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NBA Update

Atlanta Hawks' Paul Millsap (4) shoots against Brooklyn Nets'Mason Plumlee (1) during the second half of an NBA basketball game. (PHOTO:AP)

Spurs secure best NBA record The San Antonio Spurs (62-18) will have home advantage throughout the post-season after securing the best record in the Association, with roughly two games to go for most teams. San Antonio had secured their place from much earlier in th ... Read More

Los Angeles Lakers' Steve Nash, left, is congratulated by guard Jodie
Meeks after Nash's assist gave him sole possession of third place for
NBA career assist. (PHOTO:AP) NBA iLikes
5. In transition, Damian Lillard and Nicolas Batum showed some deft ball movement before Lillard thr ... Read More

Spot Valley clip wings of high-flying Mt Alvernia Spot Valley clip wings of high-flying Mt Alvernia
WAKEFIELD, Trelawny — Defending champions Spot Valley High have confirmed their superiority ov ... Read More

Sav Elite Titans continue impressive start in basketball Sav Elite Titans continue impressive start in basketball
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Sav Elite Titans picked up where they left off in the first round of t ... Read More

Mt Alvernia continue impressive run

Tuesday, April 08, 2014    

MARTHA BRAE, Trelawny — Mt Alvernia High continued their impressive run in the ISSA/Western Conference High School Girls Open basketball competition on Friday beating last season's beaten finalists William Knibb Memorial 35-28 in Martha Brae, Trelawny. Friday's result was Mt Alvernia's third win in a row after losing to defending champions Spot Valley High in the opening game which saw them move into second place on seven points, one behind Spot Valley's eight from their four straight wi ... Read More

UTech Knights slay Unsquashables for title

Tuesday, April 01, 2014    

Managing partner for KPMG in Jamaica Tarun Handa (far
left), presents the championship trophy to the UTECH Knights
who won the KPMG Squash League after defeating the
Unsquashables 2-1 in the final at the Liguanea Club this
weekend. Members of the winning team (from left) are Julian
Morrison, Ashante Smith, Yasser Wright and Gavin Depass.

THE UTech Knights made it two-in-a-row as they blazed past the Unsquashables to successfully defend their title at the KPMG Squash Tournament which wrapped up over the weekend. In a battle of youth versus experience, the Knights -- led by junior champions Ashante Smith and Julian Morrison — posted a 2-1 victory over the Unsquashables, which included three former senior national players Wayne Burrowes, Joey Levy and Bruce Levy. Things got off to a doubtful start for the Knights when Joey ... Read More

NBA Update — Spurs streak at sixteen

Yakum Fitz-Henley | Tuesday, April 01, 2014    

Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan (second right) and forward Amir Johnson (left) congratulate each other as they walk off the court after defeating the Boston Celtics 99-90 in an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, March 26, 2014. (PHOTO: AP)

With just about 10 games to go in the regular season, the San Antonio Spurs (56-16) have racked up a mammoth run of 16 games unbeaten, allowing them to be one of the two Eastern teams to have already secured a playoff berth, along with the Oklahoma City Thunder (54-19). The bench continues to be key for the Gregg Popovich-coached Spurs, who blew the Denver Nuggets 133-102. So strong is the bench that Popovich was able to draft in Marco Belinelli in place of Danny Green seamlessly, with Belinell ... Read More

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Yakum Fitz-Henley | Tuesday, April 01, 2014    

San Antonio Spurs centre Tim Duncan (right) works ball inside as Denver Nuggets centre Timofey Mozgov, of Russia, covers in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Denver, Friday, March 28, 2014. (PHOTO: AP)

5. Dwight Howard was doing Dwight Howard things on Thursday night, rising up and nipping a Thaddeus Young backdoor-cut in the bud, with an absolutely fierce rejection. 4. Another block makes the reel as Chris Bosh, on his birthday, made a game-saving swat into the backboard as Damian Lillard attempted to make the lay-up to swing the game his team's way. 3. In a Wednesday-night clash of the Eastern titans, won by Indiana, Paul George showed no fear getting past Lebron James before making the tw ... Read More

William Knibb seek quick double

Paul Reid | Wednesday, March 26, 2014    

William Knibb seek quick double

WAKEFIELD, Trelawny — William Knibb Memorial, last season's beaten finalist, will be going after their second win in three days when they take on Montego Bay High in the first game of an ISSA/Western Conference Girls Open basketball double-header at Muschett High today, starting at 2:00 pm. William Knibb opened their season with a big 78-32 win over Rhodes Hall in Martha Brae on Monday, while Montego Bay High are coming off a 100-point loss to Mt Alvernia High on Friday. In the second ga ... Read More

Titans hunt sixth straight win in WBA

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Tuesday, March 25, 2014    

Titans hunt sixth straight win in WBA

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Sav Elite Titans will go after a sixth straight win as they take on Avalanche at the UWI Western Campus courts today as they prepare for this weekend’s midseason celebrations in the National Supplies-sponsored Western Basketball Association’s Men’s Championships. Sav have won the previous five matches played to be on 10 points, one behind Knibb Thunder and Cornwall Courts Chargers and a win would secure their place in the midseason championships g ... Read More

Mt Alvernia rally against Montego Bay High

Paul Reid | Monday, March 24, 2014    

Mt Alvernia rally against Montego Bay High

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Mt Alvernia High rebounded from their close loss to defending champions Spot Valley High to beat Montego Bay High by 100 points (106-6) in their ISSA/Western Conference High School Girls Basketball Open at Mt Alvernia High on Friday. Three players, led by Tara-Gay Heaven's 24 points, scored in double figures for Mt Alvernia High as they took the lead in the competition with four points, one more than Spot Valley. MoBay High are on one point. Mt Alvernia dominated ... Read More

Sav Titans eye fifth straight win

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Tuesday, March 18, 2014    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Sav Elite Titans will be eyeing a fifth straight win in the National Supplies-sponsored Western Basketball Association Men's Championships today when they take on the winless UWI in the second game of a double header at UWI-Western Jamaica campus, set to start at 7:30 pm. Sav have won all four games played so far and are on eight points, but trail Knibb Thunder, Cornwall Court Chargers and Avalanche, who have also won four games, but have played five games. In the ... Read More

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Yakum Fitz-Henley | Tuesday, March 18, 2014    

Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin dunks the ball on
a rebound during the second half of an NBA
basketball game in Los Angeles, Wednesday, March
12, 2014. The Clippers won 111-98. (PHOTO: AP)

5 wasn't quite redemption from last season's victimisation at the hands of Deandre Jordan, however, Brandon Knight finished a smooth Milwaukee Bucks move as Ramon Sessions set him up with a touchdown pass. 4 Terrence Ross' speed was too much for the Brooklyn defence as the Raptor grabbed the rebound before cutting through the crowd and soaring to finish at the rim. 3 In a night of seven blocked shots against the Lakers for Serge Ibaka, the one that stood out was a chase-down swot out of boun ... Read More

NBA Update

Yakum Fitz-Henley | Tuesday, March 18, 2014    

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (centre) shoots while Los Angeles Lakers
forward Wesley Johnson (left) and centre Robert Sacre attempt to block him during the third
quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Thursday, March 13, 2014. Oklahoma
City won 131-102. (PHOTO: AP)

Spurs, Clippers unstoppable The San Antonio Spurs (49-16) and the LA Clippers (47-19) have gone on unbelievable runs, with the Spurs amassing a streak of nine games to hold top spot in the West, compared to the Clippers' 10-game streak in third. The Spurs saw to the disdainful dismissal of the LA Lakers, for whom a play-off berth is now mathematically impossible, as the Spurs bench once again showed their superiority to other NBA benches. The Spurs had five role players in double figures as th ... Read More



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