Video: Pacers’ Domantas Sabonis gets denied at the rim big time by Nuggets’ Mason Plumlee
The Indiana Pacers met with the Denver Nuggets and picked up a massive win along the way. Despite the blowout, things didn’t always go perfectly for the Pacers. Specifically, Domantas Sabonis had a moment courtesy of Mason Plumlee that he probably wishes he could forget.
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As stated, the Indiana Pacers won this game in convincing fashion. They beat the Western Conference-leading Denver Nuggets by a final score of 124-88.
In doing so, the Nuggets are now tied with the Golden State Warriors for first place in the West. At the same time, the Pacers won a crucial game, holding onto that #4 seed in the East by just 1.5 games over the Boston Celtics.
Then there are two individuals. Mason Plumlee scored four points and had three rebounds and two assists in 17 minutes. He also had one block – the one shown above.
Domantas Sabonis, on the other hand, played 23 minutes. He scored 15 points to go along with 13 rebounds and four assists.
In summary, everything ended up working out for Sabonis. His team got the much-needed victory and he had the extremely solid night to help make that happen.
Meanwhile, Plumlee didn’t do much in the box score of a game where his team got blown out. That blowout also saw them lose sole possession of first place in the West.
Clearly, this was a better night for Sabonis.
However, looking at this play in a vacuum, Mason Plumlee came out on top. He met Domantas Sabonis at the rim and didn’t blink. That’s a 6-11, 240lb man sprinting at you and attempting to throw down a vicious poster.
There’s a reason this went in Plumlee’s favor though. He’s not exactly a tiny person himself. The center is listed at 6-11, 235lbs himself – and isn’t about to back down from anyone.
Credit to Plumlee for going for the block – and getting the highlight play in the process. Sabonis won’t lose any sleep over it though, as his team got the win.