Following Tuesday's 22-point performance against the Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin has scored at least 20 points in 20 consecutive games, marking the longest streak of 20-point performances by a Clipper since the team moved to Los Angeles in 1984, per ESPN Stats & Info.
Griffin's impressive streak began in a Jan. 20 win over the Detroit Pistons while Clippers guard Chris Paul was still sidelined by a shoulder injury. Griffin took on an increased scoring role in Paul's absence, averaging 27.5 points in the 18 games that the superstar point guard missed from Jan. 4 to Feb. 7.
The high-flying power forward has hardly missed a beat with Paul's return, scoring 25.8 points per game in nine contests since CP3 rejoined the lineup.
All in all, Griffin's 20-game streak has seen the star big man average 27.8 points, a total that's quite impressive but also reflective of the reality that his run has nearly come to an end on multiple occasions. The streak includes three games with exactly 20 points, and Griffin has 20-23 points in each of his last five contests.
Despite the signs that his run will end soon, Griffin has already secured his place in the woeful history of the Clippers organization. Assuming both stick around for a few more seasons, Paul and Griffin should go down as the two best players in the Los Angeles portion of the franchise's history.
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