Blake Griffin Named Western Conference Player of the Week After Overtime Victory

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Jayne Kamin-Oncea USA TODAY Sports

Power forward Blake Griffin just capped off a great week with some even better news; he was named the Western Conference’s player of the week and it was definitely well deserved on the power forward’s part after an impressive week of play.

Griffin is the key to the Los Angeles Clippers playoff hopes, because when playoff basketball slows down they need someone to be able to step up besides point guard Chris Paul. If Griffin has consistently hit the fifteen footer, then it will open up the lane for open dunks on the pump fake. That is the only way that head coach Doc Rivers’ crew will be able to compete with the elite of the West.

Congratulations go to Griffin, but it must also be acknowledged that this is a regular season award and it is not contingent at all on playoff basketball at all.

Griffin helped the Clippers to four wins this week to win the award, and averaged 26.0 points and 11.3 rebounds per game in the process. His 32 points, 10 rebounds and four steals were key for the Clippers recent overtime win and if he can continue to put up numbers like that then we could be looking at the first seed in the Western conference.

“I kept saying,” Rivers said after the huge win. “‘It’s not over, there’s plenty of time, it’s not over, there’s plenty of time.’ I give them credit, they hung in there.”

They certainly did; two more pro b-ball pieces coming your way today, and thanks as always for reading.

Dave Daniels is a Senior Writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on twitter: @AllDave_AllDay, like him on Facebook here or add him to your network on Google.

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