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Clippers forward Blake Griffin dunked on Spurs center Aron Baynes during Game 1 of a first-round playoff series.

By Ben Golliver
April 20, 2015

Spurs center Aron Baynes will have nightmares after Blake Griffin's Game 1 dunk parade on Sunday night. 

The Clippers' All-Star forward dunked over, through and past Baynes as L.A. cruised to a 107-92 home win over San Antonio.

With a little more than six minutes remaining in the third quarter, Griffin kicked things off by beating Baynes off the dribble going left on the right wing. Once he gained the step, Griffin easily turned the corner and coasted in for a two-handed slam between Baynes and a helping Tim Duncan. He was just getting started. 

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Roughly two minutes later, Griffin received a zip pass from Chris Paul near the left block and threw down a tomahawk one-handed dunk right over the top of Baynes, a 6'10" center in his third season.

[daily_cut.NBA]Finally, with just one minute remaining in the period, Griffin completed his flourish with a reverse, 360 spin dribble and another huge one-handed flush over the top of a helping Baynes. There was nothing that could be done about any of them. 

The slams highlighted a thorough, complete Clippers win. Griffin finished with 26 points, 12 rebounds, six assists, three steals and three blocks in an energetic performance. Paul added a game-high 32 points, seven rebounds and six assists.

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Kawhi Leonard paced the Spurs with a team-high 18 points, six rebounds and three assists. Tim Duncan added 11 points, 11 rebounds and four assists.

The Clippers hold a 1-0 lead in the first-round series. Game 2 is set for the Staples Center on Wednesday.

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