Basketball

James fires Cavs to 11th-straight victory

Monday, December, 4 2017    

LOS Angeles, USA (AFP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers stretched their NBA winning streak to 11 games Saturday as LeBron James poured it on in the fourth quarter to keep the depleted but desperate Memphis Grizzlies at bay. Read More

ISSA Western Conference basketball semis taking shape

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Sunday, December, 3 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The semi-final pairings in the ISSA Western Conference basketball competition are taking shape, as the regular season draws to a close with a handful of rescheduled games still to be played. Read More

James leads Cavs to 10th-straight, Irving sparks Celtics

Saturday, December, 2 2017    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — LeBron James conjured a double-double and a defensive masterclass as the Cleveland Cavaliers notched a 10th-straight win on Thursday night, while Kyrie Irving got Boston back in the groove with a 36-point display. Read More

Warriors outlast Lakers in overtime, Rockets and Spurs win

Friday, December, 1 2017    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Stephen Curry scored 13 of his 28 points in overtime as the NBA champion Golden State Warriors edged the Lakers 127-123 in Los Angeles on Wednesday night. Read More

Here for the long haul

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Friday, December, 1 2017    

ROSE HALL, St James — After this year's 'test run', next year's staging of the Jamaica Classic Men's NCAA Division One basketball event is expected to be significantly improved on almost every level, says the chief organiser. Read More

Cornwall College inch closer to basketball semis

Friday, December, 1 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Cornwall College should secure their places in the semi-finals of the ISSA Western Conference boys' basketball competition today when they host St James High and Spot Valley in a double-header at Cornwall College this afternoon. Read More

Streaking Cavs survive James's first career ejection

Thursday, November, 30 2017    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — LeBron James's first career ejection was just a blip in his Cleveland Cavaliers' ninth straight NBA victory on Tuesday — a 108-97 triumph over the Miami Heat. Read More

Pistons snap Celtics home winning streak

Wednesday, November, 29 2017    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Tobias Harris tallied 31 points as the Detroit Pistons halted the Boston Celtics' eight-game home win streak with a 118-108 victory, in a battle between the two top teams in the Eastern Conference on Monday night. Read More

Spot Valley overcome obstacles to beat York Castle in basketball

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Monday, November, 27 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Despite starting with just five players and having two foul out in the fourth quarter, Spot Valley High held on to beat York Castle High by four points, 57-53, in their ISSA Western Conference Under-19 basketball game played at the Montego Bay Cricket Club... Read More

Tourism boss buys into NCAA basketball tourney

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Sunday, November, 26 2017    

ROSE HALL, St James — Donny Dawson, the acting director of tourism at Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), has given a commitment to boosting the marketing of next year's staging of the Jamaica Classic Men's NCAA Division One basketball event, held at Montego Bay Convention Centre last... Read More

Bosnian beast Nurkic scores 29 as Blazers beat Brooklyn

Sunday, November, 26 2017    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) – Jusuf Nurkic delivered 29 points and 15 rebounds en route to his fifth double-double of the NBA season as the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Brooklyn Nets 127-125 on Friday. Read More

Boston streak ends, Westbrook shines as Thunder roll

Friday, November, 24 2017    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — The Boston Celtics' 16-game winning streak came to an end with an upset defeat against the Miami Heat on Wednesday night as Russell Westbrook won his duel with Kevin Durant in Oklahoma City's rout of Golden State. Read More

FSU capture Jamaica Classic trophy

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Tuesday, November, 21 2017    

ROSE HALL, St James — Florida State University (FSU) and Tulane University both maintained their perfect win records as they won two games as the first Jamaica Classic men's NCAA Division One basketball event ended at the Montego Bay Convention Centre on... Read More

Curry scores 39 to power Durant-less Warriors over Nets

Tuesday, November, 21 2017    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) – Stephen Curry scored a season-high 39 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and passed out seven assists before fouling out Sunday as the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors won 118-111 at Brooklyn. Read More

LIU pip Hartford in NCAA basketball classic

PAUL A REID Observer Writer | Monday, November, 20 2017    

Long Island University (LUI)- Brooklyn rebounded from Friday night's close loss to Miami of Ohio to hold off the University of Hartford 86-84 for their second win of the season, in Saturday's only game of the Jamaica Classic men's NCAA Division One basketball event at Montego Bay... Read More



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