iDec 26, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Memphis Grizzlies power forward James Johnson (3) is congratulated by small forward Mike Miller (13) after making a basket during the second quarter against the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

James Johnson throws down the nasty jam (GIF)


James Johnson has bounced around the league and the D-League for a few years, but he is getting his chance with the Grizzlies.

He has played well in Thursday night’s game against the Houston Rockets, as he currently has 11 points off the bench, and he’s making the highlight reel.

In the play above, he gets by James Harden’s “defense” and throws down a sick jam. He is athletic, and if he can defend, then he may have found a home in Memphis. The Grizzlies need plays like this if they want to get on a roll, guys like Johnson could spark a run.

The Rockets are struggling as Dwight Howard has five fouls, and their defense needs some help.

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