Posted November 19, 2013

Video: Nets’ Shaun Livingston dunks with the left hand over Blazers’ Robin Lopez

Ben Golliver, Brooklyn Nets, Portland Trail Blazers, Robin Lopez, Shaun Livingston

Nets guard Shaun Livingston threw down a pretty fly-by left-handed poster dunk over Blazers center Robin Lopez at the Barclays Center on Monday night.

With Brooklyn leading 24-21 and a little more than five minutes remaining in the first quarter, Livingston set up the offense at the top of the key. Lulling Damian Lillard to sleep with a few between-the-legs dribbles, Livingston burst to his left and attacked the paint. LaMarcus Aldridge stepped over to keep Livingston out of the middle, but Livingston just kept going to his left rather than stopping or passing out of traffic.

As Livingston launched from just outside the protected circle, Lopez slid over with his right arm extended to challenge the driving attempt. Livingston initially took the ball up with both hands but he switched to his left as he drifted towards the baseline, and he squeezed in the southpaw slam with his body turned sideways, practically parallel to the backboard.

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Portland overcame a 40-point first quarter by Brooklyn to win 108-98, capturing its seventh straight victory.

LaMarcus Aldridge scored a game-high 27 points (on 9-for-16 shooting) and added eight rebounds. Wesley Matthews added 24 points (on 9-for-13 shooting) and had five three-pointers.

Livingston led the Nets with 23 points (on 8-for-14 shooting).

Portland improved to 9-2; Brooklyn dropped to 3-7.

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