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First-place Lakers thump Rockets, Clippers storm back to beat Bulls

Tuesday, January, 12 2021    

Los Angeles , United States (AFP) — Anthony Davis scored a game-high 27 points as the Los Angeles Lakers delivered a dominating all-around performance on Sunday with a crushing 120-102 defeat of the Houston Rockets in Texas. Read More

Nuggets beat short-handed 76ers as coronavirus depletes NBA rosters

Monday, January, 11 2021    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The Philadelphia 76ers were routed 115-103 by the visiting Denver Nuggets on Saturday, with the team so badly depleted by COVID-19 protocols and injuries that they were forced to dress an injured player. Read More

Curry sizzles as Warriors rally past Clippers, Jazz trip Bucks

Sunday, January, 10 2021    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Stephen Curry scored 38 points as the Golden State Warriors rallied from a 22-point deficit to overpower the Los Angeles Clippers with a 115-105 victory on Friday in San Francisco. Read More

Short-handed Nets snap 76ers' win streak, Blazers cruise past T-Wolves

Saturday, January, 9 2021    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Joe Harris scored a team-high 28 points as the Brooklyn Nets shook off the absence of two stars to snap the Philadelphia 76ers' five-game winning streak with a 122-109 victory on Thursday. Read More

76ers withstand Beal's 60 points to beat Wizards, Celtics top Heat

Friday, January, 8 2021    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Joel Embiid's 38 points and 28 from Seth Curry saw the Philadelphia 76ers withstand a 60-point performance from Washington's Bradley Beal in a 141-136 NBA win over the Wizards on Wednesday. Read More

Antetokounmpo's 43 points fuel Bucks, Tatum scores 40 in Celtics win

Wednesday, January, 6 2021    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Milwaukee’s two-time reigning Most Valuable Player Giannis Antetokounmpo poured in 43 points Monday, powering the Bucks to a 125-115 National Basketball Association (NBA) victory over the Detroit Pistons. Read More

Curry delivers throwback performance with career-high 62 points

Tuesday, January, 5 2021    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Two-time MVP Stephen Curry got his swagger back on Sunday night, scoring a career-high 62 points as the Golden State Warriors outgunned the Portland Trail Blazers 137-122. Read More

Rockets lean on Wall in 102-94 victory over Kings

Monday, January, 4 2021    

Los Angeles, United States (AFP) — John Wall delivered a game-high 28 points as the Houston Rockets won their second-straight game over the Sacramento Kings 102-94, despite playing without National Basketball Association (NBA) all-star James... Read More

NBA Suns playing and coaching icon Westphal dead at 70

Monday, January, 4 2021    

Los Angeles, United States (AFP)— Paul Westphal, who won an National Basketball Association (NBA) title with Boston and became an icon over 14 seasons as a player and coach for the Phoenix Suns, has died. He was 70. Read More

Luka Doncic carries Mavericks to 93-83 win over Heat

Sunday, January, 3 2021    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Luka Doncic scored 27 points to outduel fellow Slovenian Goran Dragic as the Dallas Mavericks took advantage of some woeful three-point shooting by Miami to beat the Heat 93-83 on Friday night. Read More

'King' James celebrates birthday with milestone in Lakers win

Friday, January, 1 2021    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Los Angeles superstar LeBron James celebrated his 36th birthday Wednesday with another NBA milestone, scoring double-digit points for the 1,000th-straight game in the Lakers' 121-107 victory over the Spurs in San Antonio. Read More

Bucks' long-range barrage buries Heat, Clippers bounce back

Thursday, December, 31 2020    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — The Milwaukee Bucks set an NBA record for three-pointers in a game, draining 29 from beyond the arc in a 144-97 blowout win over the Miami Heat on Tuesday. Read More

Grizzlies' Morant hurt in NBA win over Nets, Trail Blazers down Lakers

Wednesday, December, 30 2020    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — The Memphis Grizzlies' first win of the National Basketball Association (NBA) season was a costly one, as Rookie of the Year Ja Morant limped out with a sprained ankle in the first half of a 116-111 overtime triumph over the short-handed Brooklyn... Read More

McCollum lifts Trail Blazers to OT win over Rockets, Cavs edge Pistons

Monday, December, 28 2020    

Los Angeles, United States (AFP)— Portland's C J McCollum drained the game-winning three-pointer with 6.9 seconds left in overtime as the Trail Blazers edged James Harden and short-handed Houston 128-126 in the Rockets' belated National Basketball Association (NBA)... Read More

NBA champion Lakers lose opener to Clippers, Nets rout Warriors

Thursday, December, 24 2020    

Los Angeles, United States (AFP) — The Los Angeles Lakers sure didn't have long to savour their 17th National Basketball Association (NBA) title. Read More


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