Video: Bulls' Taj Gibson throws down poster dunk on Nets' Kris Humphries

Friday April 26th, 2013

Taj Gibson only scored four points in Chicago's 79-76 Game 3 win over Brooklyn on Thursday, but two of the four won't soon be forgotten.

With a little more than eight minutes remaining in the second quarter and Chicago leading 24-20, Gibson set a high screen for Nate Robinson. Nets forward Andray Blatche shuffled over to prevent Robinson from driving, creating a clear cutting lane for Gibson, who was quickly fed a bounce pass as he attacked the free throw line. Collecting the pass in stride and taking a few steps to gather himself, Gibson then launched high over a helping Kris Humphries, who gamely tried to block the dunk attempt but really had no chance. Gibson finished with authority, letting out a scream after stuffing it.

Gibson joins Pacers forward Gerald Green, Pacers center Roy Hibbert and Warriors forward Harrison Barnes in the rapidly growing "Dunk of the Playoffs" conversation.

Chicago, the Eastern Conference's No. 5 seed, took a 2-1 series lead over Brooklyn, the No. 4 seed. Game 4 is set for Saturday in Chicago.

RELATED: Top 10 Dunks of the 2012-13 Season

Video via YouTube user NBA
SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.