Dwight Howard swats Blake Griffin’s shot into the stands (VIDEO)

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Dwight Howard attempted to make a statement early in his team’s contest against the Clippers on Saturday, coming over to help defensively and swatting Blake Griffin’s shot attempt deep into the stands.

It was an intimidation move by Howard and not a smart one, because keeping the ball in play or deflecting it to a teammate would ultimately have had a more positive overall effect. But it was a highlight play nonetheless, even if the game’s ultimate outcome wasn’t as similarly pleasing to those pulling for the Rockets.

The Clippers came back from a nine-point halftime deficit to outscore Houston 61-39 over the final two periods, and L.A. came away with its second double digit victory over Houston in the past five days.