Knicks Guard Iman Shumpert Throws Down Nasty Slam vs. Orlando Magic

Joe FlynnContributor IDecember 6, 2013

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 6: Iman Shumpert #21 of the New York Knicks goes up to shoot during a game against the Orlando Magic at Madison Square Garden in New York City on December 6, 2013.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2013 NBAE  (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Both the New York Knicks and their third-year guard, Iman Shumpert, have struggled through most of the season, losing their last seven games at Madison Square Garden and giving the fans little to cheer for thus far.

On Friday night, however, the Knicks came to life against the Orlando Magic, and it was Shumpert who provided the exclamation point.

That vicious stuff calls to mind last spring's dunk against the Pacers in the Eastern Conference Semifinals, which, coincidentally enough, was the last time Shumpert played effective basketball for more than a game at a time.