LOS ANGELES – The play that may have defined DeAndre Jordan’s best outing of the young season came early in the fourth quarter when he rejected a DeJuan Blair layup from behind, briefly stared at the crowd and then turned to sprint up court.

Or maybe it was when he jumped into the passing lane, tipped the ball away after an errant pass by Kawhi Leonard and wound up with a breakaway double-pump dunk on the other end.