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Blake Griffin's 47 points sets NBA season record

Posted on: January 17, 2011 6:28 pm
Edited on: January 17, 2011 6:34 pm
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Los Angeles Clippers rookie forward Blake Griffin set an NBA season record with 47 points against the Indiana Pacers. Posted by Ben Golliver.

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Blake Griffin left the Los Angeles Lakers fighting mad on Sunday night, but on Monday the Los Angeles Clippers rookie forward rendered the Indiana Pacers utterly defenseless, pouring in an NBA season-high 47 points to go along with 14 rebounds, three assists and a block in 37 minutes.

Griffin shot an astonishing 19-24 from the field and got his buckets in every conceivable fashion, banking in jumpers, bulldozing his way into the paint, showing a soft touch on the glass, making nine of his 11 attempts from the charity stripe and just relentlessly punishing poor Jeff Foster and James Posey, who were powerless to stop his offensive assault.

No player has scored 47 or more points in an NBA regular season game since Vince Carter, then of the Orlando Magic, scored 48 points against the New Orleans Hornets on Feb. 8, 2010. Incredibly, it's the most points scored by a power forward or center dating back to Nov. 5, 2008, when Amar'e Stoudemire scored 49 points against the Indiana Pacers.

For Griffin, the performance will serve as the centerpiece for his All-Star candidacy which, honestly, shouldn't be in question. Griffin has increased his scoring, rebounding and assist numbers each month this season and is currently averaging an absurd 24.3 points, 14.5 rebounds and 4.2 assists in January. Check out this table of his monthly splits, courtesy of Basketball-Reference.com. (Note: numbers do not include Monday's performance.)

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Thanks largely to Griffin's increasing output, the Clippers as a whole are playing steadily better too, on pace to make January their first winning month of the season.
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Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: January 18, 2011 10:32 am
 

Blake Griffin's 47 points sets NBA season record

Can't we call it an NBA season "high," since that's what it is? I read the headline and wondered what record he set. Turns out he didn't set any, which is what I assumed.



Since: Jan 13, 2011
Posted on: January 18, 2011 2:35 am
 

Blake Griffin's 47 points sets NBA season record

The fact that the Clip's have been winning lately is a large part of what defines his bid to be an all-star. So many good players to choose from at that position in the west, though. Here in Portland a great case can be made for LaMarcus Aldridge this year, too. And Kevin Love is no slouch either (though his game hasn't been reflected in the win column. Zach Randolph is also a double double machine (though neither he nor Love are going to make the all defensive team anytime soon). So add that to Dirk, Pau, and Timmy (whose numbers aren't up there, but who all the coaches love anyway) and it leaves a very crowded field. They all "deserve" the recognition, but there are still only so many spots to go around.



Since: Sep 13, 2006
Posted on: January 18, 2011 1:52 am
 

Blake Griffin's 47 points sets NBA season record

Not only is he an Allstar the kid should be starting!


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