Video: Lakers’ Wesley Johnson dunks over Pelicans’ Lou Amundson
Lakers guard Wesley Johnson dunked over New Orleans Pelicans forward Lou Amundson at the Staples Center on Tuesday night.
With a little more than one minute remaining before halftime, Steve Blake attacked to his left off the dribble, drawing the attention of multiple Pelicans as he turned the corner towards the paint. Once Tyreke Evans turned his head, Johnson cut quickly backdoor, receiving a well-timed bounce pass from Blake just as he approached the paint.
Amundson, who signed with the Pelicans this week, rotated over to help as best he could, but it was already too late. Johnson rose high for the two-handed dunk, throwing it home over the contesting effort.
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L.A. went on to easily defeat New Orleans 116-95. Johnson finished with five points (on 2-for-4 shooting) and five rebounds assist. Jordan Hill led the Lakers with 21 points (on 7-for-12 shooting) and 11 rebounds.
Eric Gordon led the Pelicans with 17 points (on 5-for-13 shooting) and three assists in the loss.
The Lakers improved to 4-5; the Pelicans dropped to 3-5.