Jason Smith Sends Chandler Parsons' Dunk Attempt the Other Direction

Alec NathanFeatured ColumnistJanuary 15, 2014

Dec 11, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Pelicans center Jason Smith (14) blocks a shot by Detroit Pistons power forward Greg Monroe (10) during the second quarter at New Orleans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
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After picking off a lazy cross-court pass from New Orleans Pelicans point guard Brian Roberts, Houston Rockets swingman Chandler Parsons took off down the court and appeared ready to capitalize on a 2-on-1 fast break. 

Unfortunately for Parsons, Pelicans center Jason Smith had other plans as he emphatically denied Parsons' dunk attempt at the rim and sent his shot flying the other way.