It is not the type of play that happens too often, but Gerald Green recently pulled off a spectacular dunk when completing an alley-oop off the glass to himself. The guard for the Phoenix Suns is one of the best in the NBA at dunking the ball, and certainly showed it last night.
Gerald Green was the NBA’s Slam Dunk Contest champion in 2007, and has had several gravity defying dunks already in the 2013-2014 season. The Suns are currently fighting for a spot in the playoffs, along with the Dallas Mavericks’ who received some help last night with a big performance from Dirk Nowitzki.
Green’s epic play happened during a game last night with the Portland Trailblazers. The Suns ended up winning the 109-93, and it was played in Portland. The Blazers dropped to 49-28 with the loss and still sit in the West’s No. 5 seed.
Meanwhile, the Suns are tied with Memphis Grizzlies for the 8th seed with a record of 45-31. Gerald Green finished the game with a game-high 32 points, five rebounds and two assists. Eric Bledsoe also added a career-high 30 points, and seven rebounds for Phoenix. Portland was led by 18 points each from Robin Lopez and LaMarcus Aldridge.
The rare type of dunk came in the fourth quarter, and just as it began, the Blazers led 80-79. At the start of the quarter, Green awkwardly picked up his dribble near the free-throw line, and was forced to improvise, hoping to give the Suns the lead.
In one of the most spectacular dunks of any player’s career, he proceeded to chuck the ball high off the right side of the glass, as Robin Lopez, Portland’s only interior defender, was otherwise occupied playing defense. After bouncing off the glass, it came back to Gerald Green cleanly and he attacked the hoop, catching the pass to himself with two hands and finishing the easy flush.
If LeBron did what Gerald Green did last night it would break SportsCenter.
— Tim Ring (@timring3TV) April 5, 2014
Gerald Green can sky.. Wowsers!!