Double Dribble

An NBA blog from Newsday's Bobby Bonett

The 23 foreign NBAers (and counting) who will play in the Olympics

ANDERSON VAREJAO Brazil Cleveland Cavaliers Olympic history: First

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As Team USA's final roster for the 2012 Olympics was announced, the Drib compiled a gallery profiling each NBA player who will represent a foreign country in London.

So far, 23 NBA players have clinched spots at the Games; five for Team France, five for Team Spain, four for Team Argentina, four for Team Brazil, and one each for Teams China, Australia, Great Britain, Lithuania and Russia.


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James Harden's triple lifts OKC to win

James Harden #13 of the Oklahoma City Thunder

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According to ESPN's John Hollinger, entering last night's Game 5 against the Spurs, Thunder guard James Harden hadn't hit a shot this season in the final three minutes of games within five points.

That changed in a big way.

Harden, who finished with 20 points off the bench for Oklahoma City, drilled a contested three with 28 seconds left in the game, pushing the Thunder to a 106-101...

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Tim Duncan sets NBA playoff block record

San Antonio Spurs center Tim Duncan (21) blocks

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Oklahoma City crushed San Antonio in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals 102-82 Thursday night, but it didn't stop Spurs forward Tim Duncan from making history.

Duncan's fourth block of the night gave him 477 career playoff blocks, the most in NBA history. The veteran added one more block to bring his postseason total to 478.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar previously held the record with 476...

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LeBron, Dwight named to All-NBA First Team

LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat posts

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NBA MVP LeBron James and the man who may have replaced him as the league's most polarizing player, Dwight Howard, were both named to the All-NBA First Team, the league announced today.

Joining James and Howard on the first team were Dwight Howard, Kobe Bryant and Chris Paul.

James averaged 27.1 points, 6.2 assists and 7.9 rebounds en route to his third MVP award. This year also marks...

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Spurs get fancy in romp over Jazz

San Antonio Spurs' Danny Green hangs on the

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Forget the Heat, and the Thunder, and the Lakers.

The Spurs are -- and have been -- the team to beat on the road to the NBA Finals.

Since March 17, San Antonio is 23-2 including the playoffs. They have outscored opponents by an average of 109.1-95.2, or nearly 14 points per game. Over the stretch, they have beaten the Mavs by 17, Sixers by 17, Lakers by 21 and 24, and Jazz by 10, 15...

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