Basketball

CurryY, Durant lift WarriorsS over Clippers in NBA thriller

Tuesday, December, 25 2018    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Stephen Curry scored the last of his 42 points on a driving layup with a half-second remaining Sunday, and reigning NBA champion Golden State edged the Los Angeles Clippers 129-127. Read More

Jerebko shines in Warriors win, Bryant lifts Wizards

Monday, December, 24 2018    

Los Angeles, United States (AFP) — Jonas Jerebko was an unlikely catalyst as the two-time defending NBA champions Golden State held off the Dallas Mavericks 120-116 in Oakland, California, on Saturday. Read More

James triple-double lifts Lakers, Raptors and Bucks win

Sunday, December, 23 2018    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — LeBron James shook off flu-like symptoms to post his third triple-double of the season Friday and led the Los Angeles Lakers to a 112-104 NBA victory over the New Orleans Pelicans. Read More

Heat bring Rockets back to earth, Paul injured

Saturday, December, 22 2018    

Los Angeles , United States (AFP) — The Miami Heat snapped Houston's five-game NBA winning streak with a 101-99 victory on Thursday in a game that saw Rockets point guard Chris Paul injured again. Read More

First NBA games in India to send Kings against Pacers

Friday, December, 21 2018    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — The first NBA games to be played in India will be staged next October at Mumbai with pre-season contests between the Indiana Pacers and Sacramento Kings, the league announced yesterday. Read More

American Rick Turner takes charge of men's basketball programme

Friday, December, 21 2018    

Jamaican Basketball Association (JABA) President Paulton Gordon has announced that veteran US coach Rick Turner will be the national co-ordinator and coach for the Jamaica's men's basketball programme. Read More

Rockets nab long-range record in win, Warriors fall to Jazz

Friday, December, 21 2018    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — The Houston Rockets romped on the back of an NBA single-game record of 26 three-pointers on Wednesday, routing the Washington Wizards 136-118. Read More

Sweet revenge for Russell as Nets sink Lakers

Thursday, December, 20 2018    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — D'Angelo Russell produced a double-double to lead the Brooklyn Nets to victory against his former club with a 115-110 win over LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday. Read More

Durant, Curry lead Warriors; Harden fires Rockets

Wednesday, December, 19 2018    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Kevin Durant scored 23 points as the Golden State Warriors kept the pressure on the Denver Nuggets with a 110-93 defeat of the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday. Read More

Shorthanded Nuggets topple NBA-best Raptors

Tuesday, December, 18 2018    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Jamal Murray scored 15 points of his 19 points in the final quarter as the shorthanded Denver Nuggets rallied to beat the Toronto Raptors 95-86 Sunday in a battle between the league's East and West conference leaders. Read More

Warriors rally to beat Kings, Antetokounmpo dominates Cavaliers

Sunday, December, 16 2018    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant combined for 68 points as the Golden State Warriors rebounded from an embarrassing loss to the Toronto Raptors, two nights earlier, to beat the Sacramento Kings 130-125 on Friday. Read More

Harden's 50-point triple-double propels Rockets

Saturday, December, 15 2018    

James Harden's monster 50-point triple-double powered the Houston Rockets to a 126-111 NBA victory over LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday. Read More

Lowry, Ibaka power Raptors in lopsided win over Warriors

Friday, December, 14 2018    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Kyle Lowry and Serge Ibaka combined for 43 points as the Toronto Raptors beat the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors at home for the first time in 14 years with a 113-93 victory on Wednesday. Read More

James wins final duel with Wade as Lakers roll on

Wednesday, December, 12 2018    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — LeBron James won the final instalment of his long rivalry with Dwyane Wade on Monday, scoring 28 points as the Los Angeles Lakers held on for a 108-105 victory over the Miami Heat at Staples Centre. Read More

Second hardwood floor being contemplated for Jersey Mike Jamaica Classic

By Paul A Reid Observer writer | Monday, December, 10 2018    

ROSE HALL, St James — The addition of a second hardwood floor for next year's third staging of the Jersey Mike's Jamaica Classic men's NCAA basketball tournament could mean immediate benefit to Jamaican players as they would be able to use the court in local... Read More



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