Cam Johnson throws down reverse dunk in Suns’ overtime win
Phoenix Suns forward Cam Johnson made his presence felt in the paint during the team’s overtime victory against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The 6-foot-8 Johnson normally makes the highlight reel with shots from beyond the arc, however, Johnson decided to show off his athletic ability for all to see at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Tuesday.
Jarrett Allen meet CAM JOHNSON!!! pic.twitter.com/db3J6Woxeh
— Bally Sports Arizona (@BallySportSAZ) May 5, 2021
With close to a minute left in overtime, Suns center Deandre Ayton was looking to find the open man when Johnson cut to the basket and took flight against Cavaliers center Jarrett Allen.
— Tim Ring (@timringTV) May 5, 2021
Johnson threw down a reverse two-handed dunk and posterized Allen. Ayton and the rest of the Suns bench couldn’t believe what they had just witnessed.
“That was crazy, I was hyped,” Suns forward Mikal Bridges said postgame. “My boy Cam got bounce, man. I didn’t think he was about to dunk it. So it got everybody out of shock, out of surprise. But that’s definitely I think one of the best plays.”
It’s the dunk AND the reaction for us 🤯 pic.twitter.com/WiVZj3Ofg3
— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) May 5, 2021
Suns point guard Chris Paul pointed out after the game how he loved the energy he saw from Johnson and the rest of the Suns players on the play.
“Our team is just so connected like that,” Paul said via Zoom. “To see the bench and how everybody reacted because like I said, we got guys who play the right way. Everything they do come from a good place and when you see [Johnson] making exciting plays you just genuinely happy for [Johnson].”
People around the basketball world were also in awe of Johnson’s two-handed reverse dunk as they took to social media.
WHAT IN THE MOTHER OF NBA STREET VOLUME 2 WAS THAT, CAM JOHNSON?
— Gerald Bourguet (@GeraldBourguet) May 5, 2021
Gave him a look too sheeeeeeeeesh pic.twitter.com/kz96ALQOCZ
— Kellan Olson (@KellanOlson) May 5, 2021
I THINK CAM JOHNSON JUST WON THE DUNK CONTEST…IN MAY.
10’s across the board for that posterizing reverse slam, MY GOODNESS.
— Cody Cunningham (@Cody_Cunningham) May 5, 2021
Johnson ended the night with seven points and five rebounds for Phoenix in 30 minutes of work as the Suns defeated the Cavaliers by a score of 134-118.