Double Dribble

An NBA blog from Newsday's Bobby Bonett

Bizarro NBA: JaVale McGee and Knicks passing highlight top 10

New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony, left, and Philadelphia

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JaVale McGee's game-winning putback in his Nuggets debut was picked as Wednesday night's top play, but it was a pass by Carmelo Anthony that stole the show.

In the fourth quarter of the Knicks' 82-79 win against the 76ers, Melo made what may have been the best touch pass in the NBA this season. Jeremy Lin, standing outside the 3-point line, whipped a pass to Anthony, who was under the basket....

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NBA top plays: Tinsley's still got game

You can't stop Jamaal Tinsley. You can only hope to contain him.

The 34-year-old veteran point guard was No. 1 in the NBA's top 10 plays last night after going five-hole against Nazr Mohammed.

With the Jazz leading Oklahoma City 78-72 in the fourth, Tinsley dribbled through Mohammed's legs and pulled up from just inside the elbow, draining the short jumper.

Tinsley finished with...

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Warriors retire Mullin's No. 17; owner Joe Lacob booed

File photo of former St. John's star Chris

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St. John's alum and Brooklyn native Chris Mullin had his No. 17 retired by the Golden State Warriors Monday night.

Mullin spent 13 years of his 16-year NBA career with the Warriors. With Golden State, he averaged more than 20 points per game six consecutive years, from 1987-88 to 1992-93, including a career-high 26.5 points per game during the 1988-89 season. He was also a five-time NBA All-Star,...

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John Lucas' one-man show

Chicago Bulls guard John Lucas III, right, is

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The Derrick Rose-less Bulls beat the Magic 85-59 Monday night. It was one of several UGLY games on the earlier slate of NBA games; the Celtics snuck by the Hawks in a barnburner, 79-76, Charlotte lost by 25 to the Sixers, and Tristan Thompson (yes, Tristan Thompson) led the Cavs to a win over the Nets.

For all the ugly basketball played early in the night, though, John Lucas managed 51 ridiculous...

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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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