Video: Hornets' Gerald Henderson throws down dunk on Jusuf Nurkic
With Denver leading 11-9 midway through the first quarter, Henderson dribbled straight down Broadway on an inbounds play. A blown coverage by the Nuggets' defense allowed Henderson to get a running start, and he made the most of it by launching himself high in the air to throw down a strong one-handed tomahawk dunk over Nurkic, a 6-foot-11 center.
The forceful slam brought Charlotte's bench to its feet. By the end of the first quarter, Charlotte was leading 30-15. By halftime, the one-sided game had been blown wide open as the Hornets led 62-30.
Henderson is no stranger to high-flying heroics. In 2012, he threw down one of the best dunks in recent memory when he launched up and over then-Lakers center Dwight Howard.
Cody Zeller led the Hornets with 21 points and eight rebounds. Henderson added eight points and four rebounds.
Danilo Gallinari paced the Nuggets with 15 points and four rebounds. J.J. Hickson added 12 points and eight rebounds.
Charlotte improved to 19-27. Denver dropped to 19-28.