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Blake Griffin with the dunk past LeBron James and Chris Bosh (VIDEO)

Nov 7, 2013, 11:33 PM EST

The Clippers dropped their nationally televised matchup against the Heat on Thursday, but Blake Griffin had by far the best statistical effort for his team, as well as one of the better highlights.

Miami’s defensive rotations broke down on this particular play late in the fourth, and Griffin took advantage by soaring past LeBron James and Chris Bosh to finish with the slam.

  1. antistratfordian - Nov 7, 2013 at 11:44 PM

    Griffin haters can’t really say much about this game. High Griffinition came to play and was doing it all.

    • somekat - Nov 8, 2013 at 1:07 AM

      Everyone knows he can dunk. It’s every single other aspect of the game that people question

      • antistratfordian - Nov 8, 2013 at 1:35 AM

        I realize that – which is why he cannot be questioned in this game. He made long jumpers, even a three, and got his low post game going in a half court set in crunch time. That’s exactly what people want to see from him.

      • zoomy123 - Nov 8, 2013 at 2:16 AM

        @antistratfordian

        What low post game are you talking about? You mean the play when he tried to post up LBJ and had to take an off balance, fade away hook shot? LOL! Who was he posting up? And the 3 he made was pure luck: a step back 3 with a defender in his face while the shot clock was expiring. And where was his defense? Griffin and Jordan were either late or absent all night long on their defensive rotations. How many layups did Ray Allen get in this game? Blake Griffin probably had the most un-impactful 27 points I’ve seen in a while. When Miami was starting to pull away the only person keeping them in the game was Jamal Crawford. Griffin didn’t start doing anything until the game was already basically over.

        1. Blake Griffin is an All-Star but he’s not a game-changer. Griffin has NEVER taken over a regular season game much less a playoff game. Ask Zach Randolph.

        2. Blake Griffin is below average defensively.

        3. Blake Griffin has NO low post moves.

        4. Blake Griffin cannot create his own shot. He needs to be set up by either CP3 or Jamal Crawford.

        5. The Clippers are paper tigers.

      • Kurt Helin - Nov 8, 2013 at 12:30 PM

        For the record, Griffin is 11-of-19 shooting in post up situations so far this season, via Synergy Sports (a video scouting service used by teams).

      • antistratfordian - Nov 8, 2013 at 2:38 AM

        Oh, I should add that he was also defending LeBron surprisingly well in the 4th ala Boris Diaw.

      • belleby123 - Nov 8, 2013 at 7:40 AM

        Well, Dwight Howard is a better player. And I would take Griffin any day of the week.

      • somekat - Nov 8, 2013 at 11:19 AM

        If you would take Griffin over Howard, it’s a good thing you are’t in charge of anything

        Or maybe that explains the Clippers entire history. You are in charge!

      • belleby123 - Nov 8, 2013 at 4:42 PM

        You’ll see, it won’t be long before Howard will run out of teams that will hire him.

      • somekat - Nov 8, 2013 at 8:47 PM

        What will I see?

        Great centers win championships. It’s been proven time and time again since the NBA was around

        Great forwards with limited defense win….a bunch of all star jersies

      • belleby123 - Nov 9, 2013 at 7:43 AM

        Great centers win championships? Luc Longley? Will Perdue? The Bulls won 6 without a great center.

      • somekat - Nov 9, 2013 at 5:18 PM

        The bulls are the exception, not the rule. If you don’t realize that, you are a clown.

      • belleby123 - Nov 10, 2013 at 8:45 AM

        Thanks, that sounds like a well thought out response.

      • somekat - Nov 13, 2013 at 11:02 PM

        I’ll spell it out, for the clowns

        Take out the Bulls, who had the best player of all time, there has not been one other team that sustained any success without a dominant center. Even the Heat have Bosh in the middle, and would NOT of won that 7 game series last year if he didn’t play out of his mind.

        Also, who finally ended the Jordan era? A dominant Center

      • belleby123 - Nov 14, 2013 at 5:52 PM

        That’s silly. Bosh doesn’t even seem like a center. More like a mediocre forward. Maybe you’re right, though, he does everything except getting points in the paint and rebounding. LOL.

      • moseskkim - Nov 8, 2013 at 12:32 PM

        argh! the dunk argument. it makes no sense!!! griffin is no larry sanders trying to dunk every ball because thats all he can do. he avg 20/10. 20..so what 10 dunks a game, every game, all year? hes working on his game and has been very nifty around the basket for years. watch him play. stop watching only highlights (though i dont blame you for watching them sick dunks)

      • somekat - Nov 8, 2013 at 2:28 PM

        im sure you’d like to think that, but this goes back to college. This isn’t something I learned from “watching only highlights”. He’s a guy that has been physically dominant his entire life. Some guys like that lean on it their whole lives. Some guys take that, and develop actual skills, and become dominant.

        I’ve seen nothing from him since college that shows growth in his game. He still can’t hit a jump shot, he still doesn’t move the ball well out of the post, and he still plays little to no defense. But I’m sure those “sick dunks” will be an awesome memory when the Clips never make it past the 2nd round

  2. ufools - Nov 8, 2013 at 9:40 AM

    Dwight Howard is a better player?? What???

    • belleby123 - Nov 8, 2013 at 4:55 PM

      I’m not sure I really believe that, I just wanted to take another pot shot at Howard. I really like Griffin as a player regardless.

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