With a little more than five minutes remaining in the second quarter and the Clippers leading the Nets 50-27, Chris Paul and Jordan worked their standard two-man game on the right wing. The Nets' defense opted to switch when Jordan set a high screen, allowing the 6-foot-11 center to dive free into the paint. Paul lofted a high alley-oop and Jordan crushed the dunk, even though he took off from outside the protected circle. Lopez made a late attempt to rotate over from the weakside.
The forceful slam caused Jordan to flex, Austin Rivers to hide his eyes while chuckling and Lopez to exhale realizing he was about to be on the highlight reels for all of the wrong reasons. Los Angeles took a 70-37 lead into halftime and went on to win 123-84. Jordan finished with 14 points and 12 rebounds.