The Indiana Pacers didn’t start off this year’s preseason so hot when they opened it up with a loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves. However, they would face them again Friday night in another preseason exhibition game, looking to get revenge and get the victory this time around.
The game was close in the fourth quarter and with about half of a minute left in the fourth quarter, the Pacers looked to wrap things up as they were clinging on to a 94-90 lead. However, Indiana drew up a picture-perfect play that looked like it basically ended the game.
With guard Ben Hansbrough inbounding the pass, he found Gerald Green perfectly for a the monster throw-down as he hooked up with him for an alley-oop. The dunk was heard from around the arena and it definitely gave fans a taste of what team they would be seeing this season in Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Green rocked the crowd with his monster dunk and he practically helped end the game with that dunk, putting Indiana up 96-90. They ended up winning the contest, 96-91. Green has had some monster dunks like this before, like when he helped put up big highlight plays with the Brooklyn Nets or when he won the dunk contest back in 2004.
Green was signed to a contract by Indiana back in the off-season, looking to provide bench support. When I last talked to the 6-8 swingman about a week ago, I asked him who was the better dunker: him or Paul George? George says it’s Green, but Green is vice-versa.
However, that dunk shows that Green may be up-one. We’ll see if George responds with a jam sometime soon.
Take a look at Green’s big dunk: