Blake Griffin is back to his old ferocious self just in time for the playoffs.
Bulling his way to the rim, finding teammates for baskets and dunking with abandon, Griffin proved he has regained his form with his best game yet since returning from a 45-game absence two weeks ago.
He and Chris Paul led the Los Angeles Clippers to a 115-95 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers in the opener of their first-round playoff series Sunday night.
Paul had 28 points and 11 assists, Griffin added 19 points and 12 rebounds and DeAndre Jordan had 18 points and 12 rebounds in a revival of Lob City that had been shuttered while Griffin was out due to injury and suspension. The...