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Griffin head over heels

Updated: March 20, 2009, 2:07 AM ET
By Andy Katz

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Blake Griffin might be the fittest player in the country. He also might be the most acrobatic.

He needed to be to avoid a serious injury late Thursday night when Morgan State's Ameer Ali flipped him over his shoulder. Ali was ejected immediately as Griffin tucked his head and landed on his back. The gymnastic move saved the national player of the year favorite from landing on his neck as his back braced the fall.

"I tried to land on my feet, but ...

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