With the game on the line, Blake Griffin did his best to take over in the final moments of the game, a moment that included Blake Griffin barreling through two defenders, scoring an and-one with less than a minute in the game.
And how did the best power forward in the NBA celebrate? By hitting a backflip.
Griffin’s two points over Draymond Green and Harrison Barnes were only a fourth of his points in the final quarter of the game, a quarter where the Clippers collectively took it to the Warriors. Prior to the fourth quarter, Griffin had struggled when Draymond Green took the assignment of guarding the power forward. But there was a point where Griffin realized the only thing that was stopping Griffin was Griffin. His lead, along with the rest of the team fulfilling their roles, was the driving force behind the Clippers advancing to the second round of the NBA Playoffs where they’ll face the second-seed Oklahoma City Thunder.
The only bad thing about this play is that Griffin missed the ensuing free throw. Fortunately for the Clippers, J.J. Redick, Chris Paul and Darren Collison went 6-for-6 from the line in the final minute to seal Game 7, 126-121.
Head coach Doc Rivers’ reaction with the game in hand says it all for Los Angeles.
Game 1 of Clippers-Thunder kicks off 9:30 on May 5th.