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NBA postpones two more games, announces 11 new players test positive

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Memphis' NBA game at the Portland Trail Blazers scheduled for Wednesday has been postponed with the Grizzles depleted by coronavirus contact tracing, the league said. Read More

Sexton's Cavaliers spoil debut of Brooklyn's Big Three
LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Collin Sexton scored a game-high 42 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers overcame a James Harden triple double and spoiled the debut of the Brooklyn Nets' Big Three with a 147-135 double overtime victory.... Read More

Mitchell shines as red-hot Jazz down Pelicans
LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Donovan Mitchell scored 28 points to lead the Utah Jazz to a sixth-straight NBA victory on Tuesday, a 118-102 triumph over Zion Williamson and the New Orleans Pelicans.... Read More

Ex-NBA player Jackson says Nets star Irving bought George Floyd's family a house
Los Angeles, United States (AFP) — Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving bought a house for the family of George Floyd, the African American man killed by police in Minnesota last year, former National Basketball Association (NBA) player Stephen Jackson has...... Read More

Harden, Durant lead Nets past Bucks, Warriors hold off NBA champion Lakers

Wednesday, January, 20 2021    

New York , United States (AFP) — James Harden scored 34 points and Kevin Durant's 30 included the go-ahead three-pointer in the final minute as the National Basketball Association's (NBA) new-look Brooklyn Nets beat the Milwaukee Bucks 125-123 on... Read More

Bulls overcome Doncic's historic triple-double, Knicks thump Celtics

Tuesday, January, 19 2021    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Lauri Markkanen scored a team-high 29 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as the Chicago Bulls overcame a historic triple-double from Luka Doncic to beat the Dallas Mavericks 117-101 on Sunday. Read More

NBA Pacers guard LeVert out after mass found on kidney

Monday, January, 18 2021    

Washington, United States (AFP) — Indiana Pacers guard Caris LeVert, obtained in the four-team National Basketball Association (NBA) deal that sent James Harden from Houston to Brooklyn, is out indefinitely with a small mass on his left kidney. Read More

Harden posts triple-double in NBA debut with Brooklyn Nets

Monday, January, 18 2021    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Kevin Durant scored a season-high 42 points as the James Harden era began for the Brooklyn Nets with a triple-double and a 122-115 National Basketball Association (NBA) victory over the struggling Orlando Magic on Saturday. Read More

Harden ready for 'unselfish' Nets role

Sunday, January, 17 2021    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — James Harden said Friday he is confident of fitting in alongside new Brooklyn Nets teammates Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving after completing his blockbuster trade from the Houston Rockets. Read More

Antetokounmpo propels Bucks over Mavs, James leads Lakers past Pelicans

Sunday, January, 17 2021    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 31 points and had nine rebounds to power the Milwaukee Bucks to a 112-109 victory over Luka Doncic's Dallas Mavericks in a battle between the two early front-runners for National Basketball Association (NBA) Most... Read More

No Harden, no problem as Wood bags 27 points to fuel Rockets win

Saturday, January, 16 2021    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — The Houston Rockets put this week's franchise-altering trade in the rear-view mirror on Thursday night as they kicked off their post-James Harden era with a gutsy comeback NBA win over the San Antonio Spurs. Read More

Nets await Harden trade with dominant display, Lakers red-hot

Friday, January, 15 2021    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — The Brooklyn Nets limbered up for the expected arrival of James Harden in a blockbuster National Basketball Association (NBA) trade with a 116-109 victory over the New York Knicks on Wednesday night. Read More

Harden joining Brooklyn Nets in blockbuster deal: reports

Thursday, January, 14 2021    

Los Angeles, United States (AFP) — James Harden is joining the Brooklyn Nets in a blockbuster National Basketball Association (NBA) trade from the Houston Rockets, US media reported yesterday. Read More

Durant propels Nets past Nuggets, Embiid leads 76ers to overtime NBA win

Thursday, January, 14 2021    

Los Angeles, United States (AFP) — Kevin Durant poured in 34 points and handed out 13 assists as the Brooklyn Nets rallied from an 18-point deficit to beat the Denver Nuggets 122-116 in the National Basketball Association (NBA) on Tuesday. Read More

NBA MVP Antetokounmpo propels Bucks past Magic, Wizards beat short-handed Sixers

Wednesday, January, 13 2021    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Milwaukee star Giannis Antetokounmpo shook off foul trouble to score 13 of his 22 points in the second half Monday as the Bucks pulled away for a 121-99 NBA victory over the Magic in Orlando. Read More



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