(CBS/AP) L.A. Clippers star Blake Griffin didn't just dunk the ball in the team's 112-100 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder Monday night -- he absolutely crushed it.
During the 3rd quarter of the game in Los Angeles, with the Clippers leading 70-51, Griffin laid down an incredible and ferocious one-handed slam dunk over Thunder player Kendrick Perkins. Safe to say, the crowd reacted with amazement.
Watch the dunk below:
The forward downplayed his achievement. "CP (Chris Paul) commands so much attention out there," said Griffin. "He came off the pick-and-roll and he hit me in stride."
Clippers guard Paul, who scored 26 points and had 14 assists in the game, said it was the most amazing thing he has ever seen. "You're watching the game, I'm playing the game," he said. "I can get excited for a split second, but I got to keep everybody locked in and make sure we let that go."
Clippers center DeAndre Jordan gave Griffin a bear hug right after the dunk. "I was shocked," said Jordan. "I didn't know what to do, so I just grabbed him. I hit him kind of hard. I'm going to go home and watch it again. It's probably going to be the screensaver on my phone."
"He armlocked me," Griffin said of Jordan. "I couldn't breathe."
Watch Griffin's and his teammates' reactions to the dunk:
Griffin's slam also sparked reaction on Twitter with his fellow athletes past and present tweeting in:
Arizona Cardinals football player Larry Fitzgerald: "Blake Griffin just made one of the top dunks of the season. Maybe even his career! #Beast."
Miami Heat's LeBron James: "Dunk of the Year!! @blakegriffin just dunked on Kendrick Perkins so hard!! Wow!! I guess I'm #2 now. Move over #6."
L.A. Lakers legend Magic Johnson: "The @blakegriffin dunk tonight over Perkins made me realize that he's one of the best in-game dunkers in @NBA history."
Football player Terrell Owens: "OMG!!! OMG!!! Who just saw the dunk by @blakegriffin on kendrick perkins?!! This dude is a beast!!"
In the end, Griffin totaled 22 points in the game as the Clippers ended the Thunder's four-game winning streak.