Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein has yet to start a game this season, but he made a huge impact off of the bench Wednesday at the Golden 1 Center.
What fans will most remember was the emphatic dunk he had with five minutes remaining in the Kings' 108-92 win against the Boston Celtics.
Darren Collison dribbled down the right side of the lane before laying up a one-handed pass to the big man. Cauley-Stein, who was jogging through the top of the paint, then caught the pass and dunked all over Amir Johnson with a one-handed slam.
Cauley-Stein had 14 points, five rebounds, and four assists in the victory. He is earning more time due to the suspension of all-star big man DeMarcus Cousins, but should see an increased role even when Cousins returns. Cauley-Stein's effort came in 23 minutes off of the bench. The seven-footer has averaged 6.5 points and 4.2 rebounds in 112 career appearances in his two seasons for the Kings. Cauley-Stein, 23, was the No. 6 pick in the 2015 NBA Draft out of the University of Kentucky.