Blake Griffin drops 47 and 14 on PacersPosted by Inside Hoops
Frank Burlison of the Los Angeles Daily News reports:
Griffin scored a career-high 47 points in just 36 minutes as the Clippers held off the Pacers 114-107 in front of 15,863 on Monday at Staples Center that seemed almost sluggish before Griffin began unleashing his ever-expanding scoring repertoire.
Griffin was whistled for charging into the Pacers’ Tyler Hansbrough just 44 seconds after the opening tip.
That proved to be one of the few times something good didn’t happen for coach Vinny Del Negro’s team when the ball was in Griffin’s hands.
Griffin, who grabbed 14 rebounds for his 27 th consecutive double-double, hit a 10-foot jump hook on the Clippers’ next possession and he was off and running - even if, at least until the fourth quarter, his team wasn’t.
In just eight minutes and 10 seconds on the floor, he went 5 of 7 from the field and made each of his three free throws for 13 points in a first quarter that ended with the Pacers ahead 31-26, largely because of former UCLA guard Darren Collison’s 17 points.