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Maurice Harkless finishes strong on the break in this clip.

Among the best plays Orlando Magic forward Maurice Harkless made in his team's 89-88 loss to the Utah Jazz on Saturday came in transition in the third quarter. Orlando big man Kyle O'Quinn ignited the break with a steal, and Harkless punctuated it with a slam.

In the clip, video of which is embedded in this post, Arron Afflalo recovers the loose ball resulting from O'Quinn's deflection of a pass intended for Utah big man Derrick Favors. Afflalo pushes the ball ahead up the center of the floor, with Harkless streaking up the right wing. Afflalo then feeds Harkless for a dunk over Marvin Williams so powerful that Harkless landed on his backside.

The play brought Orlando to within six points of the Jazz and came as part as a 7-0 run Harkless made by himself. The second-year player finished Saturday's game with 15 points on 7-of-13 shooting to go with four rebounds, two steals, and two blocked shots.

Video via YouTube user NBAshowtimeHD9.