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Sorry, Eric Bledsoe, your insane stat line/first career triple-double (27 points, 11 rebounds, 16 assists) doesn't matter nearly as much when Blake Griffin hits a game-winning Bozo Buckets-like three-pointer to beat you and your Phoenix Suns.
With seconds left in overtime, closely guarded by PJ Tucker, Griffin came across the court slightly above the free-throw line, took an inbounds pass from (who else?) Chris Paul, quickly stepped back and launched a rainbow. The ball bounced off the rim, nearly touched the top of the backboard, seemingly hung in the air for dramatic pause, and finally dropped down into the net. Call it luck, call it supreme skill, call it whatever you want. The fact of the matter is that the final three points of Griffin's 45 on the night pushed the Los Angeles Clippers to 15-5 instead of falling to 14-6. And in the Western Conference, that's a big deal.
Griffin shot well the entire night, going 14-24 from the field, 15-17 from the charity stripe, and actually hit another three earlier in the game. He doesn't try long-distance very often (he's only shot 10 this year), but when he has, he's made six of those. Maybe he should take more ... or maybe he should just leave that to JJ Redick and Jamal Crawford.