The three-time All-Star was the best thing L.A. had going in this one, as he finished with a team-high 27 points (on 11-of-15 shooting) and 14 rebounds in 38 minutes. The highlight of his night was a quick burst slam over Bosh, and past LeBron James.
With Miami leading 97-87 with a little less than four minutes remaining in the game, Chris Paul slipped a bounce pass from the left corner through a trapping Heat defense to Griffin, who found himself with a sliver of daylight in the paint. Wasting no time, he collected the sharp pass and launched straight into a takeoff for the rim, cruising over Bosh, who was helping from the weakside, for a thunderous right-handed finish. The dunk drew immediate oohs and aahs from the American Airlines Arena crowd.
Clearly this wasn't Griffin's finest work, as Bosh wasn't in position for a real contesting effort, but it was still an authoritative, memorable slam in a game that the Clippers will otherwise be keen to forget.
Dwyane Wade led the Heat with a game-high 29 points (on 13-of-22 shooting), seven assists and four rebounds. Miami improved to 4-2 with the win; L.A. dropped to 3-3 with the loss.