Dec. 27 (UPI) — Posters are most likely being printed after Hassan Whiteside threw down a very robust dunk on Serge Ibaka through the Toronto Raptors’ win towards the Miami Heat.
The Heat 7-footer accomplished the slam on the Raptors’ 6-foot-10 ahead/heart within the first quarter of his group’s 106-104 setback on Wednesday at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami. The Heat led 19-10 in the beginning of the sequence when Whiteside picked up a rebound on the opposite finish of the ground.
Miami’s big-man went coast-to-cast, dribbling over half courtroom earlier than deciding to take Ibaka off the dribble as soon as he crossed the 3-point line.
Whiteside first drove to Ibaka’s proper earlier than diving inside with a spin. The transfer created a clear path by way of the paint. But Ibaka did not quit on the play. The Raptors defender jumped up towards the rim together with Whiteside. But Whiteside’s end was too robust. The Heat star smashed the ball by way of the rim together with his proper hand as Ibaka by way of his physique into his in midair.
And, ANOTHA one from the massive man! pic.twitter.com/Wn4KFnKJPw
– Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) December 27, 2018
The dunk gave Whiteside 10 factors within the quarter. Miami surrendered a 17-point result in the Raptors en path to snapping its five-game profitable streak.
Whiteside completed the sport with 16 factors, 12 rebounds and three blocks. Justise Winslow led the Heat with 21 factors. Kawhi Leonard scored a game-high 30 factors for Toronto.
This was simply too TOUGH! 💪 pic.twitter.com/g1k2ILIEVD
— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) December 27, 2018
The Heat take on the Cleveland Cavaliers at 8 p.m. on Friday in Miami. The Raptors look to extend their lead on the prime of the Eastern Conference with a matchup towards the Orlando Magic at 7 p.m. on Friday in Orlando.