An NBA blog from Newsday's Bobby Bonett
Josh Smith looks like a point guard in top 10
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.
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