Blake Griffin’s game 2 performance goes to show you what a player could when he isn’t forced to sit with foul trouble.
This was the best performance of Griffin’s season. It wasn’t his highest scoring output of the season nor did it feature his biggest highlights of the season, but in a game where everything was on the line, Griffin controlled everything and the rest of the Clippers followed in his lead, producing the biggest blowout in Clippers playoff history.
With 35 points, Griffin eclipsed his previous playoff career-high of 30 points which occurred against the Memphis Grizzlies in 2011. Griffin also tied his own playoff record for most field-goal attempts made (13) and shot his highest field-goal percentage (.765).
Oddly enough, Griffin has upped the expectations for his play going forward as fans and analysts will expect him to keep up this kind of play throughout the remainder of the playoffs. This is the kind of play people have expected from the fourth year power forward and he’s finally living up to it, so they’ll want more and more of it as the playoffs continues.
Enjoy the highlights.