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Dennis Smith Jr. throws down arguably the best dunk of the season

One of the highlights of the season and a sure "dunk of the year" candidate, the Dallas Mavericks rookie guard gave himself a bounce lob and finished with a two-fisted flush.


Kahron Spearman


Dallas Mavericks point guard Dennis Smith Jr. continues to dazzle in his rookie season, unleashing highlight after highlight. 

 

Last night, in a win over the Portland Trail Blazers, the 20-year-old may have put out his best highlight yet, as he submitted himself for a surefire "dunk of the year" candidate.

Late in the fourth quarter, with the Mavs leading the West's No. 3 seed by six, Smith Jr. got the jump on Portland's All-Star guard Damian Lillard, poking away a loose ball away and racing down court. 

 

Typically a player picks up the ball for an easy flush, but Smith isn't typical. The six-foot-two guard gave himself bounce lob into the lane at full speed, quickly rose up, caught it with two hands, and punched it in, to the uproar of his teammates and Mavericks fans.

Should have pulled that one out at the All-Star Game. That was unbelievable.

Rick Carlisle: Head coach, Dallas Mavericks
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