During the second quarter of the San Antonio Spurs vs. Brooklyn Nets, Danny Green destroyed Jarrett Allen in the paint.
The San Antonio Spurs returned from a two-day Christmas break to face the Brooklyn Nets. It was also Danny Green’s comeback after missing four of the past five games, due to a groin injury. He remained on the injury report, with Kawhi Leonard, Pau Gasol and others, for the past two weeks, until getting cleared for Tuesday’s game at the AT&T Center.
As always, Green started at shooting guard. However, instead of his usual 3-pointers and perimeter defense, he provided an extra spark in the second quarter.
It started with a beautiful bounce pass from Davis Bertans, who quickly found Green. Then, the former Tar Heel rose up and dunked all over Nets center Jarrett Allen. A terrific “Welcome to the NBA, rookie” moment for the former Texas Longhorn.
The pass. The dunk. ? https://t.co/rQvl72YD42
— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) December 27, 2017
In a season that’s featured a different Green, this was pleasant to see. He does this, every once in a while, but this had an exclamation point and was a great “welcome back” moment for the 30-year-old.
How far will this dunk go? At the time, the Spurs and Nets were quiet from the field, as both scored fewer than 20 points each in the first quarter. Things picked up in the second, with plenty of time remaining.
What will Green do next? Will anyone else join him on the highlight reel? Let’s see as this game continues in the Alamo City.