James Johnson threw down a vicious dunk on Kyrie Irving as the Miami Heat rolled to a comfortable 115-99 win over the Boston Celtics.
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Heat forward Johnson scored 12 points on 5-of-15 shooting to help the Heat to a win that improved their record to 20-20 and strengthen their hold on sixth place in the Eastern Conference.
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His highlight of the night came with 6:27 left in the opening quarter. Johnson brought the ball upcourt and into the Celtics’ half before using a Hassan Whiteside screen at the three-point line to shimmy his way past Boston defenders Al Horford and Marcus Smart and into the paint.
Thursday night's scores
- Oklahoma City Thunder 147-154 San Antonio Spurs (2OT)
- Boston Celtics 99-115 Miami Heat
- Los Angeles Clippers 100-121 Denver Nuggets
- Detroit Pistons 102-112 Sacramento Kings
With the basket at his mercy, Johnson elevated as help-defender Irving scurried over to stop him.
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The Celtics star was too late, however, and Johnson threw down a vicious right-handed slam in his face.
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Click the video at the top of the page to watch Johnson’s dunk on Kyrie, then tap the clip directly above to see the top 10 plays from Thursday night’s NBA action – including a court-length Nikola Jokic ‘quarterback’ assist, an athletic De’Aaron Fox block and a DeMar DeRozan baseline jam.
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