Blake Griffin hits the game winner in OT to beat the Suns.

Blake Beats Suns at the Buzzer. Clippers win 121-120 in OT

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A monster game by a player who is having a monster year beats the Phoenix Suns on a improbable shot. Blake Griffin scores 45 points and caps off the night by hitting a game winning 3 in overtime to beat the Phoenix Suns 121-120.

Griffin was 2 points short of his career high, shot 15 of 17 from the free throw line and even had time to grab 8 rebounds but everybody was talking about the big shot from Blake after the game.

“When I shot it, I thought it was off, short, flat,” Griffin said about the buzzer beater, “but I got a lucky bounce.”

It might not seem like it now but there were other contributors in the Clippers win over the Suns. Chris Paul nearly registered a triple-double with his line of 20 points, 10 assists and 7 rebounds.

JJ Redick who has been on fire of late cooled off but just by a bit, scoring 17 points on 5 of 13 from the field and 2 for 7 from behind the arc. Redick was averaging 21.3 points per game and shooting 61 percent from the field and 62 percent from 3 in the 3 games prior to Monday’s victory.

Jamal Crawford had a quiet night except when expressing his frustration about a call to official Mark Lindsay who accessed a quick technical foul and ejected Crawford from the game in the 4th quarter. It is the first time in Crawford’s career that he has been ejected from a game.

“He deserved one tech, for sure,” Coach Doc Rivers said after the game. “He said, ‘that’s an (expletive) foul.’ I don’t know if you get thrown out for that.”

Crawford played just 18 minutes before being ejected and scored 9 points. He didn’t speak with reporters after the game, probably in the interest of saving himself some money if he was to speak out about the ejection, but he did have a neat tweet following the game.

Former Clipper Eric Bledsoe led the Suns in scoring with 27 points and earned his first career triple double by grabbing 11 rebounds and netting 16 assists. Bledsoe also registered 2 blocks and 2 steals to complete a great night in which he led his team in all of the previously mentioned categories.

Markieff Morris scored 21 points and Gerald Green scored 15 points off the bench.

The Suns had a chance to put the game away in overtime but they came up dry in their last possession, getting called for a 24 second shot clock violation  with 5 seconds to play and them leading by a score 120-118.

The win is the Clippers 8th in a row and improves their record to 15-5 which is still only good for a tie for 5th place in the Western Conference with the San Antonio Spurs.

The Clippers look to extend their streak on Wednesday when they face the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis.

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