[daily_cut.NBA] With just seconds remaining in the first half and Los Angeles already leading 61-33, J.J. Redick slid a pass to a cutting Jordan. The paint opened wide in front of the Clippers' athletic big man and he dove directly toward the hoop, launching off one leg for a right-handed dunk attempt.
Smith deserves credit for trying to rotate over to contest the slam from the weakside, but this finish was like taking candy from a baby. Jordan pummeled the dunk over Smith, much to the delight of the Clippers' bench.
L.A. built a 30-point lead before halftime and cruised to the easy win.
Austin Rivers led the Clippers with a game-high 21 points and three assists. Jordan finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds in just 28 minutes.
Cleanthony Early paced the Knicks with a team-high 18 points and four rebounds. Lance Thomas added 14 points and four rebounds in a losing effort.
The Clippers improved to 47-25. The Knicks fell to 14-58.