Double Dribble

An NBA blog from Newsday's Bobby Bonett

Dunks for everyone in NBA top 10

Dallas Mavericks' Vince Carter (25) dunks against the

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If you like peanut butter and JAM, you'll enjoy last night's top 10 NBA plays.

Seven dunks -- and one layup -- highlighted the countdown, including one from Vinsanity.

Carter, as part of the Mavericks' 110-100 win over the Kings, went baseline and threw down a big dunk, good for No. 4 on the countdown. The wily vet finished with seven points, seven boards, five dimes and three blocks...

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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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Ben Wallace leads Pistons past Wizards

Detroit Pistons center Ben Wallace (6) reacts to

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Washington attempted to use, as Washington Post writer Michael Lee put it, a "Wallop-a-Wallace" strategy to beat the Pistons last night.

Big Ben was up to the test.

Wallace, a 34.1 percent free throw shooter on the season, was sent to the line six times in the final 2:17 of what was a close game. He connected on five of the free throws -- after missing his first four attempts...

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Blake Griffin the reason for Pau Gasol's nightmares

Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, right, goes

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Blake Griffin's got Pau Gasol wondering "Where did I go wrong."

Griffin posterized Gasol not once, but twice in the Lakers-Clippers game last night.

The first dunk came early in the game. Off a missed three-point attempt by Randy Foye, Griffin jumped over Gasol to slam home the put-back.

Later in the game, Griffin Mozgov'd Gasol, using the Lakers forward's face...

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Blake jumps out of the building for top play

Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin (32) goes in

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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,...

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Wizards block party highlights top 10

Washington Wizards' Jan Vesely (24) reacts to having

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The Wizards tallied 10 blocks in Thursday night's 93-89 loss to the Pacers, two of them pretty enough to make the NBA's top 10 plays.

Trevor Booker's swat of Roy Hibbert and Jan Vesely's block of Dahntay Jones ranked seventh and sixth, respectively.

Dwyane Wade also made a trio of appearances in the top 10, twice for passes (No. 8 to Udonis Haslem, and No. 2 to LeBron James) and once...

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Jazz, Celtics steal the top 10

Utah Jazz's Gordon Hayward pauses in the final

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Arguably the most important game of the night in terms of the NBA playoff picture walked away with the night's two best plays.

At No. 2 on the NBA's top 10 plays countdown was the Celtics' Rajon Rondo. Rondo deked the entire Jazz defense, most notably Paul Millsap, with a fake pass from the free throw line, then easily dished it to Brandon Bass for the easy layup. You get the most appreciation...

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'I-block-a' rejection highlights top 10

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka (9), of

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Nicolas Batum made a really nice move in transition to get to the hoop last night. Unfortunately, Serge Ibaka was there waiting.

Batum crossed over Thabo Sefolosha near the three-point line, and looked set to end the break with a dunk. Hustling back, though, was Ibaka, who soared across the paint and rejected the Blazers forward.

The block came in at No. 2 on the NBA's nightly list of...

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Marcus Camby drained a full court baseball-style shot

Portland Trail Blazers forward Marcus Camby on the

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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...

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Hornets block party kicks off Top 10

Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, bottom, is

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Chris Kaman and Jason Smith's big stuffs in the Hornets' 97-90 win over the Clippers both landed in last night's top 10 NBA plays.

Kaman rejected Blake Griffin, and Smith blocked DeAndre Jordan. The two plays came in at No. 9 and 8, respectively.

Al Jefferson's game-winning tip-in from Utah's 103-102 win over Sacramento was chosen as the No. 1 play. addCustomPlayer('unqwu8ctqcul1xqgvteh7x0wd',...

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