Basketball

Real Lions roar to crushing 101-46 win over Aqua Youth

REAL Lions crushed Aqua Youth 101-46 as the 2017 Howard McCatty/Sports Development Foundation (SDF) Southern Conference Community Basketball League continued at the Majesty Gardens court on Wednesday night. The Lions were led by Kemar McLeish with 26 points and eight rebounds, Dimario Jackson 23 p ... Read More

NOAH... ban will begin with the first NBA regular-season or play-off game (Photo: AFP) New York’s Noah suspended for doping violation
NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — New York Knicks centre Joakim Noah, the son of French tennis l ... Read More

Catherine Hall All-Stars make winning start in Elite Basketball League
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Defending champions Catherine Hall All-Stars got their Western Basketb ... Read More

Holland High lead girls basketball league
WAKEFIELD, Trelawny — Holland High have secured the top spot in the play-offs after winning th ... Read More

WBA league tips off Saturday

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, March 16, 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Catherine Hall All-Stars will start their defence of the Western Basketball Association’s Elite Basketball League (EBL) on Saturday against Muschett Falcons in the final game of a triple-header at the Montego Bay Cricket Club set to start at 8:00pm. Newcomers Holland Blue Rebels will meet Sav Elite Titans in a Men’s Basketball Championships game at 4:00 pm, followed by Granville Jaguars against promoted Inner-city Avalanche in an EBL game at 6:00 pm. E ... Read More

Holland High make it four-in-a-row in ISSA basketball

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Wednesday, March 15, 2017    

Holland High’s Tatianna Fagan (left) dribbles away from Shanya Connell in Friday’s ISSA Western Conference Girls’ basketball game at Mt Alvernia High. Holland High won the game 32-1 for their third straight win. (Paul Reid)

HOLLAND, Trelawny — Holland High continued their red-hot run in the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) Western Conference girls’ basketball competition on Monday, beating defending champions Rhodes Hall 30-21 at Holland for their fourth-straight win to remain unbeaten in the competition. Holland High are on eight points from their four wins, one behind former champions Mt Alvernia High, who have nine points from five games with Muschett High in third place on six poin ... Read More

Holland High hunt third win in ISSA schoolgirls’ basketball

Thursday, March 09, 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Holland High will go for three straight wins tomorrow when they take on Montego Bay High School in the first game of an Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association Western Conference Schoolgirls’ basketball competition double-header at Mt Alvernia High. Holland High are coming off a big 21-12 win over Mt Alvernia High, who will seek to rebound tomorrow when they host defending champions Rhodes Hall in the second game. Also Friday, Muschett High will host Will ... Read More

Curry comes alive as Warriors end losing skid

Tuesday, March 07, 2017    

Lance Thomas (left) of New York Knicks drives to the basket against Matt Barnes of Golden State Warriors on Sunday at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. (Photo: AFP)

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Stephen Curry moved into 10th place on the all-time three-point list as the Golden State Warriors rebounded from back-to-back defeats with a 112-105 NBA win over the struggling New York Knicks on Sunday. The Warriors had dropped two-straight games since losing Kevin Durant to injury, and one factor was a lack of production from Curry. But the reigning, two-time NBA Most Valuable Player found his scoring touch on Sunday. The 28-year-old point guard tallie ... Read More

Durant out ‘indefinitely’ after ligament sprain — Warriors

Thursday, March 02, 2017    

Golden State Warriors player Kevin Durant suffered a knee ligament injury during the loss to Washington Wizards in NBA action on Tuesday. (Photo: AFP)

SAN FRANCISCO, United States (AFP) — Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant faces an indefinite injury layoff after spraining a knee ligament, but could return before the end of the regular season, the NBA team said yesterday. Durant hobbled off the court during the Warriors’ defeat to Washington Wizards on Tuesday after a collision with team-mate Zaza Pachulia. “It has been determined that Durant suffered a grade 2 medial collateral ligament sprain and a tibial bone bruise, ... Read More

Mt Alvernia seek quick double in basketball

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Monday, February 27, 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Mt Alvernia High, back-to-back finalists in the ISSA Western Conference Girls basketball competition, will be seeking back-to-back wins today when they host Montego Bay High in a cross-town rivalry in the second game of a double-header set to start at 3:30 pm. Mt Alvernia High opened their account on Friday with another close victory over Muschett High 23-20 in Montego Bay as they held off the hard-charging Trelawny school. In the first game, defending champions R ... Read More

Magic Johnson takes charge in major Lakers shake-up

Wednesday, February 22, 2017    

This file photo taken on February 8, 2017, shows NBA legend Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson (in black) during the game between the UCLA Bruins and the Oregon Ducks at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, California.

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson, who sparked the Los Angeles Lakers to five NBA titles in the 1980s, was yesterday named president of basketball operations for the struggling NBA squad. Lakers president and part-owner Jeanie Buss also announced the firing of general manager Mitch Kupchak and vice-president of basketball operations Jim Buss, Jeanie’s brother and son of former owner Jerry Buss, who died in 2013. “Today I took a series of ac ... Read More

Glenn Robinson wins NBA slam dunk contest

Monday, February 20, 2017    

Glenn Robinson (airborne) of Indiana Pacers competes in the 2017 Verizon Slam Dunk Contest at Smoothie King Center on Saturday in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo: AFP)

NEW ORLEANS, United States (AFP) — Glenn Robinson scored a perfect 50 on his final dunk to capture the NBA All Star Game’s slam dunk title Saturday after leaping over three people for a dynamic two-handed reverse jam. Indiana Pacers forward Robinson jumped over teammate Paul George, the club’s mascot and a Pacer cheerleader to easily win the contest over Phoenix Suns rookie Derrick Jones. “I wanted to bring some energy to the competition,” Robinson said. “I ... Read More

Wizards rout Pacers while Bulls edge Celtics

Saturday, February 18, 2017    

Myles Turner, #33 of Indiana Pacers, shoots the ball against Washington Wizards during the game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Thursday in Indianapolis. (Photo: AFP)

WASHINGTON, United States — With a host of scoring threats, the Washington Wizards have become one of the NBA’s hottest teams, showing their scoring depth Thursday in a 111-98 rout of struggling Indiana. Otto Porter Jr had 25 points and eight rebounds, Markieff Morris added 21 points and seven rebounds, all-star John Wall contributed 20 points and 12 assists, while Bradley Beal had 19 points as the Wizards led all the way. “We have a lot of threats and it’s hard to key ... Read More

LeBron leads Cavaliers into break with win over Pacers

Friday, February 17, 2017    

LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers goes for the dunk during their game against the Indiana Pacers at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, on Wednesday night.  The Cavaliers won 113-104. (Photo: AFP)

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — LeBron James scored 31 points, Kyrie Irving added 26 and Kyle Korver had 22 to spark defending NBA champion Cleveland over the visiting Indiana Pacers 113-104 on Wednesday night. In their final game before Sunday’s 66th NBA All-Star Game, the Cavaliers won their third game in a row and seventh in eight starts to stand 39-16 and atop the Eastern Conference. At 7-1 in February, the Cavs matched their win total from a 7-8 January. “We’ve p ... Read More



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