- Anthony Davis dunked on Ron Baker so hard that he had to leave the game on Saturday night.
- After the game, Baker posted a photo of the black eye the dunk gave him to Instagram in a light-hearted post.
- Even with Davis’ amazing dunk, the Knicks still prevailed, beating the Pelicans 105-103.
Anthony Davis proved once again why he’s one of the most terrifying players in the NBA on Saturday night, dunking all over Ron Baker and the entirety of the Knicks franchise.
In the second quarter of Saturday’s game, Davis escaped the defence of Kristaps Porzingis after an inbound and drove to the hoop. In a valiant effort, Ron Baker came sprinted down into the lane to attempt to stop Davis, but his effort was futile from the start.
You can watch the carnage below.
Anthony Davis in the lane.
That's a scary sight ????.
— SB Nation (@SBNation) December 31, 2017
The dunk is even more vicious in slow motion.
Baker gets dunked on and elbowed by Anthony Davis pic.twitter.com/TYj9QQk3yF
— Tommy Beer (@TommyBeer) December 31, 2017
Baker immediately left the game with an injury, but after the game he took to Instagram to address the dunk. He had an appreciative, light-hearted response to getting dunked on, posting a picture of his black eye with the caption, “When you wake up and turn on #ESPN, and see you made @sportscenter Top 10.”
Even with Davis’ monstrous dunk, the Knicks were still able to prevail in the game, winning by a final score of 105-103. Still, despite not getting the win, Davis’ dunk will put him in the conversation for Dunk of the Year come the end of the season.
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