Earlier this season, the Brooklyn Nets added to their already-stacked roster with the signing of six-time NBA All Star Blake Griffin. Now in the first playoff series with his new squad, Griffin is proving himself as a valuable asset.
Since joining the Nets, the former All-NBA forward has averaged 10.0 points and 4.7 rebounds though 21.5 minutes per game. He's now continued that solid play in Game 2 of Brooklyn's first-round series against the Boston Celtics, logging 11 points, four assists and three rebounds through just three quarters of play on Tuesday night.
His impressive stat line so far was also highlighted by two monster dunks in the third quarter alone -- reminiscent of his high-flying days with the Clippers.
During his time in Detroit over the past three seasons, Griffin was almost exclusively a below-the-rim player. But, now that he's with the title-contending Nets, the 2011 Slam Dunk champion seems to be heading back to his old ways.
His time in Detroit was marred by nagging left-knee issues that seemed to heavily diminish his once-elite athleticism. Now, he looks as healthy as can be.
After Griffin's back-to-back third quarter posters, fans from around the league immediately took to Twitter -- all making the same joke at the Pistons' expense.
The Nets are currently in firm control of the lead with a more than 20-point margin over the Celtics late in the fourth quarter.
Brooklyn will take a 2-0 lead as the series heads to Boston later this week.