DETROIT – Blake Griffin has heard the criticism of him in recent years. He even understands it. But on Tuesday night against the Philadelphia 76ers, the Detroit Pistons striker could have shown everyone that he is no longer "bad".
Griffin had a career-high 50 points in a 133-132 overtime victory over Philadelphia. He reached the milestone on a driving layup-and-1 that served as a game-tie-basket and game-winning free throw for the team he was traded against last winter.
His 76ers might have lost to the Pistons on Tuesday night, but that did not deter Joel Embiid from claiming that he had "a lot of real estate ownership" in André Drummond's head after ejecting the quarter at the Detroit center in the fourth quarter has.
"You know, the last two or three years, all I hear is about how bad I am and I got hurt, I had bad games," Griffin said. "But we talked about it, this summer you can train for the first time in three summers, you know. The last three summers I fought and worked to get well to play
" And this summer could I really invest time in my game, working on my body, and I've always believed that hard work pays off. "
That has shown In the first three games of the Detroit season, but especially against Philadelphia, were Griffins Career high 50 points the highest of a Pistons player since Rip Hamilton on December 27, 2006 had 51 points against the New York Knicks Stats & Information, it was the first 40-point, 10-rebound game of a Pistons Player since Isiah Thomas on February 8, 1983, when Thomas had 46 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists.
Griffin tied a career high with five 3-pointers and a career mark with 20 field goals, his 50 points being the seventh-highest in d he story of Pistons.
"He's pla Now at a high level," said Pistons coach Dwane Casey. "Offensively and defensively, he's out there talking and making decisions, communicating, he's playing great, of all the great players I've worked with, Dirk [Nowitzki] Kyle Lowry, Kevin Garnett, Shawn Kemp, all these guys He (19659002) "And he's just one of those who take it to another level, lead his team, put him on his back and be a leader in time out. But that's what we expect from Blake, because he's as good as a player.
Fellow 50-point scorer Hamilton joined Twitter to congratulate Griffin.
– Rip Hamilton (@ripcitaghamilton) October 24, 2018  It started early for Griffin, his 28 points in The first half tied the second-highest score of the first half in the history of Pistons, and he emphasized that with a range in which he hit a 3-pointer and followed the next possession with a crossover Dunk on which he faked, handed the Ball to Andre Drummond and then dived over two Sixers.
It was not necessarily the moment when the Pistons knew Griffin was there, but there were times when they could not help but be impressed with his performance – one that was even better could have been if he The first six free throws
Blake Griffin talks about his career night, in which he scored 50 points and won the overtime.
"So what happened, you don't want to be a spectator because you want to keep playing, and you have to be ready, because when you start doubling, you have to be ready to turn the basketball," Point Guard said Ish Smith. "You become a fan – like, not a lie."
"I think, last game, the Chicago game, and tonight you just become a fan and start looking. I started talking garbage out there because the big brother got it, so what's going to happen. No, he was special tonight and so you just become a fan. And that was fun. "
Griffin dominated throughout Tuesday, much of the reason why the Pistons were hanging at Philadelphia – just as he was a big reason for Detroit to start the season 3-0, so did Griffin with" MVP " Chants was in the regulation with 3:09 when he tied the score at 110 and then moments later when he gave the Pistons a 111-110 lead.
He put a MVP- like game in play from start to finish: when Game win he had the ball around the 3-point line, gave a ball fake and then drove the right side of the alley to make the layup and was fouled with 1.8 seconds He gave him 50 points and the eventual victory.
There was no reason, however, when he thought he could be on his way to a big night, he said, after Griffin he did not feel like he was English: emagazine.credit-suisse.com/app/art .. . = 157 & lang = de […] 19659002 "You know, I just never had any, I had games that I came from came out and hit me the first five shots and ended with 12 and had games where I missed my first two and ended with 40, "said Griffin. "At this point in my career, it's not like I think throughout the game," Oh, let me get that, or let me get that, "you know.
" You take just what comes, and you use it. "