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Jan

Canon 1Dx mk2, 300mm, 6400iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual
Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac (left) dives for a loose ball against Phoenix Suns forward Trevor Ariza in the second quarter at Talking Stick Resort Arena.

Thanks to an incredibly busy month of shooting numerous NFL playoff games (#firstworldproblems) I have fallen behind on closing out my final few Best of 2018 galleries.  Gonna try and knock out the remaining 3-4 blogs before heading off to the Super Bowl next weekend.  Here are my favorite basketball photos of 2018.  Continue on to see them all!

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 5000iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Manual
Phoenix Suns guard Tyler Ulis (right) dives for a loose ball against Dallas Mavericks forward Harrison Barnes in the second half at Talking Stick Resort Arena.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 6400iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Manual
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) battles for a loose ball against Phoenix Suns guard Elfrid Payton (2) in the first half at Talking Stick Resort Arena.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 6400iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Manual
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) uses a mop to clean the floor against the Phoenix Suns in the third quarter at Talking Stick Resort Arena.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 6400iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Manual
Cleveland Cavaliers guard LeBron James (23) dunks the ball against the Phoenix Suns in the second half at Talking Stick Resort Arena.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 8000iso, f3.2, 1/1000th, Manual
Brooklyn Nets center Tyler Davis (34) falls over the top of Orlando Magic guard Isaiah Briscoe during an NBA Summer League game at Cox Pavilion.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 8000iso, f3.2, 1/1600th, Manual
Philadelphia 76ers guard Devondrick Walker (right) controls the ball under pressure from leaping Boston Celtics forward Robert Williams (44) during an NBA Summer League game at Thomas & Mack Center.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 8000iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Manual
Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton (22) drives to the basket against Dallas Mavericks forward Johnathan Motley (6) during an NBA Summer League game at Thomas & Mack Center.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 8000iso, f2.8, 1/1600th, Manual
Indiana Pacers guard Aaron Holiday (3) against San Antonio Spurs guard Derrick White (4) during an NBA Summer League game at the Thomas & Mack Center.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 8000iso, f2.8, 1/2000th, Manual
New York Knicks forward Kevin Knox (20) hangs from the rim as he slam dunks the ball against the Atlanta Hawks during an NBA Summer League game at the Thomas & Mack Center.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 8000iso, f2.8, 1/1600th, Manual
Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) drives to the basket against the New York Knicks during an NBA Summer League game at the Thomas & Mack Center.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 6400iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Manual
Dallas Mavericks center DeAndre Jordan (6) battles for a rebound against Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton (22) in the second half at Talking Stick Resort Arena.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 6400iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual
San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan (10) battles for a loose ball against Phoenix Suns forward Richaun Holmes in the second quarter at Talking Stick Resort Arena.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 6400iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Manual
Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (center) drives to the basket in the first quarter against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 6400iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Manual
Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (left) defends against Phoenix Suns forward Trevor Ariza in the second half at Talking Stick Resort Arena.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 6400iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Manual
Phoenix Suns guard Elie Okobo (left) passes the ball in the fourth quarter against the Brooklyn Nets at Talking Stick Resort Arena.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 300mm, 6400iso, f2.8, 1/1600th, Manual
Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac (top) is upended as he goes over the top of Phoenix Suns forward Richaun Holmes in the first half at Talking Stick Resort Arena.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 300mm, 6400iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual
Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac (left) dives for a loose ball against Phoenix Suns forward Trevor Ariza in the second quarter at Talking Stick Resort Arena.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 8000iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Manual
Phoenix Suns forward Trevor Ariza (right) slam dunks the ball against Sacramento Kings guard Buddy Hield in the second quarter at Talking Stick Resort Arena.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 4000iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Manual
Arizona State Sun Devils guard Remy Martin (1) celebrates in the second half against the Kansas Jayhawks at Wells Fargo Arena.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 4000iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Manual
Arizona State Sun Devils players celebrate on the court after defeating the Kansas Jayhawks at Wells Fargo Arena.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 6400iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Manual
Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) drives to the basket against Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) in the first half at Talking Stick Resort Arena.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 6400iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Manual
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) celebrates in the fourth quarter against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 10,000iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry prior to the game against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 5000iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Manual
Overall view as Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) shoots a second quarter three point shot against the Golden State Warriors at Talking Stick Resort Arena.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 6400iso, f2.8, 1/2000th, Manual
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates in the second half against the Phoenix Suns in the second half at Talking Stick Resort Arena.

Getting closer to the end of my Best of 2018 blogs. Up next is one of my favorite, my best football images of the year!


 
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