Blake Griffin was given a standing ovation Wednesday, and it wasn't for a highlight-reel dunk, although he had one of those, too.

Griffin was rewarded for his all-around game, a triple double with 23 points, 11 rebounds and 11assists that led the Clippers to a 117-101 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks.

"I've been close several times this year," Griffin said of the triple-double. "It really is one of those things. It's exciting but at the same time, without my teammates hitting those shots it doesn't happen."

The Clippers shot 54 percent from the field and 41.4 percent from 3-point range. Jamal Crawford made 11 of 16 shots for a team-high 25 points for the Clippers (44-19).

Milwaukee's Monta Ellis scored 22 points, Ersan Ilyasova added 20 points and Brandon Jennings had a double-double with 18points and 12 rebounds.

But this was a Griffin clinic in all phases of the game, even if he deflected credit to his teammates.

"It's very unique," said Chris Paul, who had 14 points and nine assists.

"It's one of those situations where, because everybody has seen Blake dunk on guy after guy, when him and I are in the ball screen and I give it to him, weak side has to come over, and he does such a great job finding that next open guy.

"When we're playing like that, guys don't know whether to help him or let him dunk."