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Blake Griffin more than just dunks

Despite New York stage, Clippers rookie lets the game come to him in a 116-108 win

Updated: February 10, 2011, 10:27 AM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

NEW YORK -- Timofey Mozgov could feel it coming. Blake Griffin could smell it. The sellout crowd at Madison Square Garden nervously inhaled all together, waiting to be thrilled.

All that was missing was the theme music to "Jaws."

Only this time, Griffin didn't dunk.

Six feet out, Mozgov in perfect step-stool position, another poster waiting to be framed, and Griffin didn't dunk. He laid it in. A smooth finger roll. And it was kind of weird.

Such is the peculiar nature of ...

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