Double Dribble

An NBA blog from Newsday's Bobby Bonett

Josh Smith looks like a point guard in top 10

Atlanta Hawks forward Josh Smith reacts in the

Atlanta Hawks forward Josh Smith reacts in the last seconds of overtime against the Boston Celtics in an NBA basketball game in Boston. (April 11, 2012) (Credit: AP)

There aren't many other 6-9 power forwards in the NBA that can lead a break like Josh Smith did last night.

During the Hawks-Celtics game, Smith took the ball up court, evading a Boston defender with a pretty behind-the-back dribble, before finding point guard Jeff Teague with an even prettier behind-the-back pass, who finished the fastbreak with a layup.

Smith finished with 20 points, 11 boards and five assists, and Teague finished with 21 points and six assists, but Boston pulled off the win in overtime, 88-86.

Smith's ball-handling landed him seventh in last night's top 10. Each of the top two spots were occupied by the Clippers; Blake Griffin's big slam on Serge Ibaka coming in at No. 2, and Chris Paul's game-winning layup against the Thunder with 8.8 seconds to go wound up first.

Tags: Monta Ellis , Larry Sanders , Roy Hibbert , Tim Duncan , Josh Smith , Jeff Teague , Marc Gasol , Lester Hudson , Goran Dragic , Courtney Lee , JaVale McGee , Blake Griffin , Serge Ibaka , Chris Paul , highlights

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