Video: Clippers' Blake Griffin throws down putback dunk over three players
One of these days, Griffin will have finally completed every possible dunk known to man. That day is not today as he added a triple twist to his exciting take on second-chance points.
With a little more than two minutes remaining before halftime and the Clippers leading 52-50, Griffin found himself trailing the play as Chris Paul pushed forward for a mid-range jumper. The shot ricocheted long, and Griffin did well to bide some time, patiently waiting for the ball to clear the other potential rebounders before leaping over the top of the pile to execute a one-handed, putback dunk.
A humorous footnote: Griffin appeared to stare down Jordan, his "Lob City" partner in crime, on his way back up the court. I guess a poster is a poster is a poster.
Griffin finished with 23 points (on 7-for-15 shooting), six rebounds and three assists in the victory. Darren Collison added 23 points (on 9-for-16 shooting), five assists and three steals. Paul chipped in 20 points (on 6-for-17 shooting), nine assists and three steals for the Clippers.
Eight Suns players finished in double figures. Marcus Morris led the way with a team-high 16 points (on 6-for-12 shooting) and four rebounds. The Clippers improved to 54-22 with their fourth straight victory. The Suns dropped to 44-31 with their second straight loss, and fell to the West's No. 9 seed in the process.