Age: 29 Height: 6-10 Weight: 251 lbs School: Oklahoma
Blake Griffin was having a big game and he had just hit a key 3-pointer on his previous attempt. Griffin had 33 points and 12 rebounds, Ish Smith scored all 15 of his points in the second half, including the decisive basket, and the Detroit Pistons beat the Bulls 118-116 in Chicago's home opener. Griffin was 12 for 23 from the field, including 5 of 7 on 3-pointers, as Detroit won its second straight to start the season.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — These new-look Clippers like each other. With stars Blake Griffin, Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan cleared out, Los Angeles is looking to compete with a mix of veterans and youngsters who came together to earn their first win of the season. Danilo Gallinari and Tobias Harris scored 26
Blake Griffin found himself on the wrong end of a highlight in the Pistons' season opener.
This Pistons resemble a discount version of Blake Griffin's Lob City Clippers.
Andre Drummond and Blake Griffin are learning how to stay out of each gway. The better they get at that, the more dangerous the Detroit Pistons will become this season. The Pistons possess two of the top big men in the Eastern Conference and they're continuing to build chemistry.