Video: Heat’s Derrick Jones Jr. punches in a massive throwdown vs. Nets
As the 2018-19 season nears its end, every win will count for the Miami Heat as they try to make a late playoff push. However, If Derrick Jones Jr. keeps making plays like this, Miami will have as good of a chance as anybody.
We can't get enough of this one! 😍 pic.twitter.com/4EFu3PHQ29
— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) March 3, 2019
Early in the second quarter of Saturday night’s game against the Brooklyn Nets, an inbound pass was fed to guard Josh Richardson. After a drive to the hoop, Richardson passed the ball to Derrick Jones Jr., who flew in from near the free throw line to complete the slam.
Jones Jr. entered Saturday battling a knee injury. However, that clearly didn’t bother him on his absurd slam dunk. The 21-year-old small forward joined Miami after being dealt by the Phoenix Suns during the 2017-18 season. In a bench role this season, he is averaging 7.1 points and 4.2 rebounds while shooting 50.2 percent.
At 27-34, every win matters for the Heat. They entered Saturday only a game and a half behind the Charlotte Hornets for the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference. However, the Orlando Magic is very much in the mix as well.