis that was simply that, an alley-oop with a simple two handed finish:
The biggest highlight from last night had to be Blake skying for his 10th rebound of the night:
Wow. Just wow.
Last but not least, his put-back dunk in transition can be seen in this video of last night’s game highlights at the 2:20 mark.
More important to note though is Baron Davis’ INSANE decision to throw the oop to Eric Gordon at the 0:33 mark!!! Blake was right there and calling for it! Instead we got a boring Gordon lay-up in place of what was sure to be a thunderous throwdown from Blake.
“The best part about all of it is we’ve played consistently and played well during this stretch,” Griffin said. “It’s changed from the beginning of the season, where it seemed like we were losing every night for a different reason. Now we’re winning a different way every time. It’s a great feeling.”
Griffin talking about their recent stretch of good play in which the Clippers are 7-3 in their last 10 games since December 17th, good for second in the West in that time.
ClipperBlog – Charlie Widdoes:
In achieving his 12th consecutive 20-10 game, we saw again just how overpowering Grffin can be on a basketball court. It’s not simply that he produced another nice scoring and rebounding total, because, let’s be honest, he is a terrible mismatch for David Lee and the Warriors and we would expect him to dominate. But the way he makes the game so much easier for his teammates is what should truly inspire hope for sustained team success. His presence allows shooters to have space along the perimeter and opens up lanes to penetrate because defenders can’t afford to help off of him.
Clips Nation – Steve Perrin:
[Blake] was 9 for 11 from the line, which was nice to see. He looks more comfortable at the stripe to me right now, and I wouldn’t be surprised if he shoots around 70% the rest of the season. He also almost single handedly got the Warriors bigs into foul trouble. In addition to Lee fouling out, Andres Biedrins was also disqualified with six fouls, and Dorell Wright and Vladimir Radmanovic each picked up 5.
ESPN Los Angeles – Pedro Moura:
Griffin broke the franchise record with his 23rd consecutive double-double Sunday after posting a 23-point, 12-rebound line. It was announced to cheers from the crowd after the final buzzer.