LeBron James slammed home an emphatic reverse put-back dunk in the Los Angeles Lakers’ loss to the league-leading Milwaukee Bucks.
James and Brandon Ingram both scored 31 points as the Lakers kept pace with the Bucks throughout the game. However, sloppy turnovers in the final three minutes of the game allowed Milwaukee to rack up a 15-2 run and pull away for a 131-120 victory.
James shot 10-of-19, including 3-of-8 from three-point range, and also supplied 10 assists and seven rebounds but was visibly frustrated by the errors made by his young team-mates as the game slipped away in the final minutes.
Earlier in the game, he brought the fans at Staples Center to their feet with a spectacular highlight play.
With 2:33 remaining in second quarter, Ingram dribbled upcourt before finding Kyle Kuzma on the left wing. The Rising Stars MVP drove the lane but his attempted finger roll was partially blocked by a phalanx of Bucks defenders.
As a result, the ball kissed the front of the rim. James reacted immediately, storming into the paint and elevating to collect the ball and ram home a reverse put-back dunk.
Click the video at the top of the page to watch LeBron’s emphatic put-back slam, then click the clip directly above to view more top plays from Friday night’s NBA action, including two monster dunks by Brandon Ingram, a resounding throw down by Devin Booker and a game-winning jumper by Kawhi Leonard.