Video: Hornets' Cody Zeller throws down poster dunk on Bulls' Pau Gasol
With a little more than four minutes remaining before halftime and Chicago leading 37-34, Zeller received a bounce pass from Lance Stephenson in stride as he filled the right lane. Although Chicago's defense was back and set up, Zeller continued his charge by taking two long strides as he prepared to elevate. Gasol was in good defensive position, but was unable to really influence Zeller's high-flying play. Replays showed that Zeller soared high enough that the ball was level with the top of the box on the backboard before he threw down the two-handed slam over Gasol's two-handed contesting effort.
Zeller, 22, was the No. 4 pick in the 2013 draft out of Indiana. The 7-foot stretch forward made his third start of the season against the Bulls.
Chicago took a 45-40 lead into halftime before holding on for a 102-95 victory.