LOS ANGELES (Sporting Alert) – DeAndre Jordan delivered a monster dunk over Brandon Knight in one of the highlighted moments in the Los Angeles Clippers’ 129-97 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday night.
Jordan only ended with 13 points and seven rebounds, but his impressive dunk late in the second half brought the Clippers fans and his teammates to their feet at Staples Center.
Chris Paul, who setup Jordan for his dunk, paced the Clippers with a double/double of 20 points and 14 assists, while Blake Griffin finished with 22 points and eight rebounds.
Matt Barnes went a perfect 5-for-5 from the field, all from three-point range, to add 16 points as Los Angeles ran away from the Pistons with a dominating run in the second quarter.
Jose Calderon led the way for Detroit with 18 points, who Jonas Jerebko added in 14 and eight boards in the defeat to the Pistons, which suffered its eighth defeat in nine games and the 14th straight loss to a Western Conference team.
Detroit was again without head coach Lawrence Frank, who missed for the third straight time.
Caron Butler scored 15 points and pulled down five boards for the Clippers, which played without the injured Jamal Crawford (ankle) and reserve G Eric Bledsoe (calf).