Posted November 27, 2012

Video: Top plays of the season so far

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We’re almost a month into the NBA season. Which rim-rattling dunks and jaw-dropping shots stuck with us? The Point Forward looks back at the most memorable plays of the 2012-13 season so far.

(Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comment section below.)

Above: Harrison Barnes puts the Wolves’ Nikola Pekovic on a poster with this jam. Barnes deserves some ROY consideration based on this dunk alone.

Jeremy Evans does it all for the Jazz, blocking Ronny Turiaf and then taking it to the rim.

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Few attack the rim harder than Rudy Gay, but let’s not overlook the crisp bounce pass from Marc Gasol that enables this dunk to happen.

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Andre Iguodala reminds everyone in Philly what he can do on the hardwood.

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Brandon Jennings added an exclamation point to his hot start with this game-winner.

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Welcome to the NBA, Jonas Valanciunas.

Sincerely, Kevin Durant.

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Rudy Gay makes his second appearance on the top plays list with a behind-the-back dribble that leads to an emphatic slam.

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DeMarcus Cousins, 6-foot-11, 270 pounds, goes coast-to-coast with surprising ease for the Kings. He should initiate all of Sacramento’s fast breaks!

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Despite this vicious dunk from the Celtics’ Jeff Green, Utah’s Al Jefferson says he would love to return to Boston one day.

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Blake Griffin denies Deron Williams on this spectacular block.

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Great teamwork from the Jazz here as Randy Foye grabs the rebound and finds DeMarre Carroll, who sets up Alec Burks for the slam.

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Andre Miller, the patron saint of alley-oops, finds Kenneth Faried with another beauty of a pass.

2 comments
ajax723
ajax723

Although I like the Jermey Evans play (incredible block, incredible finish and he still gets back on D) as the best so far, I still make the "sour face" each time after watching that Harrison Barnes dunk... at least 27 times so far!

DavidWolf
DavidWolf

How do you not have the Manu Ginobili play from the the weekend where he steals the ball, gets bumped out of bounds so he dribbles it between the defender's legs...comes back inbounds to the ball...and drives the hoop, gets the hard foul AND the layup?!?!?