With 2:05 remaining in the first quarter, the 20-year-old, selected 20th in the 2018 Draft, missed a corner three after a Tony Parker but made up for it in emphatic style.
Bridges’ team-mate Willy Hernangomez corralled the rebound and immediately fed the ball back to the rookie who was open on the baseline and streaking towards the basket.
Bridges needed no second invitation has he elevated over helpless Hawks’ center Dewayne Dedmon to hammer home a vicious tomahawk dunk that brought the home crowd (and commentators) to their feet.
Click on the video at the top of the page to judge Bridges’ thunderous dunk for yourself
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