Taj Gibson of the Chicago Bulls had a massive putback dunk against the Miami Heat in Game 1. Posted by Ben Golliver.
It's not every day that you absolutely destroy Dwyane Wade. It's even rarer for it to happen and then to still have people debating whether or not it was even your best dunk of the night.
But that's how good Chicago Bulls forward Taj Gibson was during Sunday night's Game 1 against the Miami Heat.
With Chicago leading 101-80 with less than forty seconds to play, Bulls guard C.J. Watson jacked up a three-pointer. Gibson was roaming the baseline and the Heat left him unchecked on the boards. With Bulls center Omer Asik tying up both Juwan Howard and Udonis Haslem, Gibson had a clear lane to the basket. As Watson's three-pointer drew back iron, Gibson leapt and snared the rebound with his right hand. In one motion, without coming down, Gibson crammed the carom back through the rim with spectacular force.
The dunk made the Bulls bench -- including MVP Derrick Rose -- explode in excitement.
Earlier, we brought you video of Gibson's two-hand takedown of Wade.
Here's video of Gibson's monster one-hand putback in the fourth quarter.
The Bulls prevailed, 103-82, to take a 1-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals. Gibson finished with nine points, seven rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 23 minutes off of Chicago's bench.
Taj Gibson putback dunk video: Bulls vs. Heat
Posted on: May 15, 2011 10:44 pm
Edited on: May 16, 2011 12:04 am
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