Blake Griffin’s Dunk of the Year Part of Big Night Against Thunder

Los Angeles Clippers Blake Griffin during a ga...

Blake Griffin’s Dunk of the Year Part of Big Night Against Thunder: For some reason, Blake Griffin loves playing at home against the Oklahoma City Thunder. His monster one-handed dunk over Kendrick Perkins will be highlight reel fodder for months. LeBron James tweeted it was “Dunk of the Year.” Even as a Thunder fan, I can appreciate the monster dunk. Kevin Durant needs to have some of those to fire up his team.

Griffin’s 22 points put the game out of reach early and often Jan. 30, unfortunately for Thunder fans. Yet the team should have seen the big man coming. All Perkins could do was foul him. At the time of the dunk, the game was already too far out of reach as the exhausted Thunder simply couldn’t keep up despite the Clippers coming off a game in Denver the night before.

ESPN reported Griffin had 18 points and nine rebounds back on Nov. 3, 2010, when the Thunder traveled to L.A. to play the Clippers last season. Griffin was part of Clippers’ squad that was much more energetic than the Thunder. Perhaps the rough NBA season is catching up with Oklahoma City. Maybe the Clippers simply have the Thunder’s number. Griffin certainly likes throwing down one-handed dunks. Continue Story…

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