In a complete effort, Blake Griffin put up 26 points and recorded 11 rebounds and 6 assists to help the Los Angeles Clippers pummel the Philadelphia 76ers, 123-78. The Clippers had an impressive game shooting the ball from the field in this one, going 50-89 (56.2%). Los Angeles (36-18) has now won seven of their last 10 games.
Griffin finished 11-14, in a solid outing. Other top contributors for Los Angeles included Darren Collison with 12 points and 5 assists, and DeAndre Jordan with 10 points and 20 rebounds. Despite the loss, Tony Wroten scored 21 points off the bench for Philadelphia on 7-11 shooting from the field and 7-9 from the free throw line. Michael Carter-Williams chipped in 14 points and 7 rebounds.
As expected, the high-powered offense of Los Angeles (ranked third in the NBA in offensive efficiency) picked apart the bottom-tier defense of Philadelphia (ranked 26th in defensive efficiency), putting up 1.13 points per possession. The Clippers combined hot shooting (eFG% of 61.2%) with high-quality work on the offensive backboards (OR% of 31.4%). They are undefeated (4-0) on the season when exceeding 55% and 30%, respectively, in those metrics. The 76ers, however, are winless (0-4) when giving up those numbers to their opponents.
Philadelphia (15-37) has now lost six straight games.
Coming up, the Clippers square off against the Portland Trail Blazers, who are 36-15 on the season. The 76ers match up against the Golden State Warriors, currently sitting at 30-21 this year. The Clippers have a 0-1 record against Portland this season. The 76ers have a 0-1 record against Golden State this season.
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