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Malik Monk throws down vicious dunk as Charlotte Hornets thrash Orlando Magic

A Josh Okogie put-back and Russell Westbrook-Jerami Grant alley-oop connection also feature among Monday night's top plays

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Malik Monk throws down a vicious slam dunk in the Charlotte Hornets

Malik Monk threw down a vicious slam dunk as the Charlotte Hornets thrashed the Orlando Magic on New Year's Eve.

Monk's highlight of the night came in the final minute of the first quarter as Hornets' center Willy Hernangomez scrambled to gather a loose pass in the paint.

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As Magic defenders Mo Bamba and Terrence Ross tried and failed to beat Hernangomez to the ball, Monk cut to the basket from the three-point line leaving Wesley Iwundu trailing in his wake.

Monday night's scores

  • Memphis Grizzlies 101-113 Houston Rockets
  • Golden State Warriors 132-109 Phoenix Suns
  • Dallas Mavericks 102-122 Oklahoma City Thunder
  • Minnesota Timberwolves 114-123 New Orleans Pelicans
  • Atlanta Hawks 108-116 Indiana Pacers
  • Orlando Magic 100-125 Charlotte Hornets
  • Boston Celtics 111-120 San Antonio Spurs

Hernangomez found Monk with a smart pass, giving the unattended Hornets' guard plenty of time to wind up and hammer home a vicious slam.

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Click the video at the top of the page to watch Monk's nasty dunk, then click the video below to watch more top plays from New Year's Eve in the NBA

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