Suns’ Cam Johnson makes highlight-reel slam in 1st quarter vs. Pelicans

Apr 17, 2022, 7:14 PM | Updated: 11:37 pm
Cameron Johnson #23 of the Phoenix Suns lays up a shot against the New Orleans Pelicans during the ...
Cameron Johnson #23 of the Phoenix Suns lays up a shot against the New Orleans Pelicans during the first half of Game One of the Western Conference First Round NBA Playoffs at Footprint Center on April 17, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

It looks like Phoenix Suns sixth man Cam Johnson is back to full health, if anyone was still curious.

In the first half of the Suns’ 2022 NBA Playoffs opener, Johnson delivered a one-handed poster slam on a lob from forward Torrey Craig.

Soaring through the air and reaching back for the ball, the Suns’ Sixth Man of the Year finalist may find himself on all the highlight reels Sunday night.

Johnson left no questions about his health or the quad injury that sidelined him for 13 games down the stretch of the season.

He played the Suns’ final six games of the regular season, but didn’t quite look himself, only averaging 8.6 points per game in his return.

In his first seven minutes of action in the series, Johnson scored 5 points for Phoenix.

He did find himself in some foul trouble picking up two early personals.

The Suns hold a 53-34 lead over the Pelicans after the first half from Footprint Center.

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