Blake Griffin has Timofey Mozgov, Kendrick Perkins and Pau Gasol. And after Sunday night, DeAndre Jordan has Brandon Knight.
"That was the best dunk of the year," Griffin said. "It's the best dunk I've seen in person."
Jordan caught a lob from Chris Paul, cocked back and turned Knight into a trending topic on Twitter with a vicious slam during the Clippers' 129-97 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday at Staples Center.
"It was a great pass by Chris, and honestly, I didn't see Brandon until I caught the ball," Jordan said. "After that, was just, yeah...."
Paul described what followed the dunk as "the aftermath." The crowd went nuts as the scoreboard replayed the highlight over and over. The bench nearly rushed the floor, and Paul, usually pretty calm, howled as he slapped Jordan on the chest.
"It was pretty impressive," Paul said. "I usually try not to react after all those different types of dunks, but that one was pretty good."
Jordan and all four other starters finished in double figures, and Matt Barnes scored 16, hitting all five of his 3-point shots.
The 129 points are the most the Clippers have scored in a game this season.
Jordan's dunk wasn't the only highlight Sunday night, with Paul crossing over anyone who got in his way and Griffin dominating in light minutes because of foul trouble.
Griffin led the Clippers with 22 points despite only playing 22 minutes. Paul added 20 and 14 assists, combining with Griffin to shoot 18 of 24 from the field.
Clippers pummel Pistons
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