Last night’s game between the Los Angeles Clippers and Milwaukee Bucks was highlighted by the spectacular lob between Jamal Crawford and Blake Griffin. However, Griffin did much more in the game than just finishing at the rim, as he recorded the third triple double of his career.
The athletic power forward scored 23 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists. It was his first triple double since the 2010-11 season.
When Blake came into the league, his talent and physical attributes were undeniable. Despite his spectacular dunks and ability to fill up the highlight reels, his game had a lot of flaws, as he struggled to shoot the ball. Lately he has been connecting on the mid-range jumper when he is open and showed some more versatility last night.
As Griffin continues to evolve as a player, the Clippers should only get better. If he can further develop his shooting stroke and find open guys out of double teams like he did last night, he could become a truly special player.
According to Elias Sports Bureau, Jamal Crawford also recorded a career-high stat. The wingman scored 25 points off the bench, doing so on 11-16 shooting. This was the highest ever shooting percentage in a single game for Crawford, in which he has taken at least 15 shots.
The Clippers are currently third in the Western Conference, 1.5 game behind the Oklahoma City Thunder and 4.5 games behind the San Antonio Spurs.
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