The Los Angeles Clippers got to 100 first, and with authority; fulfilling Lawler's Law and winning 112-100. Blake Griffin stole the show, with a dunk over Kendrick Perkins that blew up twitter and will blow up SportsCenter tonight. It's gotten to the point that on one Griffin dunk tonight, Kevin Durant took off in the other direction so as to not get dunked on. Griffin is one of two Clippers currently voted into a starting spot on the soon to be announced All-Star team.
Griffin did better than his season average with 22 points, but only grabbed six rebounds. Chris Paul, Griffin's potential All-Star starter teammate, finished with 26 points (12-16 shooting) and 14 assists, leading both categories for the Clippers. The Clippers are undefeated when Paul scores better than 16 points.
Not that Kevin Durant was held to a quiet night. In a performance that begged Kobe Bryant comparisons, Durant had 36 points and 13 points but didn't have enough of a supporting cast around him to get it done tonight. Which is an odd thing to say when he had a teammate in Russell Westbrook who scored 30+ as well.
Caron Butler lead all scorers most of the way, after breaking the 10,000 point career mark in the first quarter. His All-Star teammates caught up with him as the night went on, as all three Clipper stars finished with better than 20 points. Mo Williams lead bench scorers with 12 points.
The Clippers are in Utah on Wednesday, and then return to Staples Center on Thursday to host the Denver Nuggets. The All-Star lineups will be announced on TNT before that game.
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