Double Dribble

An NBA blog from Newsday's Bobby Bonett

Today's interactive Google Olympic Doodle: Basketball

Google Doodle on Aug. 8, 2012.

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As it has throughout the Olympics, Google rolled out a new sports-themed Doodle this morning. Today's sport? Basketball. And for the second straight day, it's an interactive game.

Users are challenged to connect on shots first from the free throw line, then the top of the key, then the three-point line and beyond. You get 24 seconds to shoot using the spacebar as your power lever.


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Coming to a mall near you: MarShon Brooks

New Jersey Nets' MarShon Brooks shoots against Charlotte

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If you live or work in the Paramus, N.J. area, or if you're a diehard Brooklyn Nets fan and want to meet someone who projects to be one of the best sixth men in the league next year, it's worth stopping at the Paramus Park Mall Tuesday at 4 p.m. Nets sophomore shooting guard MarShon Brooks will be on hand Champs Sports as part of a meet-and-greet.

Brooks, a Providence alum, averaged 12.6 points...

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Danny Green, Scott Machado to play in benefit game at Adelphi

San Antonio Spurs' Danny Green (4) makes a

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Spurs forward Danny Green and Iona alum Scott Machado are among several notable hoops players appearing in the 2012 Malone Mulhall Benefit Game at Adelphi University on July 28.

The game will honor Michael Mulhall, Jamie Malone and Paige Malone. The three died in a fatal accident on July 15, 2010, on the way to work at Camp ANCHOR. Counselors at Camp ANCHOR -- "Answering the Needs of...

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NBA to announce 2012-13 schedule Thursday at 7 p.m.

Guard Ray Allen responds to a question during

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The NBA announced Wednesday that the league will unveil the 2012-13 schedule on NBA TV, Thursday at 7 p.m.

According to a press release, the show will "highlight the season's most anticipated games including those scheduled for Kia NBA Tip-Off '12, [...] Christmas Day and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day."

Opening night for the 2012-13 season is on October 30, with the Celtics taking...

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Wizards sign Amityville's A.J. Price

A.J. Price, a former Amityville H.S. standout, is

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A.J. Price is following in fellow Amityville native Mike James' footsteps.

As first reported by Michael Lee of the Washington Post, the Long Island-raised Price agreed to terms with the Washington Wizards. Lee reports that the two sides agreed on a one-year deal.

James, who like Price plays point guard, also played for Washington from 2008-10.

Price, 25, spent the first three...

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Blake Griffin hangs out in Rainn Wilson's van

Rainn Wilson

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Rainn Wilson, one of the stars of "The Office," invited Blake Griffin into his van for a conversation. What followed was fantastic.

The topics ranged from why Griffin is "so scared" to play in the Olympics, (Griffin will miss the Games with an injury), to what Griffin would do if he had one hour left to live, to Griffin's long-winded, philosophical definition of love.


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Report: Randy Foye signs with Utah Jazz

Los Angeles Clippers' Randy Foye (4) shoots a

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Cross Randy Foye off your "best available free agent" lists.

According to Ric Bucher of, Foye, formerly of the Los Angeles Clippers, signed a one-year deal with the Utah Jazz. Jerry Zgoda, the Timberwolves' reporter for the Star-Tribune, reported the deal is worth $2.5 million.

Foye will replace C.J. Miles, an unrestricted free agent who appears unlikely to return...

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Courtvision's new interactive: Tracking rebounds

Dallas' Lamar Odom, top, reaches over Utah's Paul

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If a player misses a jumpshot from the top of the key, where is the ball usually rebounded? Kirk Goldsberry has the answer.

Goldsberry, a visiting scholar at the Harvard Center for Geographic Analysis and an assistant professor of Geography at Michigan State, compiled an interactive project that allows users to view where balls are rebounded from missed shots around the court. The results...

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The Cadillac Escalade that Jason Kidd reportedly crashed in Water Mill

A Cadillac Escalade owned by the Knicks' Jason

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Newsday freelance photographer James Carbone snapped this picture of Jason Kidd's 2010 Cadillac Escalade. According to police, Kidd drove the car into a utility pole at the corner of Cobb Road and Little Cobb Road in Water Mill on Sunday.

Police arrested Kidd on a charge of driving while intoxicated, and said that Kidd "smelled heavily of an alcoholic beverage" and was "very...

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Jeremy Lin covers from New York and Houston

Knicks guard Jeremy Lin talks to the media

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Jeremy Lin was a headline writer's dream, his last name a consistent source for basketball puns both good and bad. He was a fixture on back covers in the New York area during his breakthrough prompting clever, bizarre and awkward headlines.

As Lin bolts New York for the south, here's a look through at how the local papers and Lin's new hometown paper, the Houston Chronicle, played the story:


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