For this, or any generation, Blake Griffin is the NBA’s ultimate alley-oop finisher. Blessed with superior hops, he developed his expert timing and pitch-perfect footwork through rigorous practice, and as a result he remains one of the great finishers in NBA history. So much so, in fact, that you wonder if his oop endings should be awarded with more than just a measly two points.
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OK, so Blake didn’t exactly get rim on that one, but that’s not the point. He’s now hitting these from 25 feet away, and the rest of the NBA should cower at the thought of this newfound wrinkle in Clipper coach Doc Rivers’ game plan.
The Clippers got their act together in Denver on Tuesday, somewhat. There were still some laughable defensive lapses, but the crew managed to jump back into the Western Conference playoff bracket and back to .500 with the 111-94 win. Griffin needed 20 shots to score his 18 points, and that’s evenRead More »from Blake Griffin alley-oops in a 26-footer, jaws with Denver's coach, no big deal