While it’s been proven that it’s no great accomplishment to have a great game against the always disappointing Minnesota Timberwolves, Rudy Gay took matters into his own hands by serving up not 1, but 2 highlight reel dunks worthy of the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest caliber. The first jam was assisted by point guard Mike Conley, who served up the perfect alley-oop to Rudy for a one-handed throwdown while the second come on a Gay double-pump reverse dunk.
Rudy also scored 25 points, finishing second to teammate OJ Mayo, who coincidentally ranks #9 on our Top 10 NBA Players Under Age 23 Rankings for 2010.
The Memphis Grizzlies have started the season off on a winning note, nabbing victories in 2 of their first 3 contests. Amazingly, the last time they have accomplished this feat was back in the ’05-’06 season, which was the last time they made the Playoffs. Just sayin.
Rudy Gay is off to a good start to the season by ranking in the Top 20 in scoring at more than 22.3 ppg, to go along with 8 rebounds, and 3.3 assists per contest. Surely team management is pleased with his production after awarding Rudy with a big payday this off-season, when he nabbed a 5 year/ $82 millon deal that keeps him in Memphis through the ’15-’16 season.
Check out Rudy Gay’s 2 Monster Throwdowns vs Minnesota:
Allen Moll has been a lifelong NBA and NCAA College Basketball fan who watches and studies games religiously, and coaches youth basketball in his native Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania. Allen also provides content to Bleacherreport.com, Upperdeckblog.com, in addition to being a tenured NBA and NCAA columnist for TheHoopDoctors.com.