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Derrick Jones Jr. Dunk Makes NBA Top Ten Plays

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The lob from Jusuf Nurkic resulted in a sky-high dunk by DJJ, and it came in at no. 7 on the NBA Top Ten.

Minnesota Timberwolves v Portland Trail Blazers Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images

Coming in at number seven on the NBA Top Ten Plays, Portland Trail Blazers’ Derrick Jones Jr. and Jusuf Nurkic receive praise for the lob and dunk. It was a perfect example of Airplane Mode doing what he does best: coming along the baseline, catching the high lob, and slamming it down.

The moment provided a dose of energy for the Trail Blazers in the third quarter, where they have shown a previous tendency to stall out. It also showed what denizens of Rip City have been hoping to see: an awesome connection between Nurkic and Jones Jr.