Mavs, Thunder Trade Highlight-Reel Blows

Maxwell Ogden@MaxwellOgdenCorrespondent IIIDecember 27, 2012

In a rematch of the 2011 NBA Western Conference Finals, the Dallas Mavericks and Oklahoma City Thunder have wasted no time in creating a highlight reel.

Mere minutes into the game, All-NBA small forward Kevin Durant took it to the interior of the Mavericks. After blowing past Dahntay Jones, Durant was tasked with getting around Chris Kaman.

That he did.

Michael Fly, an assistant coach at Florida Gulf Coast University, said it best. When a man is Durant's size, it just isn't fair.

Especially not to Kaman:

What Kevin Durant can do handling the ball at 6'10" is not fair #Durantula

— Michael Fly (@Michael_Fly) December 28, 2012


Not to be outdone by his fellow All-Star, Russell Westbrook completed an assist-of-the-year candidate to Kevin Martin.

Westbrook chased down a loose ball, picked it up at midcourt and saw Martin in transition through his peripherals. With his back facing Martin, Westbrook decided to work his magic as only he knows how.

Let the video speak for itself.

Dominique Jones wasted no time in responding to Durant and Westbrook, taking it to the rack and rising up on Hasheem Thabeet. DoJo is a generous 6'5", and Thabeet is 7'3".

Even still, DoJo placed Thabeet on his poster.


Twitter instantly reacted, with ESPN's SportsNation likening his slam to one that an NBA legend might have thrown down. A man that is best known for his supreme athleticism and around-the-basket finishing.

The Human Highlight Film:

Dominique Jones just did his best Dominique Wilkins impression.

— SportsNation (@SportsNation) December 28, 2012


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