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Blake Griffin: Point guard in the making? (Just kidding)

January 23, 2011 | 12:05 am

Blake-griffin_350 Blake Griffin ... hitting a big three-pointer in the clutch, putting up eight assists and dribbling down the court, going end to end and finishing.

So is he a point guard in disguise?

"I don't know about that, I'll leave that to Baron (Davis)," Griffin said.

Griffin was two assists away from becoming the first Clippers rookie to record a triple-double since Lamar Odom did so in the 1999-2000 season. He had a career-high eight assists, tied a career high with 18 rebounds and finished with 30 points Saturday night against Golden State, including that key three-pointer.

He was teased afterward about entering the three-point contest at the All-Star game.

"Nah, I think I've only shot about eight on the year. Hopefully they keep going in," Griffin said.

Said teammate Ryan Gomes: "I haven't shot a three that far this season. So he's already one up on me."

Griffin improvised on the three-pointer, which gave the Clippers a 108-105 lead.

"It wasn't supposed to be a three," he said. "It was supposed to be just a jumper. But Monta Ellis played it on the top side, so I had to step out farther and we didn't have anybody else. So Baron just threw it to me and I had to shoot it."

Davis was funny when talking about Griffin, the power forward turned point guard.

"To catch the ball and just dribble down the court?" Davis said. "Get out and get on the wing. I'm waiting for him to throw me a lob! Hey, I'm waiting for that lob."

Griffin: "What's that?"

Davis: "When you're pushing, I need that lob."

--Lisa Dillman

Clippers power forward Blake Griffin powers his way to the basket against Warriors forwards Vladimir Radmanovic and David Lee on Saturday night. Credit: Bret Hartman / Associated Press

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