Blake Griffin shot above 50 percent from the field for the first time this season to finish with 33 points on 13-of-25 shooting — including a game-winning jumper — to lead the Clippers to a 97-95 victory over the Sacramento Kings.
Griffin knocked down a jumper with 3.2 seconds remaining to take the decisive two-point lead.
“It was just an iso [isolation] play,” Griffin said after the game. “I tried to get in a little close. They clogged the paint up pretty well, so I just settled for a little fadeaway.”
Griffin had 12 of his 33 in the third quarter. Lou Williams had 12 of his 18 in third quarter as well, helping to finish the road trip 2-3.
The Clippers gave up a 10-point, fourth-quarter lead, but Griffin’s late jumper made it two straight wins to end the road trip. They had lost nine straight prior to these two wins.
“We’ll take the wins however we can get them,” Griffin said. “We can play with anyone, no matter how banged up we are.”
L.A. was again without Danilo Gallinari (sore hip) and Milos Teodosic (foot injury). Patrick Beverley will be out for the remainder of the season after undergoing microfracture surgery on his right knee.
The Clippers host the Lakers Monday night.