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London 2012 basketball doodle: Shoot and score

The doodle, which features a basketball player, allows you to shoot as many baskets as you can in 24 seconds.

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Updated:August 7, 2012, 6:00 PM IST
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London 2012 basketball doodle: Shoot and score
The doodle, which features a basketball player, allows you to shoot as many baskets as you can in 24 seconds.

New Delhi: Google has added yet another discipline to its armchair Olympics - basketball. After putting up the interactive London 2012 hurdle doodle on Tuesday, Google has come up with yet another interactive doodle - London 2012 basketball - that lets users score points playing basketball on their computers.

This is the thirteenth doodle, and the second interactive doodle, posted by Google during the ongoing London 2012 Olympics.

The interactive basketball doodle lets users shoot baskets using the space bar or by holding and releasing the left mouse key.

The doodle, which features a basketball player, allows you to shoot as many baskets as you can in 24 seconds. The doodle also shows a countdown timer and the points earned.

The letters of the Google logo have been portrayed as members of the audience watching your game.

If you want to get a preview of the Google London 2012 basketball doodle click here or start your game in the doodle embedded below the text of this story.

On Tuesday, Google posted the interactive London 2012 Olympics doodle, dedicated to the Hurdles race. The doodle allowed users to participate in a hurdles race using the left-right arrow keys to run and the spacebar to jump over the 10 hurdles in the race.

Google's interactive doodles are a reason for bosses to worry. When Google celebrated the 30th anniversary of Pac-Man game with an interactive doodle, that allowed users to play Pac-Man right on the Google home page led to, according to analysts, a loss of $120 million to the British economy. The innovative doodle that Google put up for the country and jazz guitarist, songwriter and inventor Les Paul resulted in $268 million in lost productivity, according to technology website ExtremeTech. The estimates of the losses caused by Google's London 2012 hurdles doodle are yet to come in.

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