Posted May 09, 2013

Video: Knicks’ Iman Shumpert throws down monster putback dunk against Pacers

2013 NBA playoffs, Ben Golliver, Iman Shumpert, Indiana Pacers, New York Knicks

Knicks guard Iman Shumpert threw down a monster putback dunk during a 105-79 win over the Pacers in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference semifinals series on Tuesday.

With a little over eight minutes remaining in the second quarter, Shumpert charged from well outside the three-point line to attack the offensive glass following a missed three-pointer by Chris Copeland. The four Pacers players in the paint failed to get a body on Shumpert, who timed his leap perfectly to catch the ricochet off the back rim with his right hand. He corralled the rebound and went straight into a dunk all in one motion while in midair, finishing the slam with authority before slapping the ball to the official. 

Shumpert finished with 15 points (on seven-for-11 shooting), six rebounds and three assists in 29 minutes. The Knicks were led by a game-high 32 points from Carmelo Anthony. Pacers forward Paul George had a team-high 20 points and four rebounds in a losing effort.

The series is now tied at one game apiece. Game 3 is set for Indiana on Saturday night.

2 comments
DanCohn
DanCohn

VERY ELECTRIFYING DUNK ITS GREAT TO SEE SHUMP ALL THE WAY BACK FROM HIS SURGERY HE IS PLAYING REALLY WELL IN THE PLAYOFFS HE HAS TURNED HIS GAME UP A NOTCH FROM THE REGULAR SEASON THATS WHAT GOOD PLAYERS DO AT PLAYOFF TIME!!!!.