Indiana Pacers

Ian Mahinmi Emphatically Denies Jeff Teague's Dunk Attempt with Monster Block

INDIANAPOLIS - APRIL 19: Ian Mahinmi #28 of the Indiana Pacers looks for a rebound against the Atlanta Hawks in the East Conference Quarter Finals at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on April 19, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and condition of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: 2014 NBAE  (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Alec NathanFeatured ColumnistMay 3, 2014

The Indiana Pacers dominated the Atlanta Hawks during the second quarter of Saturday's Game 7, closing the first half on an 18-4 run.

But it was backup center Ian Mahinmi who stole the show by emphatically swatting Hawks point guard Jeff Teague at the rim as time expired. 

The block capped off a nine-and-a-half-minute stretch that saw the Hawks shoot 1-of-15 from the floor as the Pacers took a 47-36 lead into the locker room. 

 

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