Double Dribble

An NBA blog from Newsday's Bobby Bonett

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.

Oh,...

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Derrick Rose, Blake Griffin, Kevin Durant on cover of NBA 2K13

The cover of NBA 2K13.

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Derrick Rose, Blake Griffin and Kevin Durant will grace the cover of NBA 2K13, 2K Sports announced Tuesday.

The 2K Sports series returns to active NBA players after using legends on the cover the previous two years; Michael Jordan was on the cover for NBA 2K11, and Larry Bird, Magic Johnson and Jordan were on separate covers for NBA 2K12.

Unlike last season, Rose, Durant and Griffin...

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Russell Westbrook and the best circus shots of 2011-12

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) reacts

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Russell Westbrook's running "lay-up" from the free throw line topped the NBA's list of the best circus shots from the 2011-12 season.

With the Thunder and Lakers tied at 70 in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals, Westbrook took off on a breakaway. He was fouled just inside the free throw line, and heaved up a finger roll from the elbow that dropped.

Oklahoma City went on...

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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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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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Ibaka with the top defensive play of the year

Serge Ibaka #9 of the Oklahoma City Thunder

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In a highlight dominated by rejections, who better to lead the way than the NBA's top shot-blocker, Serge Ibaka?

Ibaka, who led the league by averaging 3.65 blocks per game -- the highest single-season mark since Theo Ratliff averaged 3.74 blocks per game during the 2000-01 season -- had the top defensive play of the year, according to a countdown released by the NBA.

During a 96-90...

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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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Telfair's 64th career block saves Phoenix

Phoenix Suns coach Alvin Gentry, left, and Suns

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Sebastian Telfair had 63 career blocks heading into last night's Suns-Clippers game. That's 0.1 blocks per game over his eight-year career.

He made his 64th count.

With under 10 seconds left and the Suns leading 91-90, Chris Paul drove the lane. He was picked up by Telfair and Marcin Gortat. As Paul went up for the shot, the 6-0 Telfair swatted the ball into the stands, preserving the...

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CP3's Shammgod dribble from Saturday and the NBA top 10

Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul, left,

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In case you haven't noticed, James Harden has arrived.

The Oklahoma City guard, who has started just two of 60 games this year, scored 40 points in 36 minutes off the bench last night, leading the Thunder past the Suns, 109-97.

Harden's offensive game has taken a major step forward in his third season in Oklahoma City. He is averaging 16.8 points on 48.9 percent shooting, including 39.1...

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Nine dunks and a layup to start your day

Utah Jazz power forward Paul Millsap (24) is

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The Jazz picked up a monstrous win by taking down the Mavericks, 123-121, in three overtimes last night.

If it weren't for Paul Millsap, the game would've been much shorter, and Utah's playoff chances would be on life support.

With less than three seconds to go, Millsap grabbed an offensive rebound off a Gordon Hayward miss and threw down a dunk, tying the game at 89, and...

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