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He Only Had 9 Fingers, But This Former Celtics First Round Pick Who Played For The Heat, Suns, Nets, Mavs, Pacers, Rockets And Timberwolves, May Have Been The Best Dunker Ever

Many people believe that Vince Carter, Michael Jordan and Dominique Wilkins are probably three of the best dunkers to ever step foot in the NBA. 

However, one name that does not get brought up enough is Gerald Green. 

Green played 12 seasons in the NBA with the Boston Celtics, Miami Heat, Phoenix Suns, Indiana Pacers, New Jersey Nets, Dallas Mavericks Minnesota, Timberwolves and Houston Rockets. 

The one dunk that he has got the most attention for was the ridiculous alley-oop finish he had as a member of the Nets in 2012 (see Tweet below from SportsCenter).

While that dunk might be the best alley-oop finish ever in an NBA game, Green has had many more sensational dunks over the duration of his career. 

Some of the reasons he did not get the same amount of attention was because he was never an All-Star or the best player on his

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ESPN’s Perkins says Lowry would make Heat top three in East, threat to Nets, Bucks

A look at how today is setting up for the Miami Heat ahead of the 6 p.m. start of NBA free-agency negotiating period, with updates posted here throughout the day:

2:45 p.m. update: Former NBA center and current ESPN analyst Kendrick Perkins just said on “SportsCenter” that a Heat addition of Kyle Lowry in free agency would push the Heat past the Philadelphia 76ers and to No. 3 in the East (they closed No. 6 last season) and make them a challenger to the Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks.

“They would be No. 3 in the East,” Perkins said. “It would be the Nets and the Bucks and the Miami Heat. If you get a guy like Kyle Lowry, at one of the most important positions in the game today, the point guard position, a guy that’s won a championship, a guy that’s battle tested, that fits the Heat Culture,

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Khris Middleton leads Bucks over Nets

Facing down the possibility of yet another ignominious Eastern Conference exit, the Milwaukee Bucks have forced a Game 7 against the NBA’s title favorites.

Behind a playoff career-high 38 points from Khris Middleton, the Bucks defeated the Brooklyn Nets 104-89 on Thursday in Game 6 to even the series 3-3. The teams will play a Game 7 on Saturday at 8:30 p.m. ET in Brooklyn.

The win is a welcome response for the Bucks, who fell behind 3-2 after blowing a 17-point second-half lead in Game 5 despite facing the absence of Kyrie Irving and the struggles of James Harden. For fans of a team that has chronically underperformed in the playoffs, it felt like the inflection point of a familiar story.

Once again, the Bucks built up a big lead in Game 6, leading by as many as 15 points in the fourth quarter. The Nets eroded the lead

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NBA Playoffs: Nets’ Steve Nash Speaks About James Harden After Win Over Bucks

The Brooklyn Nets beat the Milwaukee Bucks 115-107 on Saturday night in Game 1, but they did lose James Harden in the first quarter due to a hamstring injury (see SportsCenter’s Tweet below).

After the game, Steve Nash spoke about Harden’s injury.

“I’m heartbroken for him,” Nash told reporters post-game. “I don’t know what’s going to happen. I don’t know if he’s playing next game or if he’s out. I have no idea.”

The whole presser from Nash can be seen here.

The Nets were 4-point favorites in Brooklyn over the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 1 on Saturday, according to FanDuel.

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