Warriors cut down Blazers, Westbrook runs out of gas

Jason Smith (#14) of Washington Wizards drives to the basket against Atlanta Hawks in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2017 NBA Play-offs on Wednesday at Verizon Center in Washington, DC. (Photo: AFP)

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The Golden State Warriors clamped down on defence as they cruised to a 110-81 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers, taking a 2-0 lead in their first-round play-off series. Playing without injured star Kevin Durant, Golden State held Portland to just 12 poi ... Read More

Isaiah Thomas (left) of Boston Celtics shoots the ball against Chicago Bulls during the Eastern Conference Quarter-finals of the 2017 NBA Playoffs on Sunday at TD Garden in Boston. (Photo: AFP) Grieving Thomas thanks Celtics fans for support
NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas said yesterday that friend ... Read More

Tiana Wilson of Mt Alvernia High (left) receives her MVP award from Deon Williams, coordinator of the ISSA Western Conference girls’ basketball competition, after last week’s final against Holland High. Wilson also won the award for most steals. (Photo: Paul Reid) Tiana Wilson named girls’ basketball MVP
Mt Alvernia High’s Tiana Wilson was last week named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) after she l ... Read More

Jimmy Butler (right) of the Chicago Bulls handles the ball against Boston Celtics’ Avery Bradley during Game Two of the Eastern Conference quarter-final game in NBA Play-offs at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts, on Tuesday. (Photo: AFP) Bulls beat Celtics again, Raptors rebound
LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — The Chicago Bulls powered past the Boston Celtics 111-97 Tu ... Read More

Cavs, Spurs march on in NBA play-offs

Wednesday, April 19, 2017    

Kyrie Irving (left) of the Cleveland Cavaliers gets a shot off as Indiana Pacers’ Jeff Teague tries to block him during the second half in Game Two of the Eastern Conference quarter-finals at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, on Monday. (Photo: AFP)

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers overcame a bout of fourth-quarter jitters to take a grip of their NBA play-off series against the Indiana Pacers on Monday night as San Antonio seized control of their duel with Memphis. Cleveland appeared to be coasting to victory after opening up an 18-point lead at the end of the third quarter at the Quicken Loans Arena. But the Cavs put the home fans through the ringer in a nervy finale as the Pacers punished a litany of mist ... Read More

All-Stars look to extend basketball win streak

Tuesday, April 18, 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica — Defending champions Catherine Hall All-Stars will start favourites to win their seventh-straight game in the Western Basketball Association’s iCool/iDrade Elite Basketball League when they take on winless Lucea Flames in the first game of a double-header at Montego Bay Cricket Club, set to start at 6:15pm. In the second game Holland Saints, on nine points from five games, will seek to cement a place in the top four when they take on Cricket Club Knights who ar ... Read More

Grieving Thomas leads all scorers in loss to Bulls

Tuesday, April 18, 2017    

Isaiah Thomas (left) of Boston Celtics shoots the ball against Chicago Bulls during the Eastern Conference Quarter-finals of the 2017 NBA Playoffs on Sunday at TD Garden in Boston. (Photo: AFP)

BOSTON, United States (AFP) — Isaiah Thomas played with a heavy heart Sunday, scoring 33 points in a 102-106 NBA playoff loss to the Chicago Bulls just one day after his younger sister was killed in a car crash. Thomas took to the court on an emotional night at the Boston Garden despite the death of 22-year-old Chyna Thomas, whom he honoured by pencilling her name on his green sneakers and adding “RIP Lil Sis”. There was a moment of silence after the grieving Thomas led his ... Read More

Wizards, Warriors earn Game One victories

Monday, April 17, 2017    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — John Wall scored 15 of his 32 points in a dominant third quarter yesterday, as his Washington Wizards beat Atlanta Hawks 114-107 in the opener of their NBA play-off series. German guard Dennis Schroder led the Hawks with 25 points and Paul Millsap had 19. Atlanta made 32 of 39 free throws, but connected on just 43.6 per cent of their shots from the floor and turned the ball over 21 times. Golden State Warriors, prohibitive favourites against Portland Tr ... Read More



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