LA Clippers Need Blake Griffin to Be More Than Human Highlight Reel to Contend

November 27th, 2012 by Josh Martin Leave a reply »
Forgive me for the Jerry Seinfeld shtick, but what's the deal with the Los Angeles Clippers? A four-game losing streak since their monumental win at the San Antonio Spurs has rendered their scorching 8-2 start little more than a relic of the NBA season's first few weeks.

There are fingers aplenty to point—Chris Paul's 2-of-14 flop against the Oklahoma City Thunder, a stinker from the supporting cast in a loss to the Atlanta Hawks, a collective fourth-quarter collapse at the Brooklyn Nets.

Blake Griffin has been complicit in at least some of these struggles. That was apparent on Monday night when the Clips lost to the Anthony-Davis-and-Eric-Gordon-less New Orleans Hornets at the Staples Center, 105-98.

Not even a franchise-record nine three pointers from Caron Butler could cover for Griffin's awful evening. The two-time All-Star tallied a career-low four points (on 1-of-9 shooting), six rebounds, three assists and four turnovers before fouling out after 35 minutes of play.

To be fair, it's not as though Blake has yet to show up for the 2012-13 season. He's chipped in six double-doubles in 14 games, including four of the 20-10 variety ...

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