The first month of the 2012-13 NBA regular season is officially over, and we’ve already had an abundance of stellar highlight-reel moments take place that could very well find themselves in the discussion for best plays of the entire year when it’s all said and done.
It’s hard to decipher which plays are more exciting than the others, so rather than give you a top 10 list with a distinct order, I’m just going to lay out the best of the very best and allow you to do decide for yourself.
Brandon Jennings hits the game-winner against the Cavaliers (November 3rd)
With just 0.7 seconds left on the clock and the game tied at 102, Bucks forward Mike Dunleavy inbounds the ball to guard Brandon Jennings, who proceeds to throw up a long-distance three-pointer with two Cavaliers defenders in his face to win the game at the buzzer 105-102.
Jeff Green posterizes Al Jefferson (November 14th)
Green received a technical foul for taunting after this monster slam dunk. His Celtic teammate Kevin Garnett had no problem with that whatsoever.
Nate Robinson goes between the legs of Sebastian Telfair…literally (November 14th)
If Nate was just an inch or two taller, this play probably wouldn’t have been able to happen. Amazing stuff.
Joe Johnson drops Paul Pierce off the dribble (November 28th)
Johnson must have mistaken the TD Bank Garden arena for Rutger Park.
Welcome to the NBA, Harrison Barnes (November 24th)
Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic was in the wrong place at the worst possible time.
Malcom Lee puts the Bobcats in their place (November 14th)
Who says the Minnesota Timberwolves don’t have a shooting guard?
George shows the Lakers why he’s King of the Hill (November 27th)
DeMarcus Cousins goes coast-to-coast (November 9)
Here’s living proof that a larger athlete (6’11, 270 pounds to be exact) can indeed run the length of the court and make a highlight-reel play usually suited for smaller guards. Not bad, Cousins.
Kyle Korver sinks the Washington Wizards (November 21)
Everyone’s favourite Ashton Kutcher look-a-like hits a game-winning three pointer with 1.9 seconds left on the clock in overtime to lift the Hawks to a 101-100 win over the lowly Wizards.
Kevin Durant throws it down on the Raptors rookie (November 6)
I’ve got to give credit to Jonas Valanciunas for taking this dunk like a man and going for the block. However, he never stood a chance.
These are the 10 plays that stood out the most to the Sir Charles in Charge staff this past month. There were a handful of plays that didn’t make the list (Ray Allen’s 4-point play, Russell Westbrook dunks on Curry, Jeff Teague takes it hard at Durant etc.) so feel free to leave a comment below and let us know which plays you feel deserved to crack our ten.
Vote in the poll below, pick your personal top-3 from our list and help us figure out the top play of the month.
Christopher Walder is the Lead Editor for Sir Charles in Charge. You can follow him on Twitter @WALDERSPORTS
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