Don't miss this: Last day to save up to 83% on a Hartford Courant digital subscription
CT Now

Blake Griffin wins slam dunk contest by jumping over a car

Clippers rookie power forward Blake Griffin won the Slam Dunk contest by leaping over a compact car while catching a pass from teammate Baron Davis through the sunroof and then slamming the ball through the rim with two hands Feb. 19 at Staples Center. The final round was scored by fans nationwide. Griffin defeated Wizards center JaVale McGee, who did a one-handed catch and dunk in his final attempt. Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times