Basketball

Curry, Durant shine as Warriors sweep into NBA Finals

Wednesday, May, 24 2017    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant led the way as the Golden State Warriors sealed a clean sweep of the San Antonio Spurs to reach their third- consecutive NBA Finals berth on Monday.Curry scored 36 points... Read More

Celtics rally to beat Cavs, James fizzles

Tuesday, May, 23 2017    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Avery Bradley rattled in a game-winning three-pointer at the buzzer as Boston Celtics clawed their way back into the Eastern Conference final with a 111-108 win over Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday.Boston... Read More

Warriors put Spurs on brink of elimination

Monday, May, 22 2017    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Kevin Durant scored 19 of his 33 points in the third quarter Saturday as Golden State Warriors took a stranglehold lead in the NBA Western Conference finals with a 120-108 blowout of San Antonio Spurs. Read More

James powers Cavs in record rout of Celtics

Sunday, May, 21 2017    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — LeBron James continued his dynamic play-off run scoring 30 points as the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers exploded for a 130-86 blowout of the Boston Celtics on Friday to take a 2-0 lead in their NBA play-off series. Read More

Desperate Spurs vow aggressive fightback against Warriors

Saturday, May, 20 2017    

SAN FRANCISCO, United States (AFP) — Despite forward Kawhi Leonard being uncertain with a sprained left ankle and two disheartening NBA play-off losses at Golden State, the San Antonio Spurs team vowed on Thursday to fight back aggressively. Read More

LeBron and company cruise past Celtics in game one romp

Friday, May, 19 2017    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — LeBron James delivered 38 points and Kevin Love had a career playoff high 32 as the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers opened their Eastern Conference final series with a blowout win on Wednesday.The... Read More

Celtics get top draft pick, Lakers second

Thursday, May, 18 2017    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — The Boston Celtics received a timely boost on the eve of their Eastern Conference showdown with Cleveland on Tuesday after discovering they will command the first pick in this year's NBA draft.The Celtics... Read More

Curry shines as Warriors crush Spurs, lead series 2-0

Thursday, May, 18 2017    

OAKLAND, United States (AFP) — Stephen Curry scored 29 points as the Golden State Warriors thrashed the San Antonio Spurs 136-100 to take a 2-0 lead in their Western Conference finals series on Tuesday night.Curry's points haul included... Read More

Olynyk shines as Celtics down Wizards; sets up Cavs showdown

Wednesday, May, 17 2017    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Kelly Olynyk scored 26 points from the bench as the Boston Celtics outmuscled the Washington Wizards 115-105 to clinch their Eastern Conference semi-final series on Monday.Olynyk produced a superb display of... Read More

Warriors rally to stun Spurs in series opener

Monday, May, 15 2017    

SAN FRANCISCO, United States (AFP) — Stephen Curry scored 40 points and Kevin Durant 34 to power a stunning, second-half comeback that lifted Golden State over San Antonio 113-111 yesterday in an NBA play-off thriller.The Spurs squandered... Read More

Wall's late 3 leads Wizards past Celtics

Sunday, May, 14 2017    

WASHINGTON, United States (AP) — John Wall stood atop the scorer's table, popping his jersey, yelling and celebrating his three-pointer with 3.5 seconds left for the go-ahead basket that put his Washington Wizards into a Game 7 against the Boston Celtics. Read More

Curry leads Warriors rout of Jazz

Wednesday, May, 10 2017    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Stephen Curry scored 30 points as Golden State Warriors wrapped up a series sweep with a 121-95 rout of Utah Jazz on Monday.The Warriors advanced to a Western Conference finals showdown against either... Read More

Cavaliers sweep past Raptors into conference finals

Tuesday, May, 9 2017    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — The NBA champions Cleveland Cavaliers powered into the Eastern Conference finals on Sunday, downing the Toronto Raptors 109-102 to complete a four-game sweep of their play-off series.LeBron James scored... Read More

Kevin Durant propels Warriors past Jazz

Monday, May, 8 2017    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Kevin Durant scored 38 points and the Golden State Warriors withstood a determined Utah effort to down the Jazz 102-91 on Saturday, to take a commanding 3-0 lead in their NBA play-off series.The Warriors... Read More

Washington's Oubre suspended for key play-off game

Sunday, May, 7 2017    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Washington Wizards forward Kelly Oubre Jr was suspended by the NBA yesterday for today's crucial play-off game against Boston after throwing Celtics centre Kelly Olynyk to the court.The violation, which... Read More



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