The great poet William Shakespeare once wrote “Revenge is a dish that is best served cold”. Last night the Nuggets Timofey Mozgov may have changed that classic line to read “Retribution is a dish that is best served as cold as the Polar Vortex”!
With 9:21 left in the 4th quarter of the Nuggets convincing 120-94 victory over the hapless Orlando Magic Saturday night, Mozzy changed the course of his own history. Mozgov retrieved a rebound on another errant shot by the Magic and made an outlet pass that started a fast break opportunity and followed the play down the court. The fast break never materialized and Jordan Hamilton found himself in the corner with the ball at the 3 point line. Then Mozzy’s basketball instincts kicked in and he made a hard cut to the basket from the 3 point line at the top of the key. Hamilton saw the move and passed the ball to Mozzy barrelling towards the basket. Mozzy took the pass and in one motion, rose up and jammed the ball with his left hand right into the grill of Magic Forward Andrew Nicholson who had come from the weak side to try and block the shot.
The jam was so emphatic that it reminded me of the Blake Griffin jam over Mozgov while he was still a New York Knick when the term “being Mozgoved” was born. The minions of Sports highlight readers can no longer call this “being Mozgoved”. Timo has exorcised that demon and the term will now be changed to “being Nicholsoned””
Retribution is a dish that is best served as cold as the Polar Vortex!
You can check out the dunk right here!
[Video Credits to jomantas lasti via:youtube.com]