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About Last Night: Blake-Zilla!

HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS — Between bites on Thanksgiving night we hope you tuned into the Blake Griffin Show.

And what a show it was.

Two straight wins for Griffin’s Los Angeles Clippers have been the backdrop for some of the more ridiculous, jaw-dropping power dunking exploits seen around these parts since Shawn Kemp was in his prime.

Don’t just take it from us. Everyone else agrees. Charles Barkley, Shaquille O’Neal and even LeBron James were all watching last night on TNT, when Griffin tried to stuff the Sacramento Kings into the basket every chance he got in a 100-82 win.

Griffin was the talk of the Twitterverse, with fans, elders and even his peers jabbering about his latest round of highlight plays. Lisa Dillman of the Los Angeles Times captured the essence of the evening perfectly while also pointing out that Griffin is much more than just a highlight machine we’ve nicknamed “Blake-zilla” here at the hideout:

Griffin was much more than a dunking highlight film Thursday night at Staples Center in leading the Clippers to their third win of the season. He had his ninth double-double of the season, nearly getting it in the first half with 15 points and nine rebounds.

The overall numbers: Griffin had 25 points and 15 rebounds and five assists, connecting well with Eric Gordon, who had a game-high 28 points along with six assists.

Griffin seemed almost embarrassed when told about the compliments from O’Neal and James. “That’s pretty cool,” he said. “I appreciate that. I still have a lot of work to do, but I appreciate they say those things. I still have a lot of work to do before I’m where I want to be.”