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This Nets-Knicks game was pretty slow up until right about here. Prior to this first video, Amar'e Stoudemire rose for an emphatic flush over Mason Plumlee on an offensive rebound, but Plumlee fired back with a dunk of his own off a beautiful, precise Andrei Kirilenko no-look, behind-the-back pass.
Plumlee wasn't done, either: he followed up that slam with an equally emphatic alley-oop on the very next possession.
It's not exactly Carlton Fisk waving a home run fair in the 1975 World Series, but it's Kevin Garnett in Game 80 of the regular season, yelling at a shot and trying to force it into the basket after getting fouled. It's about as Kevin Garnett as it gets.
The Magic rank sixth in the league in defensive rebounding percentage, meaning that only five teams grab more defensive rebounds in the amount of chances they have. But they've got an even better percentage of defensive rebounds converted into immediate baskets: they're 1-1 on the season when they shoot on their own basket. A truly impressive number.
PA announcer David Diamante credited the two points to Nets center Mason Plumlee. When Plumlee inevitably breaks Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's all-time scoring record by one point, remember this day.
I don't think Paul Pierce realized he was being picked up by a microphone at the scorer's table, because he may not have been so candid. But jokingly, he made sure Marquis Teague and Jeff Teague knew his thoughts on their brotherly looks:
"Y'all the ugliest brothers in the league, BY FAR. BY FAR. BY FAR."
Atlanta Hawks guard Jeff Teague has carved out a niche with the Atlanta Hawks as their starting point guard, averaging 16.5 points and 6.9 assists per game in the 2013-14 season. His younger brother, 20-year-old Marquis, has struggled to break in with the Nets, as the second-year guard has averaged fewer than 10 minutes per game in mostly garbage-time minutes.
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With 3:09 left in the second quarter of Friday night's game against the Atlanta Hawks, Brooklyn Nets forward Paul Pierce hitting a three-pointer from the left wing, giving him 25,001 points and making him the 18th player in NBA history to hit 25,000 career points,
Pierce hit the milestone in his 16th season, after 15 years and 24,021 points with the Boston Celtics. He ranks second all-time in points in Celtics franchise history.
The 36-year-old Pierce has averaged 21.3 points per game in 1,174 games heading into tonight, but a reduced role has meant a career-low 13.5 points per game average in Brooklyn.
Pierce is the fourth active player to hit the 25,000 point plateau, following just Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, and Nets teammate Kevin Garnett.
Mason Plumlee is seven feet tall with a 36" vertical and a knack for throwing down dunks. That leads to events like this, where Plumlee gets a nice feed from Nets teammate Andrei Kirilenko and throws down the major flush. One of Plumlee's best dunks of the year.
A special shout-out to Ian Eagle for his call on this play, anointing Mason Plumlee "The Plumber," leading to a discussion about the acceptability of that nickname.
On Tuesday night, Mason Plumlee threw back LeBron James in what was arguably the best Nets highlight of the season. But Plumlee isn't just a one-highlight rookie: Plumlee went right back to the rim to throw down this two-hand flush off his own miss over Orlando Magic defender Andrew Nicholson.
Kevin Garnett was impressed, according to reporters in the arena:
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The Brooklyn Nets swept the Heat for the first time in 13 years, pulling off the first 4-0 sweep of the 'Big Three' by any NBA team since Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, and Chris Bosh joined forces. James dominated much of the game, but that didn't stop rookie Mason Plumlee from doing what he does best: dunking.
Plumlee later made the play of the game on James, rejecting LeBron's dunk attempt and saving the game.
Mason Plumlee had his way with LeBron James in the fourth quarter. First, the rookie threw down a dunk over the 'King', then, just minutes later, Plumlee blocked James with seconds left to preserve the team's one-point victory and seal the game.
Shaquille O'Neal officially anointed Mason and Miles Plumlee the new DWF in the NBA: "Dominate White Family." Thanks, Shaq!