Posted May 16, 2013

Video: Grizzlies’ Tayshaun Prince dunks on Thunder’s Reggie Jackson, Serge Ibaka

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Grizzlies forward Tayshaun Prince threw down a monster dunk over Reggie Jackson and Serge Ibaka of the Thunder during the third quarter of an 88-84 win in Game 5 on Wednesday night.

With a little more than seven minutes remaining in the third quarter and Memphis leading 58-46, Grizzlies guard Mike Conley pushed the ball in transition, shoveling the ball to a trailing Prince who then attacked the paint at full speed. Picking up his dribble around the free-throw line, Prince cruised between Thabo Sefolosha and Jackson and then finished a lefty slam over Ibaka, the Thunder’s shot-blocking specialist. Wam. Bam. Who knew Prince, 33, could still sky like that?

Prince finished with eight points (on three-for-13 shooting) and six rebounds in 31 minutes. Zach Randolph led the way for the Grizzlies with 28 points and 14 rebounds, both game-highs. The Thunder got a team-high 21 points from Kevin Durant in a losing effort.

Memphis, the West’s No. 5 seed, eliminated the Thunder, the No. 1 seed, from the playoffs with a 4-1 victory in their Western Conference semifinals series. They will advance to face either San Antonio or Golden State in the Western Conference finals.

Prince’s slam joins the “Dunk of the Playoffs” conversation, which currently includes Spurs forward Kawhi LeonardKnicks guard Iman ShumpertRockets forward Carlos DelfinoThunder forward Kevin DurantWarriors center Andrew BogutBulls forward Taj GibsonPacers forward Gerald GreenPacers center Roy Hibbert and Warriors forward Harrison Barnes.

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cjhenry411
cjhenry411

Schadenfreudei/ˈʃɑːdənfrɔɪdə/ (German:[ˈʃaːdənˌfʁɔʏdə]) is pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others, or more specifically, pleasure in the misfortunes of the OKC Thunder. Some in the ancient world believed it to be far more satisfying than having a local basketball franchise (See "One injury away from the cellar" 2013 author unknown)