Not too much went wrong for star power forward Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night during their 113-100 victory over the L.A. Clippers at Staples Center, but Pelicans shooting guard DeAndre Liggins was certainly on the wrong end of a play late in the fourth quarter.
With many of the reserves getting playing time for both teams, Clippers rookie shooting guard Sindarius Thornwell put Liggins on a poster with a monster dunk that even got Davis up off his feet from the New Orleans bench.
A video of Thornwell’s eye-opening dunk on Liggins and Davis’ priceless reaction, which was posted on Twitter by the official NBA account, can be viewed below.
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That is a very impressive play, but you have to at least give Liggins some credit for the effort on defense in a game that was already decided. As for Davis, who had a game-high 28 points on 11-of-22 shooting, had his own jaw-dropping dunk earlier in the third quarter on a lob off the backboard from point guard Rajon Rondo.
Thornwell opened up about his highlight-worthy dunk after the game.
“I don’t know. Just being aggressive. Just a moment thing.
Our shot was getting blocked all night, so didn’t want my shot to get blocked,” Thornwell said with a smile.
The Pelicans, who improved to 47-34 on the night, will host the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night in the regular season finale for both teams. The contest will surely have an impact on seeding for multiple teams in the wild Western Conference playoff race.