Basketball

Streaking Cavs survive James's first career ejection

Thursday, November, 30 2017    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — LeBron James's first career ejection was just a blip in his Cleveland Cavaliers' ninth straight NBA victory on Tuesday — a 108-97 triumph over the Miami Heat. Read More

Pistons snap Celtics home winning streak

Wednesday, November, 29 2017    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Tobias Harris tallied 31 points as the Detroit Pistons halted the Boston Celtics' eight-game home win streak with a 118-108 victory, in a battle between the two top teams in the Eastern Conference on Monday night. Read More

Spot Valley overcome obstacles to beat York Castle in basketball

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

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Despite starting with just five players and having two foul out in the fourth quarter, Spot Valley High held on to beat York Castle High by four points, 57-53, in their ISSA Western Conference Under-19 basketball game played at the Montego Bay Cricket Club... Read More

Tourism boss buys into NCAA basketball tourney

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Sunday, November, 26 2017    

ROSE HALL, St James — Donny Dawson, the acting director of tourism at Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), has given a commitment to boosting the marketing of next year's staging of the Jamaica Classic Men's NCAA Division One basketball event, held at Montego Bay Convention Centre last... Read More

Bosnian beast Nurkic scores 29 as Blazers beat Brooklyn

Sunday, November, 26 2017    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) – Jusuf Nurkic delivered 29 points and 15 rebounds en route to his fifth double-double of the NBA season as the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Brooklyn Nets 127-125 on Friday. Read More

Boston streak ends, Westbrook shines as Thunder roll

Friday, November, 24 2017    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — The Boston Celtics' 16-game winning streak came to an end with an upset defeat against the Miami Heat on Wednesday night as Russell Westbrook won his duel with Kevin Durant in Oklahoma City's rout of Golden State. Read More

FSU capture Jamaica Classic trophy

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Tuesday, November, 21 2017    

ROSE HALL, St James — Florida State University (FSU) and Tulane University both maintained their perfect win records as they won two games as the first Jamaica Classic men's NCAA Division One basketball event ended at the Montego Bay Convention Centre on... Read More

Curry scores 39 to power Durant-less Warriors over Nets

Tuesday, November, 21 2017    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) – Stephen Curry scored a season-high 39 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and passed out seven assists before fouling out Sunday as the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors won 118-111 at Brooklyn. Read More

LIU pip Hartford in NCAA basketball classic

PAUL A REID Observer Writer | Monday, November, 20 2017    

Long Island University (LUI)- Brooklyn rebounded from Friday night's close loss to Miami of Ohio to hold off the University of Hartford 86-84 for their second win of the season, in Saturday's only game of the Jamaica Classic men's NCAA Division One basketball event at Montego Bay... Read More

Herbert Morrison, Cornwall in another basketball clash

Monday, November, 20 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Defending champions Herbert Morrison Technical and Cornwall College, both unbeaten in the Under-16 category, will meet at Cornwall College in a double-header in the second round of the ISSA Western Conference boys' basketball... Read More

Three hunt more wins in Jamaica Classic NCAA Division One play-offs

BY PAUL REID Observer writer | Sunday, November, 19 2017    

ROSE HALL, St James — A trio of teams — Florida State University (FSU), University of Tulane and Miami of Ohio — will seek their second win today as the Jamaica Classic NCAA men's Division One basketball event comes to a close at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in... Read More

James shines as Cavs win, Spurs rally stuns Thunder

Sunday, November, 19 2017    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — LeBron James produced a 39-point masterclass as the Cleveland Cavaliers rallied to overhaul the Los Angeles Clippers in an overtime thriller on Friday night. Read More

Tulane University open Jamaica Classic NCAA men's basketball with big win

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Saturday, November, 18 2017    

ROSE HALL, St James — Tulane University made a winning start to the first-ever Jamaica Classic NCAA men's basketball event at the Montego Bay Convention Centre with an easy 80-53 win over Colorado State, as they extended their record to 3-0 on the season. Read More

Celtics rally to beat Warriors, stretch win streak to 14

Saturday, November, 18 2017    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Rallying from a 17-point deficit, Boston Celtics stretched their win streak to 14 games by beating Golden State 92-88 Thursday in a showdown of the NBA's top teams. Read More

Embiid dominates as Sixers beat Lakers in young talent showcase

Friday, November, 17 2017    

LOS ANGELS, United States (AFP) — Philadelphia's Joel Embiid overwhelmed the Los Angeles Lakers in a Wednesday night showdown of the NBA's top young talents, scoring 46 points in the 76ers' 115-109 victory. Read More



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