Basketball

Sixers on a roll, Cavs struggle to win

Tuesday, April, 3 2018    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Australia's Ben Simmons tallied 20 points and 15 assists as the Philadelphia 76ers won their 10th-straight game with a 119-102 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday. Read More

Heat scorch Cavs as NBA leading Rockets romp, Warriors lose

Thursday, March, 29 2018    

Los Angeles, United States (AFP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors, vying to set up a fourth-straight NBA Finals clash, continued to limp toward the post-season on Tuesday. Read More

Fultz scores 10 points in return to playoff-bound Sixers

Wednesday, March, 28 2018    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) – Former first-overall pick Markelle Fultz delivered 10 points in his much-anticipated return as the playoff-bound Philadelphia 76ers crushed the Denver Nuggets 123-104 on Monday. Read More

Pacers pull away late to clinch playoff spot

Tuesday, March, 27 2018    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Darren Collison nailed a couple of clutch late three pointers as the Indiana Pacers clinched a postseason spot on Sunday with a 113-107 overtime win over the Miami Heat. Read More

Rockets set record, put celebration on hold

Monday, March, 26 2018    

Los Angeles , United States (AFP) — James Harden scored 27 points as the red-hot Houston Rockets won their franchise record 59th game with a 114-91 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday. Read More

Warriors' Curry comes back only to go down again

Sunday, March, 25 2018    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — All-star point guard Stephen Curry suffered a left knee strain in his first game back from an ankle injury as the under-manned Golden State Warriors beat the Atlanta Hawks 106-94 on Friday night. Read More

Walker's 46 leads record Charlotte rout, Rockets soar

Saturday, March, 24 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Kemba Walker scored 46 points on Thursday to lead the Charlotte Hornets to a record-shattering 140-79 romp over visiting Memphis, one of the most lopsided routs in NBA history. Read More

All-Stars register upset win over Jaguars

Saturday, March, 24 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Catherine Hall All-Stars completed the regular season of the NBL-Western Conference with an upset 71-70 win over regular season champions Granville Jaguars, in a rescheduled second-round game at Montego Bay Cricket Club on Thursday... Read More

Rockets shoot down red-hot Blazers, Celtics silence Thunder

Thursday, March, 22 2018    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — The league-leading Houston Rockets ended the Trail Blazers' 13-game NBA winning streak on Tuesday with a hard-fought 115-111 victory in Portland. Read More

Spurs beat injury-riddled Warriors, James lifts Cavaliers

Wednesday, March, 21 2018    

Los Angeles , United States (AFP) — The San Antonio Spurs boosted their bid for a 21st-consecutive NBA post-season appearance with an 89-75 victory over the injury- ravaged Golden State Warriors on Monday. Read More

Thunder halt Raptors as Trail Blazers streak to 13th-straight win

Tuesday, March, 20 2018    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Russell Westbrook's fifth-straight triple double helped the Oklahoma City Thunder end the Toronto Raptors 11-game NBA winning streak on Sunday, as the Portland Trail Blazers rumbled to a 13th consecutive victory. Read More

Warriors fall to Kings with Durant out, Casspi hurt

Sunday, March, 18 2018    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Defending champions Golden State saw Kevin Durant sidelined for two weeks, Israeli forward Omri Casspi hurt and their bid to overtake Houston for the NBA's best record falter Friday with a 98-93 loss to Sacramento. Read More

Harden helps Rockets hold off Clippers, Cavs lose

Saturday, March, 17 2018    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — The Houston Rockets continued to steam toward the NBA playoffs yesterday with a 101-96 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers while LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers' run of disappointment in Portland continued. Read More

Jaguars roar to top spot in NBL-Western

Saturday, March, 17 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Defending champions Granville Jaguars secured the top spot in the semi-finals of the NBL-Western Conference on Thursday after blowing away last-placed Inner-City Avalanche by 33 points (74-41) in their second-round game at the Montego Bay Cricket... Read More

NBA – Road to play-off berths getting rougher

BY MARK ARCHER Contributor | Friday, March, 16 2018    

Week 22 of the NBA Regular Season ends this weekend and things are heating up. The usual suspects have been pretty consistent, but there are others who have quietly improved their position with surprisingly strong performances in recent weeks. Read More



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