Former Oklahoma Sooner basketball great Blake Griffin recorded another double-double and kept his record alive by scoring 28 points and snagging 13 rebounds, but it was not enough to get a win against the Golden State Warriors on Friday night in Oakland, California.
Griffin and the Clippers (13-25) played seemingly uninspired basketball for their first-year coach Vinny Negro in lieu of a recent three-game winning streak, and saw that winning-streak come to an end.
Monta Ellis scored 30 points and added six assists to help the Warriors (16-23) pull away in the final four minutes for a 122-112 victory.
Blake Griffin kept his record streak alive by scoring double-digits in both the points and rebounding categories. It was his 25th-straight in those particular categories as he continued to add to an incredible body of work in his first full-season of playing basketball in the NBA.
What made it even more incredible was that it was Griffin’s 14th straight game of scoring least 20 points and snagging at least ten rebounds in the same game.
Stephen Curry backed-up Monta Ellis’ game-high point production, and combined with four other Warrior players to score in double figures and it was far too much for the Los Angeles Clippers to overcome.
Dorell Wright scored 11 points, David Lee added 19, and bench players Reggie Williams and Vladimir Radmanovic came into the game to contribute 16 and 13 point efforts, to add the Warrior balanced scoring onslaught against the Clippers.
Baron Davis came back home to the Bay Area and to the team that traded him to the Clippers. Davis turned in a seemingly unmotivated performance compared to how well he had recently been playing.
The Warriors double and even triple-teamed Blake Griffin to stifle the Clippers’ rookie and enable the Warriors to win. Blake and his teammates take on the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday as the visiting team in the same arena (Staples Center) that they share with their cross-town rival.
The game was played before a crowd of 19,273 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California and it was obvious that most fans were on hand to see one of the NBA’s most prolific and emerging superstars (Blake Griffin).
Blake Griffin did not disappoint them once again as he produced an array of dazzling off-balanced shots and electrifying slam dunks that made the highlight real on all of the major sports networks that cover the NBA.
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