Video: Bulls’ Taj Gibson throws down poster dunk on Nets’ Kris Humphries
Taj Gibson only scored four points in Chicago’s 79-76 Game 3 win over Brooklyn on Thursday, but two of the four won’t soon be forgotten.
With a little more than eight minutes remaining in the second quarter and Chicago leading 24-20, Gibson set a high screen for Nate Robinson. Nets forward Andray Blatche shuffled over to prevent Robinson from driving, creating a clear cutting lane for Gibson, who was quickly fed a bounce pass as he attacked the free throw line. Collecting the pass in stride and taking a few steps to gather himself, Gibson then launched high over a helping Kris Humphries, who gamely tried to block the dunk attempt but really had no chance. Gibson finished with authority, letting out a scream after stuffing it.
Chicago, the Eastern Conference’s No. 5 seed, took a 2-1 series lead over Brooklyn, the No. 4 seed. Game 4 is set for Saturday in Chicago.