Griffin delivered seven points (3-4 FG, 1-2 3Pt), eight rebounds, an assist, a steal and a block across 26 minutes in Monday's win over the Bucks. Griffin has been starting regularly since the beginning of May and has managed to leave his mark in the playoffs. Even though he was unable to repeat his impressive Game 1 performance, where he posted his first double-double since May 6, he still managed to make his presence felt on both ends of the court in Game 2. Griffin is averaging just 7.0 points and 5.6 rebounds per game during the current postseason run, but his contributions go well beyond the box score for the Nets.
Griffin closed with 18 points (7-13 FG, 4-9 3Pt), 14 rebounds, three assists and two steals in 35 minutes during Saturday's 115-107 victory over the Bucks. Griffin had easily his best game of the season, stepping up in the absence of James Harden (hamstring), who lasted less than one minute. Starting at center, Griffin not only popped for 18 points but he also did an admirable job on the defensive end. Given Harden is coming off a significant hamstring injury, there is a very real chance he misses time here. If that is the case, Griffin is going to need to be much more proactive if the Nets are to maintain their current momentum, much like he was Saturday.
Griffin managed two points (0-6 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds, one assist and one steal in 19 minutes during Saturday's 105-91 win over the Bulls. The 32-year-old failed to make a shot from the field for the first time since April 13. Griffin was on a roll before Saturday's dud, averaging 12.4 points, 5.1 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.0 three-pointers while shooting 54.1 percent from the field, so he'll look to bounce back Sunday at home against the Cavaliers.
Griffin had 20 points (8-10 FG, 4-6 3Pt), three assists, two rebounds and two steals in Saturday's win over Denver. Griffin has now started the last two games at center, as the Nets go with a smaller look while pushing DeAndre Jordan (five minutes) into a smaller role behind Nicolas Claxton (14 minutes) off the bench. Griffin has fared well, offensively, in the new role, but it remains to be seen if Brooklyn will be able to get away with that alignment on the defensive end come playoff time.
Griffin posted 10 points (4-10 FG, 2-4 3Pt), 10 rebounds, three assists and one steal across 27 minutes Thursday in the loss to the Mavs. Thursday marked the first time since Jan. 8 that Griffin recorded a double-double. Starting in place for DeAndre Jordan, Griffin managed to lead the Nets in rebounding and was one of just three starters to score in double figures. Since joining the Nets, Griffin has reached double-digit scoring in 12 of 21 outings.
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