Xavier Henry has just joined the Dunk of the Year conversation. In Tuesday night’s game between the New Orleans Pelicans and Los Angeles Lakers, the 22-year-old Lakers guard threw down a mean dunk over center Jeff Withey. With the final minutes of the third quarter winding down, Henry received the ball at the top of the key, pump-faked and drove down the lane. He took off after two dribbles, soaring over former University of Kansas teammate Withey for the dunk.
Henry finished with 15 points on 6-of-8 shooting in 22 minutes off the bench. Los Angeles defeated New Orleans 116-95.