An NBA blog from Newsday's Bobby Bonett
With last night's jam, I'm convinced Blake Griffin could grab the top of the backboard.
Off a Randy Foye missed three, Griffin soared in for a monster putback as part of the Clippers' 94-75 road win over Dallas. Los Angeles improved to 32-21 with the win, while Dallas (30-24) fell to sixth in the conference.
Griffin was robbed of the No. 1 spot in the NBA's nightly top 5 plays, though,...Read more »
Apparently, Don Nelson couldn't wait to share the news.
According to ESPN, the longtime coach informed a reporter that he found out Wednesday that he will be a part of the 2012 Basketball Hall of Fame class.
"I've had a great time and a great life coaching basketball," Nelson told ESPN. "I don't actually need to be rewarded for anything, but I am very proud and my family...Read more »
Unfortunately, it didn't count.
At the end of the third quarter of the Rockets-Kings game last night, veteran center Marcus Camby threw the ball baseball-style from underneath his own basket at the end of the third quarter, draining the heave. He got the toss off about two-tenths of a second too late, though, and the basket was waved off. The Rockets managed to win the game in overtime, 113-106.
Camby's...Read more »
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...Read more »