Blake Griffin and the Los Angeles Clippers made what has been a difficult season for the Charlotte Bobcats even more painful on Saturday night.
No. 32 put on a dunking clinic in a 111-86 blowout of the Bobcats, collecting 21 points and 10 rebounds in just under 31 minutes of play.
How impressive was BG? Good enough to warrant a standing ovation in a road stadium, which got Blake's attention.
"That might be a first," he said afterward. "That was pretty cool."
Many of Blake's points came on the end of passes from Chris Paul, including several emphatic alley-oop slams. As Steve Reed wrote for the Associated Press:
Paul said he's pleased with the chemistry he and Griffin have developed in such a short amount of time.
But he thinks they still have a long way to go.
"We're still working on it, but it's a lot of fun," Paul said. "With his basketball IQ, you can learn on the fly like that. This team was thrown together within a month, so as much as looks like we've figured each other out and know everything about each other, we don't."
Griffin said he doesn't have any set alley-oop plays with Paul, even though it looks like they've rehearsed them for years.
"When we're out there it's just eye contact or whatever," Griffin said. "That's how it works. I think that's the way we like to play, just freely and everybody moving through the screens and all that. That's what worked for us tonight."
No. 32 and Company take on the defending world champions, the Dallas Mavericks, on the road Monday night.