It’s preseason for the shot clocks too.
Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin was warming up for his preseason game against the Toronto Raptors on Sunday, when his pregame dunk knocked down the shot clock above the basket. Toronto defeated L.A. 94–73 at the Rogers Arena.
Griffin scored 14 points on 5-of-13 shooting. Chris Paul added seven points and eight assists for the Clippers. Raptors All-Star Kyle Lowry dropped a game-high 26 points.
The NBA preseason featured three games Sunday. Toronto opens the regular season on Oct. 28, by which time the shot clocks will need to be ready for much more dunking.
- Rohan Nadkarni