Cleveland Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson, left, drives to the basket against Indiana Pacers' Myles Turner in the first half in Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Monday, April 17, 2017, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 117-111. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

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WATCH: Myles Turner dunks over another Texas Ex in a NBA playoff game

Posted April 20th, 2017


At the expense of a fellow Longhorn, Indiana center Myles Turner recorded a posterizing dunk on Thursday.

In the second quarter of a first-round playoff series against Cleveland, Turner gave his Pacers a 42-32 lead with a thunderous dunk. Turner rebounded his own miss and threw down a one-handed slam. Stuck in Turner’s way on the highlight-reel play was Cleveland center Tristan Thompson.

Turner and Thompson both played one season at Texas.


Thompson (2010-11) and Turner (2014-15) were both the Big 12’s Freshman of the Year during their only seasons at Texas. Turner averaged 14.5 points and 7.3 rebounds per game for the Pacers during this regular season. Thompson contributed 8.1 points and 9.2 rebounds per game to Cleveland’s regular-season efforts.

Indiana took a 74-49 lead into halftime on Thursday. Cleveland, though, holds a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.

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