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By Ben Golliver
November 30, 2014

Suns wing Gerald Green tossed an alley-oop to himself off the backboard during Phoenix's Friday night game against the Magic.

The play was yet another reminder that a Slam Dunk Contest can break out any time the high-flying Green -- "Cupcake Dunk" inventor and 2007 Slam Dunk Contest champion -- takes the court. 

With roughly seven minutes remaining in the second quarter and the score tied at 34, Green drove to his right against Victor Oladipo, picking up his dribble as he approached the free-throw line. Oladipo defended Green tightly in an effort to prevent a jumper, causing Green to duck under the defense and scoop a pass high off the backboard.

Although Nikola Vucevic appeared to understand what was about to take place, the Magic's 6-foot-11 center was unable to deflect the toss, and Green coasted in for the easy catch and the smooth, two-handed finish. 

Green, 28, is averaging 14.6 points and 2.6 rebounds per game this season after enjoying a breakout season in Phoenix last year.

[Video via YouTube user James Herbert]

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