The Grizzlies’ Jeff Green can dunk. Green performs — there’s no other word — big nasty rise-happy slams that memorialize defenders and move spectators through the three phases of Green: shock, awe, and shake-my-damn-head-that’s-just-too-high-for-a-man-to-go. But dunks are usually the spice that goes with the meal, not the main course. The dunk makes the highlight reel, but x’s and o’s are what the coaches and players study afterwards to see what decided the game.
Jeff Green thought he could put the two together. So he ended an absolutely perfect x’s and o’s play with a super slam of emphasis at the buzzer, making the dunk not just the spice but the main course. Watch below for Green’s triumphant trek to the hoop and that rarest of buzzer-beating game-winners: the alley oop dunk. Pass by Courtney Lee. Grizzlies over Suns, 95-93.
— NBA (@NBA) December 6, 2015