NBA: 3 highest-scoring games of Blake Griffin's career
Blake Griffin was selected by the Los Angeles Clippers with the first overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft. He missed the 2009-10 season due to injury. However, once he made his debut in the league during the 2010-11 season, he put the league on notice with his skill and was even named the Rookie of the Year after averaging 22.5 points, 12.1 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game over his rookie season.
After spending almost eight seasons with the Los Angeles Clippers where he became a 5-time All-Star, he was traded to the Detroit Pistons in a deal which included Tobias Harris, defending-shooting guard Avery Bradley, Boban Marjanovic, and a couple of draft picks for 2018 and 2019.
He is now with the Pistons and is posting big numbers on a regular basis. Let us take a look at three of the highest-scoring games of Blake Griffin's career in the NBA so far.
#3 45 vs Phoenix Suns, December 8, 2014
Stat line: 45 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists and a steal on 58.3 percent shooting
After starting the 2014-15 season with a win-loss record of 7-5, the Los Angeles Clippers went on a seven-game winning streak and were up against the Phoenix Suns at home for a regular season game. Blake Griffin scored 45 points to help LAC to a one-point victory over the Suns.
Griffin shot the ball at 58.3 % from the field, including 2-for-2 from distance. He dominated the defenders in the paint and the Suns had no answer for him that night. Thanks to his dominance, he went to the free-throw line 17 times and converted 15 of those attempts.
The power forward was +13 on the night and also pulled down 8 boards to go along with 2 assists. In the overtime, Griffin drilled the game-winning three-pointer to beat the buzzer and the Clippers won the game, 121-120.