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.
Griffin will start Thursday's game against Dallas, Malika Andrews of ESPN reports.
Griffin will move back into the starting five after coming off the bench for both of the Nets' losses to Milwaukee. He'll get the nod as the nominal center, while Kevin Durant moves up to power forward. Griffin had nine points, two rebounds, two assists and a block in 28 minutes Tuesday against the Bucks.
Griffin will come off the bench for Sunday's game against the Bucks, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.
Griffin will move back to the bench after he started in Friday's loss to Portland. He should still see a decent workload in his bench role Sunday.
Griffin is starting Friday's game against the Trail Blazers, Alex Schiffer of The Athletic reports.
Griffin will start for the first time since April 21 with Kevin Durant (rest) out against Portland. Griffin has averaged 12.8 points and 5.3 rebounds in 21.5 minutes per game across his last four appearances.
Griffin collected 17 points (6-11 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 3-3 FT), six rebounds, two steals, one assist and one block in a 116-103 victory over the Raptors on Tuesday.
Griffin recorded a defensive stat for the 10th consecutive game and scored 12-plus points for the fourth time in his last five games. The forward has averaged 14.2 points (on 52.0 percent shooting from the field), 5.6 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.0 steals per game across his last five contests.
Griffin compiled 16 points (6-9 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 2-3 FT), five rebounds, four assists, a steal and a blocked shot across 27 minutes in Sunday's 128-119 win over the Suns.
While Brooklyn's trade for Griffin initially seemed like a bit of a head-scratcher, the sudden retirement of LaMarcus Aldridge made the transaction one of the shrewdest moves the Nets have made this season. While they still had DeAndre Jordan available, Griffin provides extra aggressiveness inside and enough depth for the Nets' frontcourt to stay fresh in their run for the title.
Griffin isn't starting Friday's game against Boston, Alex Schiffer of The Athletic reports.
Griffin had started two of the last three games, but he'll come off the bench with DeAndre Jordan starting Friday. Griffin has averaged 10.5 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 23.5 minutes per game across the past four contests.
Griffin will start Wednesday's game against Toronto, Blake Murphy of The Athletic reports.
The Nets will once again mix up the starting lineup Wednesday, inserting Griffin at center while DeAndre Jordan shifts to the bench. Griffin is coming off of a 16-point, eight-rebound, three-assist, one-block effort in Tuesday's win over New Orleans.
Griffin will be available for Wednesday's game against the Raptors.
Griffin saw 28 minutes of action -- his most since joining the Nets -- in Tuesday night's win over the Pelicans, and he'll be available for the second half of the back-to-back set. It will mark Griffin's first complete back-to-back since Feb. 11-12, when he was still a member of the Pistons.
Griffin had 16 points (6-13 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 3-3 FT), eight rebounds, three assists and a block across 28 minutes off the bench in Tuesday's win over the Pelicans.
Griffin might have come off the bench, but he vastly outplayed DeAndre Jordan, who ended with eight points and six rebounds in 21 minutes. Both players will split minutes at center, and while Griffin's role remains unclear, he should see decent minutes on a nightly basis -- especially if he keeps outperforming the starter, as was the case here.
Griffin will come off the bench Tuesday against the Pelicans, Alex Schiffer of The Athletic reports.
The 32-year-old started Sunday against Miami and had seven points (2-7 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT), six rebounds and four assists in 26 minutes, but he'll shift back to the bench. Griffin should still be in the rotation off the bench while DeAndre Jordan starts at center.
Griffin had seven points (2-7 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT), six rebounds and four assists in Sunday's loss to the Heat.
Making his second start since joining the Nets, Griffin wasn't able to do much with the opportunity. He did finish as a team-best plus-14 in 26 minutes, but Griffin failed to step up with James Harden (hamstring) out and Kevin Durant (quad) exiting less than five minutes into the game. With Durant misses more time, Griffin could continue to see a slightly elevated role.
Griffin is starting Sunday's game against the Heat, Malika Andrews of ESPN.com reports.
Griffin is set to make his second start since joining Brooklyn. In his last start, Griffin posted 10 points, eight rebounds and two assists across 22 minutes.
Griffin (injury management) will not play in Wednesday's game against the 76ers, Malika Andrews of ESPN reports.
Neither Griffin nor Kevin Durant (injury management) will be available, as the Nets continue to monitor both players' workloads with the playoffs on the horizon. Griffin saw 24 minutes of action in Tuesday's win over Minnesota -- his most in any game since debuting for the Nets on March 21. He'll likely return to availability for Friday's game against Charlotte.
Griffin was held to four points (0-6 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 4-4 FT) in Tuesday's win over the Timberwolves, contributing four rebounds, two assists and one steal in 24 minutes.
The 32-year-old followed up Saturday's two-point dud with another clunker. Griffin has failed to make a shot over his last two games, going 0-for-9 from the field while averaging just 3.0 points in that span. He's had a couple of decent games as a Net, but the 11-year veteran is too inconsistent to roster in all but the deepest of fantasy leagues.
Griffin and the Nets will not play Monday against the Timberwolves after the game was postponed, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
In the wake of a police-involved shooting in Minneapolis, the game will not be played as scheduled, though it could be made up as soon as Tuesday night.
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|06/07||vs MIL||W 125-86||26||7||8||1||0||1||1|
|06/05||vs MIL||W 115-107||35||18||14||3||3||2||0|
|06/01||vs BOS||W 123-109||18||6||4||0||0||0||0|
|05/30||@ BOS||W 141-126||18||2||2||0||0||0||1|
|05/28||@ BOS||L 119-125||25||4||5||1||0||1||0|
|05/25||vs BOS||W 130-108||20||11||3||4||0||0||0|
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