LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles Clippers rookie forward Blake Griffin continued his sensational campaign with an NBA season-high 47-point outburst during a 114-107 win over the Indiana Pacers on Monday.
Griffin added 14 rebounds to extend his streak of at least 10 points and 10 rebounds to 27 games, the fourth-longest streak in the last 25 seasons.
"I just wanted to come out and execute, and luckily it felt good right out of the gate," Griffin told reporters. "You can win the so-called big games, but we (have to win games like this)."
The top pick in the 2009 draft, Griffin missed the entire 2009-2010 season with a knee injury but has burst onto the scene with his high-flying dunks and athletic rebounding.
He has been selected to compete in the NBA's slam dunk contest during All-Star Weekend in February and is improving his candidacy to be selected as an All-Star.
(Writing by Jahmal Corner in Los Angeles; Editing by Frank Pingue)