JaVale McGee leaps over imaginary Kia to block Blake Griffin

The box score for the last 24 hours of pro hoops at Staples Center reads like this: 522 points, five overtimes, two victories for Los Angeles teams.

But what really counts is a seconds-long highlight clip supplied by Wizards’ All-Star Game dunk-contest robbery victim JaVale McGee, who leaps over an imaginary Kia to block a shot by the Clippers’ Blake Griffin in Washington’s 127-119 double-overtime loss Wednesday night.

Griffin was the overall winner , in a game that left everyone feeling a little fuzzy. (Asked the last time he played more than 50 minutes, Griffin said, “Uh, I don’t know, to be honest. That’s a good question.”) The Wizards just picked themselves up and moved on.

Meant lossRT @jimmywa11: We fought hard and competed...But came away with a tough lost...#wizardsnation!less than a minute ago via EchofonJohn Wall

Just landed in Denver.... EXAUSTED!!!less than a minute ago via TwitterrificJaVale McGee

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.
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