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Blake Griffin led seven players in double figures with 22 points on 9 of 12 shooting and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Detroit Pistons 129-97 on Sunday night for their 10th win in 13 games.
Chris Paul had 20 points and 14 assists, and Caron Butler added 15 points before leaving in the third quarter with a left elbow contusion. Matt Barnes had 16 points, DeAndre Jordan added 13 points and seven rebounds, Willie Green 11 points and Chauncey Billups 10 points.
The Clippers set season highs for points scored and shooting percentage (62) while leading the entire game. Their old high of 125 points came in a win over the Lakers last month.
Jose Calderon was one of five Pistons in double figures with 18 points as they lost their fifth in a row overall, fourth straight to the Clippers, and fell to 0-11 on the road against Western Conference opponents.
Pistons coach Lawrence Frank missed his third straight game because of a family matter. Assistant Brian Hill, who is running the team, said he doesn't expect Frank back for the remainder of the four-game trip.
The Clippers dominated the paint, 56-28, and in fast-break points, 22-10, while improving to 25-7 at home.
Paul picked up his fourth foul early in the fourth quarter and sat down to watch the second unit finish off the game.
Los Angeles opened the third period on a 12-1 run that increased its lead to 82-55. Griffin scored seven points, highlighted by his dunk off Paul's alley-oop pass, Billups hit a 3-pointer and Butler scored on a driving dunk. The quarter ended with the Clippers outscoring Detroit 11-5 to take a 98-70 lead into the fourth quarter. Paul scored their final six points after setting up Jordan for another thunderous dunk.
The Clippers led 70-52 at halftime, getting six 3-pointers in the second quarter to produce their highest-scoring half this season. Barnes hit their first three long-range baskets in a row, then Green, Butler and Paul chipped in.
The Clippers built their largest lead of the half at 26 points on a 28-12 run that included two monster dunks from the 6-foot-11 Jordan. His first one off Paul's alley-oop pass left Brandon Knight - who is 8 inches shorter - flat on his back with a foul. That dunk quickly made Jordan a trending topic on Twitter.
Clippers G Jamal Crawford missed his second consecutive game with a sore left ankle. He was shooting 60 percent and averaging 23.0 points in a four-game stretch before getting hurt. ... The Clippers were without G Eric Bledsoe (sore left calf). ... Hill said he speaks to Frank a couple times daily. ''It's his team so we talk about personnel,'' Hill said. ''He's pretty much letting me run it the way I want to run it, which is pretty much the way he runs it.'' ... Paul is five points from reaching 10,000 in his career. ... Detroit is 8-22 on the road. ... Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro said G Maalik Wayns was signed to a 10-day contract to provide an extra body at practice. Crawford and Bledsoe haven't been practicing and F Trey Thompkins has been out all season. Wayns made his debut in the fourth quarter. ... San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick attended the game wearing a camouflage backpack.
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PLAYA VISTA, Calif. By the time Clippers center DeAndre Jordan got home Sunday night, he had already picked up a few thousand Twitter followers who had seen the thunderous dunk he threw down over Detroit Pistons guard Brandon Knight.
Then he watched it and saw the reactions of his teammates and fans.
I thought they were going to invite me to the White House, Jordan said Monday...
If you were in bed before 11pm last night, you may have missed the dunk of the year-or at least one of the top 3. I don’t usually post things on other teams, but this is worth a look. Deandre Jordan of the Clippers absolutely baptized poor Brandon Knight of Detroit. Twitter exploded with some pretty great tweets. Enjoy the dunk, some of the tweets, and a few pics….
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During a game with the Los Angeles Clippers, Detroit Piston guard Brandon Knight got caught under the basket while Deandre Jordan threw down a monster dunk. Unfortunately for Knight, he has to deal with the multiple media outlets that have an opinion on every angle of the dunk. At 6’3”, the guard should just get out of the way. What was Knight thinking? Personally, I think he’s...
As if getting his ankles broken by Kyrie Irving during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend wasn't bad enough for Pistons' Brendon Knight, then this most certainly is worse.
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It wouldn't be a week here at That NBA Lottery Pick without a couple of high-flying slam dunks by Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin.During Sunday night's first half against the Detroit Pistons, Griffin had two spectacular dunking efforts including this nice alley-oop from Caron Butler:Only a couple of seconds later, watch as Blake juggles the ball but throws down the...
Caron Butler is expected to miss 1 week with an elbow strain suffered in Sunday night’s win over the Pistons.
VDN said Caron Butler expected to miss “about a week” w/ left elbow strain. MRI Monday morning revealed “no structural damage”
— Los Angeles Clippers (@LAClippers) March 11, 2013
DeAndre Jordan's fantasy line Sunday wasn't anything too special. The Clippers center made all five of his shots and finished with 13 points, seven rebounds and two blocks. But it's this dunk (see the video after the jump) that is so memorable.
Pity Brandon Knight. What was going through the Pistons
guard's mind when he tried to block this dunk? Know that...
Los Angles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan completely disregarded Pistons guard Brandon Knight’s presence Sunday at the Staples Center. Brandon Knight was at the wrong place at the wrong time getting posterized by Jordan on this alley-oop from Chris Paul. Cleanup on aisle 3.
DeAndre Jordan!!!! Dayyyuummmm!! Dunk of the year #littletikeshoop
— LeBron James (@KingJames) March...
Remember when Blake Griffin posterized Pau Gasol multiple times in one game, well DeAndre Jordan might of just outdone him (and with only one dunk). During the Los Angeles Clippers home game against the Detroit Pistons DeAndre got a lob from CP3 and this was the result: I’ve watched the video at least 20 times, [...]
Over the weekend we might have seen the dunk of the year in the NBA by a Los Angeles Clipper, and it wasn’t Blake Griffin. This monster alley oop jam was thrown down by center DeAndre Jordan. Check it out below.
Chris Paul threw a perfect pass to Jordan, who threw down the monster one hand slam over the Pistons Brandon Knight.
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Unless you’ve been hiding out in some cavern, you probably have seen the way DeAndre Jordan killed Brandon Knight’s soul during the Sunday night meeting of the Clippers and the Pistons. Well, the internet has went to town and here are some of the best memes I came across. The post All Of Your “DeAndre Jordan Murked Brandon Knight” Memes In One Place (Photos, Obviously...
The dunk heard round the world came during last night Pistons-Clippers game. Yeah, we all know by now that DeAndre Jordan destroyed Brandon Knight while completing an alley-oop from Chris Paul.
As usual, Twitter and the internet got creative and before long a slew of Brandon Knight memes and GIFs were surfacing. We went digging and pulled the 30 best that the internet had to offer...
Personally, I've run out of words to describe some of these amazing slam dunks pulled off by the Los Angeles Clippers.To make this simple, I'm going to say this....DeAndre Jordan just dunked on Detroit Pistons guard Brandon Knight hard.The dunk was so impressive that it caused little kids at Staples Center to freak out: