Double Dribble

An NBA blog from Newsday's Bobby Bonett

'I-block-a' rejection highlights top 10

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka (9), of

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka (9), of Republic of Congo, reacts after being fouled in front of San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker (9) and Thunder forward Lazar Hayward, right, during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City. (March 16, 2012) (Credit: AP)

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:

Tags: Kobe Bryant , Michael Jordan , Marreese Speights , Steve Nash , Shannon Brown , Larry Sanders , LaMarcus Aldridge , Marcin Gortat , Rudy Gay , Dorell Wright , Serve Ibaka , Nicolas Batum , Goran Dragic , Luis Scola , highlights

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