Saturday May 25th, 2013

Pacers forward Paul George threw down a poster dunk over Heat center Chris "The Birdman" Andersen during the third quarter of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals on Friday night.

With the clock ticking off the final seconds of the third quarter and the Pacers leading 73-71, George drove left past LeBron James into the lane and lifted off from outside the protected circle, throwing down a powerful right-handed slam that nearly sent Andersen crashing to the court.

"I just wanted to be aggressive off the bounce," George said. "I seen an opportunity to attack while Birdman wasn't set yet."

The third-year forward finished with 22 points (on nine-for-16 shooting), six assists and two rebounds as Indiana defeated Miami 97-93 to even the series at one game apiece. George joins the “Dunk of the Playoffs” conversation, which currently includes Grizzlies forward Quincy PondexterGrizzlies forward Tayshaun PrinceSpurs forward Kawhi LeonardKnicks guard Iman ShumpertRockets forward Carlos DelfinoThunder forward Kevin DurantWarriors center Andrew BogutBulls forward Taj GibsonPacers forward Gerald GreenPacers center Roy Hibbert and Warriors forward Harrison Barnes.

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