caseyholdahl

Mar 30

Video: J.J. Hickson Dunk Day In L.A.

By caseyholdahl Posted in: Blazers, Clippers, JJHickson
A game at the Staples Center, on the second night of a back-to-back, with LaMarcus Aldridge sidelined with a sore elbow is always going to be a tough one to get. And it was.

The Trail Blazers, behind the inspired play of J.J. Hickson, battled in a back-and-forth contest against the Clippers in L.A. before being bested 98-97 on a late Chris Paul layin.

While Portland was unable to secure a win, they did get an extended glimpse into the abilities of a properly motivated Hickson. He finished the night with 29 points, most of those coming in the paint, and 13 rebounds in his first start as a Trail Blazer.

When you shoot 68 percent from the field, you know you're getting good shots. And in J.J.'s case, those shots came by the way of rim-assaulting dunks, including a finish over DeAndre Jordan, on national television no less, that will not be soon forgotten. Just punishment.

Enjoy that dunk ...


And another one ...


And another one ...

3 Comments

  1. Love it. Nice to see a Blazer getting aggressive and going for it. Especially against those show off Clippers! Woot woot JJ! Way to make an impact! :)

    by Niki C on 3/31/2012 2:36 AM
  2. Wish Lamarcus would be this aggressive off the pick and roll.

    by Richard Ackerman on 3/31/2012 9:18 AM
  3. Lamarcus is my fav. but I agree w/ u Richard Ackerman ;) Hickson filled in awesome! Excellent job Mr. Hickson (it's "Mr." bc he played like a man! ;)! :) I believe he can play like this along side Lamarcus. Hickson's energy is 1 of the things this team really needs every night; when he was w/ the Cavs, he would sometimes bring it like this; if he can keep this up (which I think he can ;), we need 2 sign him to a multi-yr. deal (Flynn oooooof course 2 ;). I know we lost last night but I still like what ALL our guys did out there ON THE ROAD (if this was @ home I would STILL be proud of our guys ;)!

    by Simpson on 3/31/2012 10:20 AM
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