Chris Paul serves up Blake Griffin for two jaw-dropping alley-oop windmill dunks (video)
Chris Paul made his return to the Los Angeles Clippers lineup following an 18-game absence due to a separated shoulder and made things feel like the “Lob City” of old by feeding Blake Griffin two alley-oops which the high-flying forward threw down with authority courtesy of acrobatic and dunktastic windmill slams.
In a game that turned into a 123-78 romp over the Philadelphia 76ers, the two teammates put on the awe-inspiring aerial show on consecutive possessions. Following the second of the two displays of aerial wonder, the Clippers already were in the process of serving up a savage beatdown of the Sixers, going up by a score of 62-21 with just under four minutes remaining in the second quarter.
Paul played a shade under 23 minutes in his first game back, scoring 7 points and notching 8 assists. But it was nice just to be back.
“It felt great just to play. You never know what it’s going to be like until you actually get out there and compete,” Paul said, according to an NBA.com report. “A lot of things go through your mind out there, especially when you come back because you want to make sure you’re not too tired and not trying too hard. But at the same time, we’ve been playing extremely well and I didn’t want to break up our rhythm.”
Griffin finished the game with 26 points, 11 rebounds and even added 6 assists of his own in the romp. In a incident that left Clippers fans holding their breath, Griffin made his way back to the locker room during the first quarter for a closer look at a bruised shin he suffered late in the quarter.
But given the stupefying windmill dunks he threw down in the second quarter, it is obvious Griffin is no worse for wear. And probably extremely happy to have his Clippers cohort CP3 back on the court feeding him the rock so he could demonstrate the magical acts he routinely performs above the rim.