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Dwight Howard swats Blake Griffin’s shot into the stands (VIDEO)

Nov 10, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT

Dwight Howard attempted to make a statement early in his team’s contest against the Clippers on Saturday, coming over to help defensively and swatting Blake Griffin‘s shot attempt deep into the stands.

It was an intimidation move by Howard and not a smart one, because keeping the ball in play or deflecting it to a teammate would ultimately have had a more positive overall effect. But it was a highlight play nonetheless, even if the game’s ultimate outcome wasn’t as similarly pleasing to those pulling for the Rockets.

The Clippers came back from a nine-point halftime deficit to outscore Houston 61-39 over the final two periods, and L.A. came away with its second double digit victory over Houston in the past five days.

  1. kb2408 - Nov 10, 2013 at 11:47 AM

    Smart play and Dwight usually doesn’t coexist.

    • sportsfan18 - Nov 11, 2013 at 8:23 AM

      Thumbs down!

      He’s a mental midget…

  2. losanginsight - Nov 10, 2013 at 12:45 PM

    This Houston team is not very good.

  3. davidly - Nov 10, 2013 at 2:47 PM

    I honestly don’t believe he had a chance to keep that in play.

    • kb2408 - Nov 10, 2013 at 7:17 PM

      Of course he didn’t, after slapping it like he was spiking a volleyball. Tim Duncan would’ve blocked it and saved it. But of course he’s a smarter player than Dwight ever will be.

      • sportsfan18 - Nov 11, 2013 at 8:27 AM

        He was just pretending it was Kobe’s face…

  4. pbtunpaidwriter - Nov 10, 2013 at 7:47 PM

    There is almost no way you can keep that in play after getting up that high and swatting it with one hand.

    He still is human, especially at the FT line. Low blow haha…

    • sportsfan18 - Nov 11, 2013 at 8:25 AM

      Not that low of a blow…

      Dwight’s career free throw percentage is still well above Shaq’s…

      Dwight is mentally weak though.

      • skids003 - Nov 11, 2013 at 12:02 PM

        Maybe they should hire Elena Della Donne to teach him how to shoot free throws. She makes 94%, this clown is in the 40’s.

  5. eugenesaxe1 - Nov 10, 2013 at 9:39 PM

    Ehh, sometimes you just have to smack the bejesus out of the ball. If it goes out of bounds, so be it.

  6. belleby123 - Nov 11, 2013 at 4:40 PM

    I’m mad at Dwight Howard–he’s taken a lot of heat off of the Heat players as the guys you love to hate.

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