Video: Nets’ Caris LeVert dunks on Joel Embiid
Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert did not take too kindly to Philadelphia 76ers big man Joel Embiid laughing about his elbow into Nets center Jarrett Allen’s face in Game 2 of their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series.
LeVert did not get a chance to get his revenge on Embiid in Game 3 on Thursday night, as Embiid sat out with a sore knee. However, Embiid was back in the starting lineup in Game 4 on Saturday, and LeVert made him pay with a vicious poster dunk:
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LeVert was inserted into Brooklyn’s starting lineup on Saturday after a strong Game 3 performance in which he scored 26 points off 10-of-17 shooting, making three 3-pointers.
The 24-year-old played in just 40 games during the regular season as a result of a gruesome dislocated ankle he suffered earlier in the year. During the time he was on the floor, LeVert averaged 13.7 points, 3.9 assists, 3.8 rebounds and 1.1 steals over 26.6 minutes per game.
LeVert, who played his collegiate basketball at the University of Michigan, was originally selected by the Indiana Pacers in the first round (20th pick overall) of the 2016 NBA Draft, but was immediately traded to the Nets.
He appeared in 57 contests during his rookie year, registering 8.2 points and 3.3 boards across 21.7 minutes a night while making 45 percent of his field goal attempts, 32.1 percent of his long-distance tries and 72 percent of his foul shots.
Then, in his second season, Caris LeVert participated in 71 games, posting 12.1 points, 4.2 assists, 3.7 rebounds and 1.2 steals per game, connecting on 43.5 percent of his shots, 34.7 percent of his triples and 71.1 percent of his free throws.