Blake Griffin Hit Game-Winning Buzzer-Beater in Overtime to Cap 45-Point Night

By Stephen Douglas

Blake Griffin is having a pretty quiet season. He’s averaging 24 points – with career bests from the free throw line (.738) and three-point line (60%!) – but shooting a career low from the field (.507) and grabbing fewer rebounds than ever (7.6). However, the Clippers are 15-5, and if they keep winning at this pace, they’re a 60-win team in the loaded West.

On Monday, Blake gave us the best of both worlds. He threw down one of those impossible dunks where he took off from far enough out that most people would have to shoot a jumper (below) and he hit the game-winner at the buzzer in overtime. The ball took a high bounce before falling it, but it counts just like one of Kemba Walker’s swishes. Blake finished with 45 points on 24 shots.