01/17/2012 09:07 am ET Updated Jan 18, 2012

JaVale McGee Self Alley-Oop: Wizards Coach Flip Saunders Upset With Center (VIDEO)

When the Washington Wizards are making headlines, it's usually not good news -- even if it's a great highlight. Take Monday's game against Houston for instance, when center JaVale McGee showed off his athleticism on a fast break by pulling off a self alley-oop to cut the Rockets' lead to four early in the third quarter.

With a wide open path to the basket following a Houston turnover, McGee threw the ball off the backboard and slammed it in with two hands instead of throwing down a normal dunk.

Wiz coach Flip Saunders was not impressed with the showboating. Saunders pulled McGee out of the game and only put him back in for a few minutes at the beginning of the fourth quarter.

After Houston handed D.C. its 12th loss of the season (the worst record in the NBA), Saunders said plays like that are "unacceptable."

McGee, however, wasn't sure what he did wrong.

"Apparently, if you get a fast break and you throw it off the backboard in the third quarter and you're 1-11, you're not supposed to do stuff like that," McGee said. "I felt like I was trying to get the team hyped and trying to make a good play, so I felt like we did that, and we went on a run from there."

Even if McGee doesn't get it, perhaps it could have been worse.. he could have missed the dunk.