The Dallas Mavericks had a night to forget on Nov. 29 as they were steamrolled by the Cleveland Cavaliers on their home floor. The loss was marred by poor shooting and defensive lapses, but there was one unforgettable play.
Kristaps Porzingis did a shot fake at the 3-point line and drove past Evan Mobley for a monster dunk. The 7’3 big man posterized Jarrett Allen on the play in one of the Mavs best dunks of the season.
The NBA took a moment to celebrate the incredible slam by cutting together five minutes of KP's best dunks, and here is a closer look at the video.
Dallas Mavericks star Kristaps Porzingis throws down unbelievable dunks
7’3 big men are not supposed to be able to put the ball on the floor and fly in for a thunderous dunk, but that is what makes KP the Unicorn. He has unique athletic gifts and the ability to throw down otherworldly dunks. Here is a look at some of his best ones.
Porzingis missed five games early in the season with a back injury. Since returning, he had been playing some of the best basketball of his career. The Unicorn was back to blocking shots and producing over 20 points and eight rebounds per game. Fans could see him finding his rhythm in head coach Jason Kidd’s system and putting up All-Star numbers.
Things went from bad to worse on Monday night when KP limped to the locker room late in the third quarter after injuring his ankle. He stepped on Maxi Kleber’s foot, and fans could see the ankle roll. X-rays were negative, and coach Kidd offered an update in his postgame presser.
Hopefully, Kristaps Porzingis makes a speedy recovery, and he can play in the Dallas Mavericks next game. Fans should enjoy the Unicorn’s best dunks because they are special. Stay tuned to The Smoking Cuban for the latest on his injury and all the happenings around the Mavs this season.