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Blake Griffin takes it hard to the hole against the Bobcats

See what I did there?

If you thought the hole was going to be safe with Blake Griffin around then you were very sadly mistaken. Apparently he has very little regard whatsoever for the sanctity of the aforementioned hole.

Take a look for yourself.

Snippets from around the web (yes, this is slang for I am a lazy blogger, the sun is out and my golf clubs are calling me ) on last night's game.

ClipperBlog.com - Blake's Demolition
The opposing defense can’t even come close to stopping him on nights like these, to start out the third he had two men on him when he drop stepped and muscled his way into a layup and the foul. Blake customarily calmed down in the third, but back in the fourth there was a play where Blake beat Derrick Brown for the alley-oop, only Baron didn’t want to throw the lob from near half court with Shaun Livingston on him. Recalibrating, Blake sets back up in the post only to then again go for the alley-oop, when the level of surprise was basically non-existant and he caught the pass and laid the ball in without much problem. He is just that good, he can call his shots.

Even his almost dunk was amazing. His failed dunk in the fourth quarter, when he leapt high, double clutched the pass (it was a great pass) to get more power and then attempted to dunk the ball by means of crushing the entire rim. Unfortunately, it didn’t work, but I’m waiting for Blake to be the first dunker to break a rim.

Bobcats Baseline - The Road Weary Bobcats
The Bobcats starters were simply atrocious, except for Stephen Jackson, who seems to have emerged from his January slump. Jackson went for 15 points on 5-11 shooting from the field, but the rest of the starters combined for 9-30 FG and 29 points. The fatigue was obviously overwhelming, considering the Bobcats had just finished an overtime thriller the previous night. Many shots were short and the Bobcats were lazy with their passing. D.J. Augustin, who has been outstanding as of recently, finished with four assists and three turnovers. As a team, the Bobcats had 17 turnovers.

LA Times - Blake Griffin back in form
"I would rather Blake have a game like this because I know his mind-set going into the game Saturday already," teammate Randy Foye said after the loss to the Rockets. "I know he's thinking already. I just hope the next person is ready."

The Bobcats may have been ready for Griffin, but ready doesn't mean up to the task. Griffin torched them inside for 17 points in the first quarter.

And then there was the usual victim. This time, it was Charlotte reserve Dominic McGuire, who looked like a pylon as Griffin went spinning past him with a brilliant 360 layup.

This was almost  to be expected on the second night of a back to back on a west coast trip following a tough, emotional OT win. It would have been nice to escape from LA with a win, but given the circumstances this is an acceptable loss.

Next up, the Utah Jazz on the road Monday night.