On a night he received “MVP!” chants from the Little Caesars Arena crowd, Blake Griffin saved his best play for the last possession.
After J.J. Redick’s four-point play gave the Philadelphia 76ers a one-point lead with 5.6 seconds left, Griffin capped off a 50-point night with a three-point play with 1.8 second left in overtime, giving the Detroit Pistons a 133-132 victory to remain perfect on this young season.
Griffin kept the Pistons (3-0) in the game with 28 points in the first half, but his late heroics gave the crowd a jolt.
After Redick scored against the defense of Reggie Jackson, Pistons coach Dwane Casey called timeout.
The ball was in-bounded to Griffin, who faked a dribble handoff to Reggie Bullock before heading to the basket.
He got the layup to fall and was fouled by Sixers forward Robert Covington.
He calmly sank the free throw.
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