Double Dribble

An NBA blog from Newsday's Bobby Bonett

Jazz, Celtics steal the top 10

Utah Jazz's Gordon Hayward pauses in the final

Utah Jazz's Gordon Hayward pauses in the final seconds of the final overtime of an NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks. (March 25, 2012) (Credit: AP)

Arguably the most important game of the night in terms of the NBA playoff picture walked away with the night's two best plays.

At No. 2 on the NBA's top 10 plays countdown was the Celtics' Rajon Rondo. Rondo deked the entire Jazz defense, most notably Paul Millsap, with a fake pass from the free throw line, then easily dished it to Brandon Bass for the easy layup. You get the most appreciation for the play in slow motion, when you see Millsap preparing to defend a corner three when Rondo still has the ball. Oops.

Gordon Hayward wound up No. 1 though for his personal block party. Hayward, who is averaging a decent 0.7 blocks per game, first stuffed Keyon Dooling on a dunk attempt, then Avery Bradley. Both blocks game one-on-one under the basket.

The Celtics came away with the win, 94-82.

For the dunk enthusiasts, Blake Griffin had a big jam at No. 5, while Ty Lawson somehow wound up in the top 10 with his weak, wide open dunk.

Tags: Blake Griffin , Omri Casspi , Baron Davis , Tyson Chandler , Ty Lawson , Anthony Tolliver , JaVale Mcgee , Mike Bibby , JR Smith , Rajon Rondo , Brandon Bass , Gordon Hayward , highlights

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