Blake Griffin led the Detroit Pistons to an overtime victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night, scoring a career-high 50 points in the process.
All told, Griffin scored 50 points on 20-of-35 shooting, including 5-of-10 from beyond the arc, adding 14 rebounds and six assists.
His 50th point was acquired in dramatic fashion as well, as he scored two on a layup and hit the following free throw after being fouled — the game-winning points, as it turned out.
Blake Griffin AND 1 for the lead with 2 seconds left. Makes free throw for FIFTY. pic.twitter.com/FtuBJGZxJf
— Blake Wobffin (@WorldWideWob) October 24, 2018
He also was very solid on the defensive end, finishing with one block, and the Pistons needed him down the stretch after Andre Drummond was ejected following a ridiculous flop by Joel Embiid.
Here are some highlights from Griffin’s remarkable evening of work.
— NBA (@NBA) October 24, 2018
Griffin has many career highlights, but this certainly ranks up there among his most impressive personal achievements.
Twitter reacted to it with some solid takes.
— Brandon Banks (@BanksOnMe) October 24, 2018
yo is blake griffin the GOAT ? pic.twitter.com/OPdr6HUGBT
— spooky dooky træ wæ ↪️ (@OooweeEph) October 24, 2018
Blake Griffin right now pic.twitter.com/koMbH5rtzi
— ⬡ (@skyrjd) October 24, 2018
See what happens when you do more than just throw alley-oops to Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan…
Chris Paul: pic.twitter.com/WnzAb6tDAc
— Souf Sil Fa Lil (@Nicktheegr8) October 24, 2018
Welcome back Blake Griffin pic.twitter.com/Jr2CXsWdJU
— M. Ludhi Triantoro (@triantoroludhi) October 24, 2018
Blake Griffin had a 50-ball and a GW And-One tonight. pic.twitter.com/Nc1jBW8BxT
— Russell Dorsey (@Russ_Dorsey1) October 24, 2018
Of course, not everyone was excited.
Came back to Blake Griffin getting 50-15-7….. uh…. pic.twitter.com/2grak4xI5Z
— '11 (@johnisbased) October 24, 2018
— Gamer1 (@LFCFanClub3) October 24, 2018