Blake Griffin drives to the basket against Golden State's Mareese Speights.
(Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times / October 31, 2013)
Clippers Coach Doc Rivers said he’s not worried if Blake Griffin shoots a jump shot or if his power forward decides to power his way to the basket.
Rivers just wants Griffin to be forceful in whatever he does.
“I just want Blake to be aggressive,” Rivers said. “I think Blake in the last two games has been perfect because he has taken what he wants, not what they are giving him. And I think that’s what he should do. If he wants to take it, take it. If he doesn’t want to, just because the guy is back, go right at him. You attack him.”
In the last two games, Griffin had 23 points on nine-for-12 shooting against the Golden State Warriors and 20 points on six-for-13 shooting against the Sacramento Kings.
In the first three games, Griffin is averaging 20.7 points per game on 57.5% shooting.
Griffin will be back at work Monday night when the Clippers play the Houston Rockets at Staples Center.
“Blake has been great. It’s like he’s saying, ‘I’m playing my game. I’ll take the shot if I feel like shooting it. If I feel like driving, I’m driving. And I don’t really care what defense you play,’” Rivers said. “And that’s what the great ones can do.”
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