The Oklahoma City Thunder may still hold the top spot in the Western Conference after Monday, but the Clippers walked away with a decisive win and a little bit of Kendrick Perkins' dignity.
Blake Griffin News
Chris Paul has finally been traded to the Los Angeles Clippers. Initially, the thought was that he would be traded to the Los Angeles Lakers.
Then he was traded to the Lakers, but the league (David Stern) vetoed the trade. Ironically, Paul's former team, the New Orleans Hornets, are owned by the league, and the league gave those in charge of the team full autonomy. But, David Stern revoked that, as well, and vetoed the trade anyway.
Blake Griffin was the odds-on favorite to win the NBA's dunk contest this year.
Blake Griffin is known for his spectacular slam dunks and being the favorite in the "Rookie of the Year" race, despite being in his second year in the league.
Griffin did more than dunk on Monday night, dropping 47 points on the Indiana Pacers. He also added 14 rebounds, marking his 27th consecutive double-double. It was his 33rd double-double on the season.