Taj Gibson only scored four points in Chicago's 79-76 Game 3 win over Brooklyn on Thursday, but two of the four won't soon be forgotten.
With a little more than eight minutes remaining in the second quarter and Chicago leading 24-20, Gibson set a high screen for Nate Robinson. Nets forward Andray Blatche shuffled over to prevent Robinson from driving, creating a clear cutting lane for Gibson, who was quickly fed a bounce pass as he attacked the free throw line. Collecting the pass in stride and taking a few steps to gather himself, Gibson then launched high over a helping Kris Humphries, who gamely tried to block the dunk attempt but really had no chance. Gibson finished with authority, letting out a scream after stuffing it.
Gibson joins Pacers forward Gerald Green, Pacers center Roy Hibbert and Warriors forward Harrison Barnes in the rapidly growing "Dunk of the Playoffs" conversation.
Chicago, the Eastern Conference's No. 5 seed, took a 2-1 series lead over Brooklyn, the No. 4 seed. Game 4 is set for Saturday in Chicago.
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