Blake Griffin capped a career-best 50-point performance with a game-winning ‘And 1’ play as the Detroit Pistons defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 133-132 in overtime.
Griffin, who joined Detroit via trade from the Los Angeles Clippers in February, carried the unbeaten Pistons to their third straight victory, shooting 20-of-35 from the field, including 5-of-10 on three-point attempts.
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Showcasing his trademark spin moves and low-post strength to score close to the basket, Griffin also unleashed a monstrous one-handed dunk in second quarter and two crucial fourth-quarter three-pointers as the Pistons forced the game into overtime.
Griffin saved his best for last, surpassing his previous career-best points haul of 47 to win the game with an ‘And 1’ play with 1.8 seconds remaining.
The Pistons forward blew past Amir Johnson and drove to the basket and scored with a lay-up, drawing a foul from Robert Covington in the process.
With the game tied at 132-132, Griffin held his nerve to make the subsequent free throw, reaching 50 points for the first time in his career and sealing a memorable Pistons victory.
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Click on the video at the top of the page to see Griffin’s game-winning ‘And 1’ play
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