Instant Replay: Former Utah State Aggie Posterizes Indiana Pacers Forward

Jan 30, 2024, 9:38 PM | Updated: Jan 31, 2024, 10:45 am

BOSTON, Massachusetts – Neemias Queta couldn’t stand idly by as former Utah State teammate turned NBA Eastern Conference foe Sam Merrill set Cleveland Cavalier three-point records ablaze.

Queta, now playing for the Boston Celtics, went viral on Tuesday night for his vicious dunk over Indiana Pacers forward Jalen Smith.

After winning a jump ball on the Celtics’ end of the floor, Queta grabbed the loose ball and unleashed all the frustration that comes with playing less than 20 minutes a night. Smith, a former top-ten pick, had no other choice than to foul the seven-footer.

Finishing through contact, the man-slam gave Boston a four-point lead and sent the Portuguese center to the free throw line. Queta played 14 minutes, finishing with four points, one rebound, two blocks, and one highlight reel memory in a 129-124 win.

After signing a two-way contract with the Celtics in September, Queta has played 19 games this season. He is averaging 4.5 points and 4.3 rebounds on 58 percent shooting.

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No. 17 Utah State will travel to sunny San Diego on Saturday, February 3, for a road tilt against the San Diego State Aztecs. Tip-off is at 1:30 p.m. (MT). The Aggies are 8-18 all-time against SDSU in a series dating back to 1962. USU is 1-9 away from the Spectrum and has dropped the past four games against the Aztecs. Utah State’s last win in San Diego came in 1998.

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