Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker came up with two big dunks against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Parker returned to the court Saturday after resting Wednesday night in Denver for the second game of a Bucks back-to-back. His fifth game back from last year’s surgery was perhaps the most encouraging showing yet for the No. 2 overall pick in last year’s draft.
In the second quarter, the 20-year-old caught the ball on the left wing and took one dribble to get all the way to the rim, elevating over Tristan Thompson for a powerful one-handed slam.
In the third quarter, Parker took the ball on the right side, using a hesitation dribble to beat Kevin Love to the middle of the paint and hop-stepping into a two-handed flush.
Milwaukee defeated Cleveland 108–105 in a wild double-overtime game. Parker finished with 12 points on 5-of-10 shooting in 30 minutes. The second-year forward is averaging 7.2 points per game.
The Bucks snapped the Cavs’ eight-game winning streak. Both teams next play Tuesday with Milwaukee at Washington and Cleveland at Detroit.
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