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Clippers eliminate Mavericks, Celtics rout Raptors

Tuesday, September, 1 2020    

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — Kawhi Leonard finished with 33 points and 14 rebounds as the Los Angeles Clippers advanced to the second round of the National Basketball Association (NBA) play-offs with a 111-97 victory over the injury-hampered Dallas Mavericks on... Read More

Bucks advance, Lakers snap play-off win drought

Monday, August, 31 2020    

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — The Milwaukee Bucks powered into the second round of the NBA play-offs on Saturday, three days after their refusal to take the court in the wake of a police shooting in Wisconsin brought the post-season to a halt. Read More

NBA play-offs resume today as league vows more social support

Saturday, August, 29 2020    

Washington, United States (AFP)—National Basketball Association (NBA) play-off games will resume today after the league and players agreed yesterday on plans for greater social justice and racial equality measures following the police shooting of Jacob... Read More

NBA walkout sparks historic US sport boycott over police shooting

Friday, August, 28 2020    

Orlando , United States (AFP)—The Milwaukee Bucks led a historic sporting boycott Wednesday over the US police shooting of a black man, forcing the National Basketball Association (NBA) to halt its play-off schedule and prompting a wave of walkouts across multiple... Read More

NBA PLAY-OFFS: LeBron James breaking more and more records

BY MARK ARCHER Contributor | Friday, August, 28 2020    

IN late July the NBA returned amid a backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Black Live Matter movement, albeit in a bubble. Read More

NBA halts play-offs after Bucks lead shooting boycott

Thursday, August, 27 2020    

Orlando , United States (AFP) — The Milwaukee Bucks staged an unprecedented boycott of the National Basketball Association (NBA) Play-offs yesterday, forcing the league to postpone three games following outrage over the latest shooting of an unarmed black man by US... Read More

Clippers' George overcomes struggles, Nuggets stay alive

Thursday, August, 27 2020    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Paul George says his struggles are over as he scored a team-high 35 points on Tuesday to lead the Los Angeles Clippers to a dominating 154-111 play-off victory over the Dallas Mavericks. Read More

LeBron's Lakers steamroll Blazers, Heat close out Pacers

Wednesday, August, 26 2020    

Miami, United States (AFP) — LeBron James finished with 30 points and 10 assists to help the Los Angeles Lakers roll over the Portland Trail Blazers 135-115 in game four of their Western Conference first-round play-off series on Monday. Read More


BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, August, 25 2020    

Keith Wellington, president of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA), has expressed his disappointment with the cancellation of all sports for the Christmas term due to “the spike in positive COVID-19 cases” in the country over the past few... Read More

Doncic nails epic buzzer-beater as Celtics, Raptors set up clash

Tuesday, August, 25 2020    

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — Luka Doncic wasn't about to let a sprained ankle slow him down, nailing a game-winning three-pointer at the buzzer to lift the Dallas Mavericks to a 135-133 overtime play-off win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday. Read More

Minott commits to University of Memphis

Sunday, August, 23 2020    

Josh Minott has committed to the University of Memphis where Penny Hardaway is the head coach. Read More

Raptors rip Nets, Boston hold off 76ers for 3-0 NBA play-off leads

Sunday, August, 23 2020    

Miami , United States (AFP) — The defending champions Toronto Raptors pummelled the Brooklyn Nets while the Boston Celtics had to claw past a determined Philadelphia on Friday, both taking commanding 3-0 series leads in the National Basketball Association (NBA)... Read More

Top seeds back on terms as Lakers, Bucks bounce back in NBA play-offs

Saturday, August, 22 2020    

Miami, United States (AFP) — The Los Angeles Lakers and Milwaukee Bucks stepped it up on Thursday, bouncing back from opening upsets with convincing victories in the National Basketball Association (NBA) play-offs. Read More

Defending NBA champion Raptors rally over Nets, Jazz and Celtics win

Friday, August, 21 2020    

Miami , United States (AFP) - Toronto reserve Norman Powell scored 12 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter as the defending champion Raptors rallied to beat Brooklyn 104-99 Wednesday in their National Basketball Association (NBA) play-off series. Read More

NBA PLAY-OFFS —Portland Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard incredible in the bubble

BY MARK ARCHER Contributor | Friday, August, 21 2020    

During lead-up to the season restart in the National Basketball Association (NBA) bubble in Orlando at the end of July 2020, a few team executives and players expressed scepticism about the environment and the potential effectiveness of the plan. Read More


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