Jazz notes: Utah’s dunker extraordinaire — Joe Ingles, of course — steals the air show

SALT LAKE CITY — For a while Thursday, a slam by a Utah Jazz player was the talk of the night, but, surprisingly, the much-ballihooed dunk wasn’t made by Donovan Mitchell.

Spida stole the show later in the game, but Joe Ingles — of course — sent shockwaves around Jazzland with a rare dunk earlier in Utah’s blowout win over Minnesota. His left-handed jam was set up by Raul Neto on a fast break that started when Kyle Korver tapped an errant T-Wolves pass away.

Joe Ingles living the dunk life pic.twitter.com/Hbf3kaeFZb

— The Render (@TheRenderNBA) March 15, 2019

Jazz fans went berserk over Ingles’ second dunk of the season and just the 19th dunk of his 392-game NBA career, tweeting out alerts and using a lot of exclamation marks while taking note of the rare sighting.

It remains to be seen if the oft-below-the-rim Ingles shows up wearing a “DUNK LIFE” T-shirt like he did after stuffing one in last spring.

Joe Ingles is about that Dunk Life!

(Via @talkhoops) pic.twitter.com/NHehPkk9mC

— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) April 9, 2018

Even Mitchell said he’d give Ingles credit for having the better dunk on this night.

“I’m going to give Joe it for sure — the fact that he dunked it,” Mitchell said, smiling. “He said before the game he was going to dunk it, so that was impressive.”

Though Mitchell took off from the corner, taking advantage of an opening on the baseline, and then athletically and artistically launched himself up, cocked his arm back and threw down a crowd-wowing dunk late in the game, he didn’t think it was among his best work.

The 2018 slam dunk champ still has a ways to go to become a dunker a la Ingles, in other words. The Ringer’s NBA account joked that it was “almost …read more

Source:: Deseret News – Sports News


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