Dallas Mavericks center Brandan Wright is used to being put on posters. It’s not that he’s not a good defender – he is, in fact. But as a defender, your job protecting the rim puts you in harms way.
That’s something Los Angeles Clippers power forward Blake Griffin isn’t used to as he’s usually the one putting defenders like Wright on posters. But not on Thursday night as Wright unleashed a vicious dunk on Griffin, returning the favor he so often dishes out.
With just under ten minutes left in the second quarter, Wright made his way down court where Griffin was waiting. As Wright took the pass and streaked toward the rim, Griffin went to block his shot but that didn’t go so well as Wright flushed home a hammer dunk, right in the fact of Griffin.
It’s not very often we see Griffin be the victim of an abusive dunk (maybe because he doesn’t play defense?! Oh snapz) but it happened Thursday.
Wright ended up getting the last laugh too as the Mavericks pulled out a six-point win.