Jarrett Allen was a non-stop human highlight reel for the Nets Tuesday night against the Thunder, putting up poster dunks and big blocks as Brooklyn lost a tight game in overtime at Barclays Center.
Allen put up 12 points, seven rebounds, and two blocks on the night, but his real highlights came in the air.
Early in the first quarter, Rodions Kurucs drove under the basket and threw a short shuffle pass to Allen, who then put Mike Muscala on a poster, on what is now in the running for dunk of the year.
JARRETT ALLEN MY GOODNESS 😱😱😱 pic.twitter.com/eyn8rNBU0j- Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) January 8, 2020
Fast forward to midway through the third quarter and the Nets down five, Terrance Ferguson made a hard drive towards the rim for his own attempt at a big dunk, but Allen rose up and met him at the rim, making for another top play of the year candidate.
Just a few plays later, Spencer Dinwiddie hooked up Allen off the pick-and-roll to set up another thunderous slam, which got a huge reaction from the Nets' bench on the other end of the floor.
JARRETT ALLEN THE HUMAN 😤 EMOJI TONIGHT pic.twitter.com/lH1rAIKVBt- Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) January 8, 2020
The Nets held a seven-point lead with 3:44 to play, but Chris Paul came up huge for OKC down the stretch to tie things at 101-101 at the end of regulation, before the Thunder ran away with it in OT.