Saturday April 5th, 2014

Gerald Green threw an alley-oop to himself off the backboard during Phoenix's 109-93 road victory over Portland on Friday.

The 2007 Slam Dunk Contest champion has a seemingly endless list of great dunks this season, and his creative fourth-quarter effort against the Blazers can join the party.

With Portland leading 80-79 just seconds into the final period, Green awkwardly picked up his dribble near the free-throw line. Improvising, Green chucked the ball high off the right side of the glass, as Robin Lopez, Portland's only interior defender, was otherwise occupied playing defense. The carom came back to Green cleanly and he attacked the hoop, catching the pass to himself with two hands and finishing the easy flush.

Green finished with a game-high 32 points (on 12-for-20 shooting), five rebounds and two assists. Eric Bledsoe added a career-high 30 points (on 9-for-17 shooting) and seven rebounds for Phoenix.

Portland was led by 18 points each from Lopez and LaMarcus Aldridge. The Suns improved to 45-31 with the victory and remain tied with the Grizzlies for the West's No. 8 seed. The Blazers dropped to 49-28 with the loss and still sit in the West's No. 5 seed.

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