DeAndre Jordan Whiffs on Alley-Oop Attempt, Gets Ball Stuck in Rim at TD Garden (Video)

This isn’t exactly how they draw it up in Lob City.

Clippers forward DeAndre Jordan is known for his ability to finish at the rim — he entered Wednesday night’s game in Boston with the highest field goal percentage in the NBA — but he wasn’t able to convert one alley-oop attempt late in the first quarter against the Celtics.

With Los Angeles trailing by three points early, Chris Paul drove toward the hoop and lobbed up a pass to Jordan. The big man was unable to hold up his end of the bargain, though. Jordan misjudged his slam, throwing down a slightly off-target dunk that resulted in the ball getting lodged between the rim and the backboard.

Though Jordan may not have pulled off the highlight-reel dunk he desired, his team did get a win, coming back from a six-point halftime deficit to knock of the Celtics 96-88 in Doc Rivers‘ first game back at TD Garden.

Check out the botched alley-oop in the video below.

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