Butler's baseline jam brings AAC to life

March, 20, 2010
3/20/10
9:45
PM CT
DALLAS -- Caron Butler's dunk, which should be high in SportsCenter's top 10, totally changed the dynamic of this game.

The Mavs -- and their fans -- didn't seem to have much energy before Butler blew by his defender on the left baseline and soared over Kendrick Perkins for the tomahawk slam. It's the type of drive and finish that hasn't been seen by a Mav since Michael Finley was in his prime.

That play, which got the crowd out of their seats, trimmed the Celtics' lead to seven. It sparked a run that has resulted in a tie game with two minutes remaining in the third quarter.

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TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Monta Ellis
PTS AST STL MIN
19.3 4.2 1.9 33.9
OTHER LEADERS
ReboundsT. Chandler 11.4
AssistsR. Rondo 6.4
StealsM. Ellis 1.9
BlocksT. Chandler 1.3