Basketball

James dazzles as Cavs rally to beat Celtics in game seven

Tuesday, May, 29 2018    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — LeBron James booked his eighth-straight NBA finals appearance, delivering another epic game-seven performance on the road as the Cleveland Cavaliers rallied to beat the Boston Celtics 87-79 on Sunday. Read More

June 2 funeral for Niko Chromatic

Monday, May, 28 2018    

THE thanksgiving service for the life of dancehall selector Niko Chromatic is scheduled for Holy Trinity Cathedral in Kingston on Saturday, June 2. It is slated to begin at 1:00 pm. Read More

Warriors crush Rockets to force game seven in West

Monday, May, 28 2018    

Los Angeles, United States (AFP) — The Golden State Warriors showed their championship mettle Saturday, roaring back to rout the Houston Rockets 115-86 to force a decisive game seven in the NBA Western Conference finals. Read More

James runs riot as Cavs force game seven against Celtics

Sunday, May, 27 2018    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Cleveland superstar LeBron James drained his second three-pointer in less than a minute and thumped his chest as Cavaliers fans roared. Read More

Queen's lift all-island basketball crown

Saturday, May, 26 2018    

THE Queen's School defeated Holy Childhood High 54-45 to capture the 2018 Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) National Basketball Championship title for high school girls at Calabar High School court last Saturday. Read More

National Basketball League semis on today

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Saturday, May, 26 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — It will be two all-Southern Conference semi-finals in the JABBA National Basketball League (NBL) play-offs after they won all four quarter-finals played last Sunday. Read More

Rockets outlast Warriors, edge closer to NBA Finals

Saturday, May, 26 2018    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Houston Rockets clawed out a 98-94 victory over reigning champions Golden State Warriors on Thursday to move within one win of reaching the NBA Finals. Read More

Celtics push James, Cavs to brink

Friday, May, 25 2018    

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AFP) — The Boston Celtics, reinvigorated by a return home, beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 96-83 on Wednesday to move within one win of reaching the NBA Finals. Read More

2017/18 NBA playoffs – Still too close to call

BY MARK ARCHER Contributor | Friday, May, 25 2018    

Up to Tuesday night last, the NBA was four-games deep into each Conference finals and, until the fourth game in each contest, the lowest margin of victory was 13 points. The first seven games have been blowouts (or at least one-sided) and an eighth appeared to be on the cards until a competitive... Read More

Herbert Morrison into U-14 basketball semis

Thursday, May, 24 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Defending champions Herbert Morrison Technical took over the lead in Zone One in the ISSA Western Conference Boys Under-14 basketball and secured a semi-final place after beating Cornwall College 38-25 in a rain-affected game played at Cornwall College on... Read More

West falls short in NBL

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, May, 24 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Both western representatives fell short in the Jamaica Basketball Association National Basketball League (NBL) after they were beaten by Southern Conference teams in Sunday's quarter-finals. Read More

Rockets edge Warriors to level NBA playoff series

Thursday, May, 24 2018    

SAN FRANCISCO, United States (AFP) — NBA regular-season wins leader Houston, powered by James Harden's 30 points and 27 from Chris Paul, edged defending champions Golden State 95-92 Tuesday to level their semi-final play-off series at two wins each. Read More

All square

Wednesday, May, 23 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — LeBron James scored 44 points, adding more records to his amazing NBA legacy, and powered the Cleveland Cavaliers over Boston 111-102 Monday, equalising their Eastern Conference final at two wins each. Read More

Curry silences critics as Warriors rout Rockets

Tuesday, May, 22 2018    

OAKLAND, United States (AFP) — Stephen Curry silenced his critics with a 35-point display as the Golden State Warriors thrashed the Houston Rockets 126-85 to take a 2-1 series lead in the NBA Western Conference finals on Sunday. Read More

Jaguars, All-Stars make it two straight

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Monday, May, 21 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Former champions Granville Jaguars and Catherine Hall All-Stars made it two wins from two starts while Holland Saints got their first win as the Western Basketball Association Elite League continued with a triple header at the Montego Bay Cricket Club on... Read More



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