Shortly after 9 p.m. on the East Coast, Jeff Teague added some energy and spice to what had been a truly gross Monday night matchup between the Atlanta Hawks and the Boston Celtics. About a half-hour later, Deron Williams ended a brief lull during his New Jersey Nets' much-more entertaining tilt against the Cleveland Cavaliers. They both did so with big, loud dunks, which are pretty fun in most situations, but are almost always more fun when they're packed by guys who are 6-foot-2 and 6-foot-3, as Teague and Williams are, respectively.
But which point man's throwdown was more fun? As always, BDL readers, when in search of wisdom and guidance, our nation turns its lonely eyes to you. (Woo woo woo.)
First up, Teague disrespecting his elders by banging on, then barking at, Ray Allen:
The woofing earned the third-year triggerman from Wake Forest a technical for taunting, which I suppose could either increase or decrease the coolness of this dunk, depending on your perspective. Teague joins New York Knicks rookie Iman Shumpert as the first victims of the "don't be mean to old Celtics" clause instituted in the new collective bargaining agreement. Young players never read the fine print.
An argument can be made that Williams' move is more impressive, since he creates the at-the-rim attempt in the half-court, blowing past a leaning Irving en route to the rack, elevating before Thompson could get up, then cramming it on the late-rotating No. 4 overall pick. Teague's stuff, while more directly on a defender, also came in a transition scramble rather than against a settled defense. (Then again, how "set" that defense was is sort of in the eye of the beholder. Nice "help," Alonzo Gee.)
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