Dallas Mavericks: Boban Marjanovic makes hilarious play against Suns

Dallas Mavericks Boban Marjanovic (Photo by Ashley Landis-Pool/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Boban Marjanovic (Photo by Ashley Landis-Pool/Getty Images) /
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Dallas Mavericks center Boban Marjanovic makes a hilarious play in loss to the Suns

The Dallas Mavericks wrapped up their seeding games slate on Aug. 13 against the Phoenix Suns. They were already locked into seventh in the Western Conference and a first-round playoff matchup with the LA Clippers. The Mavs were just using it as one final tune-up before the postseason.

Kristaps Porzingis missed Thursday’s game with a heel injury. It is not believed to be serious, but the injury opened up a spot in the starting five. Boban Marjanovic filled in admirably against the Suns. He finished with 18 points, 20 rebounds, and three assists in 29 minutes of action. Bobi continues to put up monster numbers.

Marjanovic also made a hilarious highlight on Thursday. Let us take a closer look at it.

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Boban Marjanovic turns dunk into hilarious play in Dallas Mavericks loss to the Suns

Luka Doncic attempted an entry pass to Boban in the paint in the second quarter. It was deflected by Mikal Bridges only to pop off the backboard and into the arms of Marjanovic. He towered over everyone for the putback, but Bobi was not done there. Check out the play here.

That is a header Cristiano Ronaldo would be proud of from Marjanovic. It cost Dallas one point as they received a technical foul for their second delay of game warning. The laugh was worth the point on Thursday afternoon.

Bobi has played a larger role in the restart. He earned minutes in seven of the team’s eight seeding games. Marjanovic averaged 8.1 points and 6.3 rebounds in 12.1 minutes per from Orlando.

Expect Boban Marjanovic to be on the floor against the LA Clippers in the playoffs. Ivica Zubac dominated in the paint during their bubble matchup. Coach Carlisle will counter with Bobi at some point. It will be a fascinating series to watch from Walt Disney World, so do not miss it.

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