For those who are new here, welcome and know that I often clown Blake Griffin. Not because he can jump over cars and triple-dub on any night. That would be stupid. I make fun of him because he rarely brings the D, which could be a reason he is no longer with Kendall Jenner. I kid. For a man of his height and athleticism, he should be blocking more than 0.5 shots a game. Hence, the reason I call him Ricky Lake Griffin. He doesn’t deserve that B. I had so much fun comparing the block number to Serge Ibaka’s assist number last season. If that was a drinking game, no one would get drunk. But it is I who dons the clown suit today. Actually, I’m the one who should be donning the clown suit everyday, but let’s not completely crush my self worth. Anyways, Blake Griffin was absolutely fantastic last night. He was so good that….what’s that sound I hear?
A freaking 50-burger and, more importantly, 1 block! 35 shot attempts and only 1 turnover! AND he led his team to a 133-132 victory over the 76ers in overtime. You da man, Blake! You da man. Beep. Boop. Bop. The Stocktonator would also concur, as it had him as the #6 player last night.
Here’s what else I saw last night:
Definitely not a Dre Day, as Blake went ballistic, and Drummond got ejected from the game in the fourth quarter. It’s too bad because he got Joel Embiid into early foul trouble and was set up for a monster game, but…..what’s that sound I hear?
What a game from Reggie, but underwhelming considering Blake’s night. The efficiency is what stands out, but that’s not something you can expect every night. With that said, he’s playing over 31 minutes per game, averaging 5 assists, and is the 63rd player according to Basketball Monster.
Played 33 minutes and also had an uncharacteristically good shooting night. Coming into the season, I thought Reggie and Ish would cannibalize each other’s minutes, but they’ve been playing plenty together. Ish is averaging over 28 minutes per game on the season. I wish for Ish to swish so I can no longer be a fish.
Mario with the D always provides. That’s why both the ladies and fellas like him.
Count your blessings when the Lord provides.
Such a boss. AND he was in foul trouble the whole game.
I don’t appreciate the flop but the actions afterwards were very entertaining. WWEmbiid.
Got the start due to Ben Simmons sitting and played 24 minutes. The rookie can shoot and it’s nice to see the coaching staff having confidence in him already. With that said, JJ Redick is going to soak up most of the shooting guard minutes.
Got the start at point guard and played 21 minutes. Not good, but at least he made his second threeecola on the season.
Played 32 minutes. Contributes across the board when he plays. And he has nice hair.
THREEECOOOOOOOOLLLLLLAAAAAAAAAAS!!!! Better than most 3 & D players without the D, in that he actually contributes some rebounds and assists.
That’s what I see when I watch Gallinari play. Hopefully he stays healthy so that he can continue strutting his stuff.
I feel like he and Khris Middleton are the two most underrated players in the NBA. Am I wrong? Anyways, I love watching him play and think the Clippers did well in acquiring his services. Even if Blake went bonkers tonight.
Almost messed around in 27 minutes. Usually provides steals, but the Pelicans only turned the ball over 8 times as a team.
Impressively terrible in 29 minutes of run.
Played 23 minutes, while Marcin Gortat played 12 minutes. Why is Gortat playing 12 minutes?
Played 22 minutes. The defense is legit, as he has tremendous length. The offense needs some work, but that should develop over time. Wouldn’t surprise me if he gets more minutes as well.
Another guy I got wrong this offseason. I knew the Clippers were stacked, and factored in a decrease in usage from last season, but I did think he would get more minutes than he’s getting. Boooooooooooooo. I like to think that the crowd is chanting Loooouuuuu.
He’s the #21 player according to Basketball Monster right now. Hot diggidy damn. What’s not to like? Can shoot from downtown, bang down low to grab rebounds, and provides the D.
Played 40 minutes. I mean, c’mon man. AD is a freaking cheat code. Filled the entire stat sheet WITH stellar percentages. AND zero, ziltch, nada turnovers! Please stay healthy AD. Pretty please. I want to see a ceiling season.
Took a little Holiday, but still provided a high floor. That shooting percentage? A vacation.
Only played 22 minutes because he fouled out. The threeecola and steals are nice. Something that I was hesistant to project him for. If he drains the 3-ball and provides the D, then he could return draft value.
Marvin Bagley III
Played 32 minutes off the bench. Is it happening?
I still thinks he sucks, but let’s not forget, that I faded Blake Griffin.
Played 27 minutes. If you’re wondering what happened to Fox, Shumpert, Hield, Cauley-Stein, and Bjelica…..well, they all played like shit and got blown out by the Nuggets. Hence, the bench getting more run.
Almost messed around in 23 minutes.
Due to the blowout nature of this game, only one Nuggets starter played more than 25 minutes. And that was….
Those pesky Kings. Actually, they weren’t pesky at all.
Played 29 minutes due primarily to the blowout factor. But….he did get 22 minutes of run during the prior game against the Warriors. Didn’t shoot well in that game (4-for-12), but did score 9 points, grab 6 boards, and dished out 4 dimes.