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
— Rob Perez (@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.
yo is blake griffin the GOAT ? pic.twitter.com/OPdr6HUGBT
— sanny phantom 🌞 (@LMephAO) 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
— Grogu (@johnisbased) October 24, 2018