Mike Scott throws down huge poster dunk on Ian Mahinmi during Hawks-Pacers Game 6 (Video)

In Game 5, Mike Scott did the bulk of his damage from long distance, scorching the Indiana Pacers by going a perfect 5 for 5 from 3-point land in the second quarter to help stake the Atlanta Hawks to a huge lead that they'd keep to take a 3-2 lead in their best-of-seven first-round series. In the third quarter of Thursday's Game 6, though, the Virginia product elected to do his damage from a little bit closer to the basket.

Like, say, directly at the rim. And directly on top of Pacers center Ian Mahinmi.

Oof. Au revoir, Ian.

Let's see as many angles of that as we can:

Plays like that tend to make us ask ourselves the truly important questions, such as:

It's one history's greatest philosophers have pondered, Swaggy P. My guess at the answer? "Because he could."

If the clip above isn't rocking for you, feel free to check it out elsewhere, thanks to Ben Golliver of The Point Forward. GIF via @_MarcusD_.

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