Raptors' Terrence Ross levitates for long-distance dunk against Knicks
Terrence Ross showed off his long-jumping skills while throwing down a highlight-reel dunk during Toronto's 118-108 home win over New York on Sunday.
With a little more than seven minutes remaining in the third quarter and the Raptors leading 73-58, Ross broke ahead of the Knicks in transition for a coast-to-coast dunk. Ross opted to plant for takeoff before crossing the dotted line on the inside of the free-throw circle, as Carmelo Anthony was trailing the play in hot pursuit. That decision required Ross to levitate as he covered the necessary horizontal distance to complete the one-handed slam. The referees even rewarded Ross with a foul shot as replays indicated that Anthony gave him a light shove shortly after liftoff.
Ross, the 2013 Slam Dunk Contest champion and the owner of SI.com's 2013-14 Dunk of the Year, finished with 18 pointsand three rebounds. Kyle Lowry and Lou Williams led the Raptors with 22 points apiece.
Anthony netted a game-high 28 points, five rebounds and three assists.
Toronto improved to 22-6. New York fell to 5-25.