Double Dribble

An NBA blog from Newsday's Bobby Bonett

No. 11 and Newsday's newest 'Countdown' project

Denver Nuggets rookie forward Kenneth Faried, right, reats

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From the top 10 New York coaches and managers of all-time to the 14 best NBA lottery picks ever, "Countdown" is a collection of rankings compiled by Newsday's sports writers.

For the 2012-13 season, Newsday's two basketball beat writers, Al Iannazzone (Knicks) and Roderick Boone (Nets), in addition to your fearles Double Dribble leader, will add to the project by taking a crack at...

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The year's best dunks, or 'Blake Griffin's favorite countdown'

Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, right, goes

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There was LeBron James' dunk over the top of John Lucas III. And the Paul George double-clutch reverse dunk in transition. And a ton of Blake Griffin throwdowns, most notably the posterization of Kendrick Perkins.

But one dunk topped them all.

To find out which, you'll have to click below, where the NBA compiled the 10 best dunks of the season.

Griffin appeared on the list the...

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Kyrie Irving headlines All-Rookie Team

Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving (2) participates in the

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NBA Rookie of the Year Kyrie Irving was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team Tuesday afternoon, receiving 29 of a possible 29 first-place votes.

Irving, the No. 1 overall pick in last year's draft, had an outstanding rookie season for the Cavs. The point guard averaged 18.5 points on 46.9 percent shooting, and shot 39.9 percent from three and 87.2 percent from the line. Irving also averaged...

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O.J. Mayo hip-check leads to breakaway slam

Memphis Grizzlies guard O.J. Mayo celebrates a three-point

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Chris Paul made a mistake last night.

He got in O.J. Mayo's way.

During the Grizzlies' 94-85 win over the Clippers Monday night, Mayo picked Paul's pocket on his way to the breakaway jam.

After the steal, though, Mayo issued a subtle hip-check, knocking Paul on his rear end. No foul was called.

Mayo's jam came in at No. 5 in the NBA top 10; I, as well as the voice of the...

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Gallinari-to-Faried the weekend's nicest play

Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried pulls down a

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While you were watching Duke and Missouri destroy your NCAA Tournament brackets this weekend, Danilo Gallinari threw the pass of the year.

During the Nuggets' 98-91 win over the Celtics on Saturday, Gallinari whipped a behind-the-back pass in transition to Kenneth Faried, who finished the break off with a slam.

Gallo finished with 20 points, the first time he has eclipsed 20 since coming...

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