UNSUPPORTED BROWSER
Point Forward

Video: Bobcats' Michael Kidd-Gilchrist throws down poster dunk on Blazers' Meyers Leonard

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist threw down a vicious poster dunk over Meyers Leonard during the Bobcats' 124-94 blowout victory over the Blazers on Saturday.

With a little more than six minutes remaining in the final period and Charlotte enjoying a comfortable 107-80 lead, Luke Ridnour pushed the ball up the court in hopes of taking advantage of a 5-on-4 situation. As he hit the free-throw line, Ridnour dumped a lefty behind-the-back pass to Kidd-Gilchrist, who began his cut from the three-point line at the right angle.

Taking one power dribble, Kidd-Gilchrist attacked the paint with force, launching off of two feet to punch a right-handed hammer dunk. Leonard attempted to contest the play from the weakside, but seemed to think twice in mid-air, spinning and ducking as Kidd-Gilchrist finished the thunderous finish.

Kidd-Gilchrist, the No. 2 pick in the 2012 draft, finished with nine points (on 4-for-6 shooting) and seven rebounds. Al Jefferson led the Bobcats with a game-high 28 points (on 13-for-22 shooting), seven rebounds and six assists in the win.

Damian Lillard led the Blazers with 20 points (on 7-for-19 shooting), four assists and two rebounds. Dorell Wright added 17 points (on 6-for-12 shooting) and six rebounds in a losing effort.

Charlotte improved to 34-36 with the victory. Portland dropped to 45-25 with the loss.

Video via YouTube user NBA

More Point Forward

SI.com

Drag this icon to your bookmark bar.
Then delete your old SI.com bookmark.

SI.com

Click the share icon to bookmark us.