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We all have those moments when watching or participating in sports that are unforgettable. When it comes to basketball, oftentimes it comes in the form of an unbelievable dunk that not only acts as the finishing touch on a career game, but also leaves the defender captured as the lifelong victim of being posterized.

Last night, as the Memphis Grizzlies took on the Bobcats in Charlotte, Rudy Gay seemed to be on his way to one of those instances: a moment that was to be captured in time. However, the result was not what Rudy was hoping for, nor was it what the image would lead you to believe. Rudy took to the sky for what seemed would be an incredible dunk, but the Bobcats’ Tyrus Thomas wasn’t having it. Thomas got a piece of the shot, one of his four blocks on the night, which added to Memphis’ frustrating night.

In other action, Carlos Boozer and Derrick Rose led the Bulls to yet another win at home, improving their record at the United Center this season to one of the best in the league at 17-3. The Celtics, another team with a near-perfect record at home, were shocked by the Houston Rockets 108-102 in Boston.

Check out some of the images from yesterday’s action thanks to Yahoo.


Rudy Gay tries to dunk wearing the Nike Zoom Hyperfuse, defended by Tyrus Thomas in the Jordan Retro 13.

Rudy Gay, wearing the Nike Air Max Fly By, tries to dunk while being defended by Tyrus Thomas, who wears the Jordan Retro 13.

Stephen Jackson in the Jordan 2010 Team.Stephen Jackson in the Jordan 2010 Team.

Rudy Gay shoots a pull up in the lane wearing the Nike Zoom Hyperfuse PE.Rudy Gay, wearing the Air Max Fly By PE, pulls up for a shot in the lane .

Derrick Rose continues to lead Chicago wearing the adidas adiZero Rose.Derrick Rose continues to lead Chicago while wearing the adidas adiZero Rose.

Ray Allen showing his perfect shooting form in the Jordan 2010 Team.Ray Allen shows his perfect shooting form in the Jordan 2010 Team.

Rajon Rondo looks to pass wearing the Nike Zoom Hyperfuse PE.Rajon Rondo looks to pass in the Nike Zoom Hyperfuse PE.

Courtney Lee shoots a jumper in the Nike Huarache 2010.Courtney Lee shoots a jumper in the Nike Huarache 2010.

Carlos Boozer shoots a fade away in the Nike Hyperdunk 2010.Carlos Boozer shoots a fadeaway in the Nike Hyperdunk 2010.

Aaron Brooks is hyped wearing the Nike Zoom Kobe V.Aaron Brooks is hyped wearing the Nike Hyperdunk Low.

Von Wafer lays in a bucket wearing the Reebok Zig Slash.Von Wafer, wearing the Reebok Zig Slash, lays in a bucket .