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Lillard scores 61 as Blazers stride towards play-offs

Thursday, August, 13 2020    

ORLANDO, United States (AFP) — Damian Lillard exploded for 61 points on Tuesday ni ght as the Portland Trail Blazers roared towards a place in the National Basketball Association (NBA) play-offs with a thrilling 134-131 win over the Dallas... Read More

Joy of six as Booker extends Suns unbeaten streak

Wednesday, August, 12 2020    

Orlando, United States (AFP) — Devin Booker produced another 30-point scoring display as the Phoenix Suns notched six wins in a row since the National Basketball Association's (NBA) restart with a blowout victory over Oklahoma City Thunder on... Read More

Lillard scores 51 in Portland win as Sixers lose Embiid

Tuesday, August, 11 2020    

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — Portland's Damian Lillard poured in 51 points against a Philadelphia team missing injured stars Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, powering the Trail Blazers to a 124-121 NBA victory Sunday. Read More

Celtics rip Raptors as Nets, Magic grab NBA play-off spots

Sunday, August, 9 2020    

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum powered the Boston Celtics to a 122-100 rout of defending National Basketball Association (NBA) champion Toronto on Friday, keeping the Raptors from clinching the Eastern Conference second seed. Read More

Bucks beat Miami to clinch East top seed for NBA play-offs

Saturday, August, 8 2020    

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo says the biggest challenge in the championship quest for the Milwaukee Bucks, who clinched a top seed in the National Basketball Association (NBA) play-offs on Thursday, isn't a rival, but the Bucks themselves. Read More

Nigerian basketball player Michael Ojo dies aged 27 in Serbian training

Saturday, August, 8 2020    

BELGRADE, Serbia (AFP) — Michael Ojo, a Nigerian basketball player who previously played for Red Star Belgrade, died at the age of 27 during a training session in the Serbian capital yesterday, the club said. Read More

'We could care less'

Friday, August, 7 2020    

Washington , United States (AFP) - Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James hit back at Donald Trump on Wednesday after the US president branded National Basketball Association (NBA) stars who kneel during the national anthem... Read More

NBA Lakers thumped by Thunder, Raptors and Celtics win

Friday, August, 7 2020    

Miami, United States (AFP) — Having clinched a Western Conference top seed in the National Basketball Association (NBA) play-offs, the Los Angeles Lakers began experimenting for the post-season Wednesday and found they still have some work to... Read More

Despite COVID-19, NBA makes cautious but good restart

BY MARK ARCHER Observer writer | Friday, August, 7 2020    

The NBA season has truly restarted, and it appears most things are going well. Games kicked off last week Thursday and have been providing some thrilling action but also an expected level of laxity based on the lengthy layoff. Read More

Doncic triple gets Mavs off mark as Clippers, Bucks fall

Thursday, August, 6 2020    

ORLANDO, United States (AFP) — Luka Doncic delivered a monster triple-double performance as the Dallas Mavericks bagged their first win of the National Basketball Association's (NBA) relaunched season in an overtime thriller against the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday... Read More

Davis masterclass as Lakers sink Jazz to clinch top spot

Wednesday, August, 5 2020    

Orlando , United States (AFP) — Anthony Davis scored 42 points as the Los Angeles Lakers clinched top seeding in the Western Conference on Monday with a 116-108 defeat of the Utah Jazz. Read More

Lowry sparks Raptors over Lakers as NBA contenders duel

Monday, August, 3 2020    

Miami, United States (AFP) — Kyle Lowry scored 33 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lift the defending NBA champion Toronto Raptors over the Los Angeles Lakers 107-92 in a showdown of title contenders Saturday. Read More

The NBA officially restarts

BY MARK ARCHER Contributor | Friday, July, 31 2020    

It has been more than 140 days since meaningful, competitive ball was played in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The season was postponed on March 11, 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic— it officially restarted last night. Read More

NBA confident of virus safety in bubble as restart begins

Thursday, July, 30 2020    

WASHINGTON, United States (A FP) — NBA officials are confident their safety protocols and players' desire to stay healthy will make the 2019-20 season's bubble restart a success, league Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum said yesterday. Read More

Pippen downplays rift with Jordan in wake of Last Dance

BY DAN GELSTON AP Sports writer | Wednesday, July, 29 2020    

Scottie Pippen says he's talked with Michael Jordan since The Last Dance documentary aired in the spring and downplayed any rift between the retired Chicago Bulls stars. Read More


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