An NBA blog from Newsday's Bobby Bonett
'I-block-a' rejection highlights top 10
Nicolas Batum made a really nice move in transition to get to the hoop last night. Unfortunately, Serge Ibaka was there waiting.
Batum crossed over Thabo Sefolosha near the three-point line, and looked set to end the break with a dunk. Hustling back, though, was Ibaka, who soared across the paint and rejected the Blazers forward.
The block came in at No. 2 on the NBA's nightly list of top plays. Oklahoma City won in a romp against the Portland "Tank" Blazers, 109-95.
As you've probably noticed, the Double Dribble isn't too fond of most dunks that make it into the top 10 each night; we'd rather the ridiculous block or no-look pass over the tired slam. But Shannon Brown's throw down at No. 8 off a pass from Steve Nash was nice. Brown, who's looked far better the second half of the season, reminded everyone of his elevation, the 6-4 guard soaring well above the rim for the dunk.
A Kobe milestone and a no-look Goran Dragic dish also made the list:
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