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Dunk of the night: Let’s not forget Josh Smith can throw it down

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Atlanta Hawks forward Josh Smith (5) reacts after being fouled in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game basketball game against the New Jersey Nets Tuesday, Dec. 7 2010 in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)


The Atlanta Hawks can be so much fun in transition, you wonder why they play at the 23rd fastest pace in the league?

In transition you get you get to see Atlanta create chances with their athleticism. Two parts of this dunk are impressive. Of course, there is Josh Smith of the Hawks running the floor, using his body to shield the ball then going in for the huge roundhouse dunk. But check out the pass from Mike Bibby as well. That is a thing of beauty, the kind of thing we expected from Bibby a decade ago.

Finally, credit to Miami’s Joel Anthony for going for the block rather than just getting out of the way.