Basketball

Hoopers face Flames in WBA Elite League

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Montego Bay Hoopers will end their regular season in the Western Basketball Association’s Elite Basketball League on a high today when they take on Lucea Flames in the first game of a double-header at the Montego Bay Cricket Club, set to start at 6:00 pm. Hoopers ... Read More

Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors shoots during practice and media availability as part of the 2016 NBA Finals yesterday at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California. (AFP) Roles reversed as Cavaliers face Warriors for crown
Oakland, United States (AFP) — Versatile Cleveland playmaker LeBron James and Golden State thr ... Read More

It’s a golden ticket; nearly $50,000 for 2 to Finals
Oakland, United States (AFP) — Tickets for today’s decisive seventh-game NBA Finals cham ... Read More

Catherine Hall All-Stars take on Knights in Western Basketball League
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Leaders Catherine Hall All-Stars will take on Cricket Club Knights, an ... Read More

LeBron laughs off hurt feelings over trash talking

Monday, June 13, 2016    

LeBron James.

CALIFORNIA, United States (AFP) — Cleveland’s LeBron James laughed off the notion yesterday that his feelings were hurt in an NBA Finals trash-talking exchange with Draymond Green, but the Golden State Warriors might have the last laugh. The defending champion Warriors, who lead the best-of-seven series 3-1, will try to finish off the Cavaliers with a home victory today. But they will be without starting forward Green, who was issued a one-game ban by the league yesterday when a fo ... Read More

Cavaliers look to get tough against wary Warriors

Wednesday, June 08, 2016    

Klay Thompson of Golden State Warriors shoots during practice at Quickens Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, ahead of game three of the 2016 NBA Finals.Photo: AFP

OHIO, United States (AFP) — While the Golden State Warriors fight to avoid complacency after two lopsided wins to start the NBA Finals, the Cleveland Cavaliers hope playing at home will help them find toughness they have so far lacked. The defending champion Warriors would reach the brink of a repeat crown with a victory today in the best-of-seven series. “We’re feeling confident, but we’re not getting ahead of ourselves,” Warriors star guard Stephen Curry said. & ... Read More

Digicel hands basketballers trip to NBA Finals

Wednesday, June 08, 2016    

Young basketballers Owen McKoy (left) and Daniel Jones (centre) departed the island to attend game three of the NBA Finals between Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers today at Quicken Loans Arena in Ohio. Also pictured is Shaun Birch, Digicel’s senior marketing executive, who will accompany the two players.

Game three of the 2016 NBA finals between Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers will be a special moment for Owen McKoy, co-captain of Special Olympics Jamaica (SOJ) basketball team, and Daniel Jones, captain and point guard of St Catherine High basketball team. The boys were selected by telecommunication firm Digicel to attend the game to be held at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Before returning to the island, the two will attend tomorrow’s match between the Reggae Bo ... Read More

Zika no worry for Curry

Wednesday, June 08, 2016    

CURRY...it [Zika virus] had no bearing on my decision (Photo: AFP)

OHIO, United States (AFP) — Stephen Curry says the Zika virus was not a factor in deciding against going to the Rio Olympics, while LeBron James and Kyrie Irving will wait until after the NBA Finals to decide about playing for the United States team. The stars of the ongoing NBA Finals spoke a day after Curry, the two-time reigning NBA Most Valuable Player, announced he will not play for the defending champion US squad in Rio, citing injuries and fatigue after back-to-back finals runs. & ... Read More

Cavs to hasten pace, boost bench effort against Warriors

Sunday, June 05, 2016    

Kyrie Irving (left) of Cleveland Cavaliers drives to the basket against Klay Thompson of Golden State Warriors in game one of the 2016 NBA Finals on Thursday at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. The Warriors won 104-89. (Photo: AFP)

CALIFORNIA, United States (AFP) — Attacking earlier, quickening the tempo and improving bench play were the biggest needs Cleveland Cavaliers saw Friday in video reviews to decide changes for today’s second game of the NBA Finals. Defending champions Golden State defeated the visiting Cavaliers 104-89 in Thursday’s opener of the best-of-seven series, using defense and stellar reserve efforts to frustrate LeBron James and his teammates. “We’re in a good place psych ... Read More

Warriors find finals better the second time around

Sunday, June 05, 2016    

CALIFORNIA, United States (AFP) — NBA scoring leader Stephen Curry and the defending champions Golden State Warriors have found the NBA Finals are better the second time around now that they know what to expect. The Warriors, who downed Cleveland 104-89 in Thursday’s opener of the best-of-seven series, can move halfway to a championship repeat by beating the Cavaliers in game two on today. “We have the ultimate confidence in ourselves because of all that went into winning a c ... Read More

Iguodala still mystifies LeBron, Cavs in finals

Saturday, June 04, 2016    

Andre Iguodala (right) of Golden State Warriors shoots the ball against Cleveland Cavaliers in Game One of the 2016 NBA Finals on Thursday at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California. Photos: AFP

CALIFORNIA, United States (AFP) — Golden State’s Andre Iguodala earned the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player award last year for coming off the bench and playing smothering defence on LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. One year later, the Warriors are again facing Cleveland for the league crown and the Cavaliers still appear to have no answer for the disruptive force of the 32-year-old US swingman. Iguodala scored 12 points, grabbed seven rebounds, passed out six assists, made ... Read More

Warriors rip Cavaliers in finals opener

Saturday, June 04, 2016    

Shaun Livingston of Golden State Warriors talks with the press after the game against Cleveland Cavaliers in game one of the 2016 NBA Finals on Thursday at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California.

CALIFORNIA, United States (AFP) — Defending champions Golden State overpowered Cleveland Cavaliers with superior depth and defensive skill on Thursday, leading the Warriors to a 104-89 triumph to open the 70th NBA Finals. Warriors reserve guard Shaun Livingston scored a season-best 20 points, his career play-off high, to lead seven double-figure scorers for Golden State, who will host game two in the best-of-seven series tomorrow. “It’s all a feel, just being aggressive,&rdqu ... Read More

LeBron confident Cavs can bounce back against Warriors

Saturday, June 04, 2016    

JAMES (right)... my team has always been able to reevaluate, look at the mistakes in game one and come backPhoto: AFP

OAKlLAND, United States (AFP) — LeBron James has never lost the first two games of an NBA play-off series and the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar doesn’t plan to start against Golden State in the NBA finals. James has a perfect 9-0 record in game two, after his team lost the opener of a play-off series, and the Cavaliers will put that to the test tomorrow, after falling to the defending champions Warriors 104-89 on Thursday. “I’m not discouraged at all,” James said ... Read More

Golden State complete comeback to book showdown with Cavaliers

Wednesday, June 01, 2016    

Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors goes for the lay up against the Oklahoma City Thunder during game seven of the Western Conference Finals Monday at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California. (Photo: Stephen Curry)

CALIFORNIA, United States (AFP) — Stephen Curry scored 36 points to lead Golden State Warriors to a 96-88 victory over Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday and into an NBA title rematch with Cleveland Cavaliers. The Warriors, trying to cap a sensational campaign that included a record 73 regular-season victories with a second-straight title, sealed the 4-3 series victory in the Western Conference finals on their home floor in Oakland, California — clawing back after trailing 1-3 in the s ... Read More



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