Nikola Pekovic, welcome to Youtube.
On Saturday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Harrison Barnes absolutely posterized Pekovic with a nasty dunk.
Take a look here:
This reminds Warriors fans of Baron Davis’ dunk on Andrei Kirilenko (who, ironically, is also on the T-Wolves now) in the 2007 playoffs, although this one seems more impressive.
Barnes leaps from outside the restricted area, then seemingly paused for a moment before slamming it over Pekovic, making the Timberwolves’ center an instant Internet sensation.
A couple other things: notice how Barnes stares down Pekovic after the dunk, which shows just how confident the rookie is at the moment. Also, the reaction of the Warriors’ bench is hilarious (Jarrett Jack holding back Charles Jenkins cracks me up).
The dunk was number one on Sportscenter’s Top 10 Plays of the Day, and deservedly so.
The Warriors defeated the Timberwolves 95-86 on Saturday night at Oracle Arena. [Recap here]