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Giannis, Bucks down Lakers; Mavs, Nets triumph

LOS ANGELES (AFP) ‒ Giannis Antetokounmpo made it a family affair on Wednesday night by scoring 25 points and joining his two brothers on the court as the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Los Angeles Lakers 112-97 at Staples Center arena. Giannis joined forces with Bucks teammate Thanasis Antetokounmpo against the Lakers Kostas Antetokounmpo to become […]

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LeBron James joins Liverpool ownership group

NBA superstar LeBron James has increased his ownership stake in English Premiership club Liverpool via a deal confirmed on Wednesday that makes him a partner in Fenway Sports Group. FSG announced that James and longtime business associates Maverick Carter and Paul Wachter had become partners in the Boston-based global sports, entertainment and real estate platform, along with […]

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Nuggets welcome fans back with big win over 76ers

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Jamal Murray scored 30 points as the Denver Nuggets put on a show for returning fans on Tuesday with a 104-95 defeat of the Eastern Conference-leading Philadelphia 76ers. Murray’s haul included five-of-11 three-pointers in a one-sided victory for the Nuggets, who roared into a 44-22 first quarter lead at Denver’s Ball […]

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Triple-double delight as Westbrook, Harden dazzle

Washington’s Russell Westbrook and Brooklyn’s James Harden delivered impressive triple-doubles on Monday, sparking their clubs to NBA victories and making some personal history for themselves. Westbrook unleashed 35 points, a career-best 21 assists and 14 rebounds to power the Wizards over the visiting Indiana Pacers 132-124 for the 162nd triple-double of his career. It was the first triple-double in […]

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Lottery for NBA’s top pick set June 22; draft on July 29

The 2021 NBA Draft will be staged on July 29, one week after a possible seventh game of the NBA Finals, with the lottery for the top pick set for June 22.The league announced key dates on Monday for the annual allocation of rights for top NBA newcomers in a season forced later than usual […]

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Harden feels like an MVP after posting 44 points, 14 boards, 8 assists

WASHINGTON (AFP) — James Harden delivered game highs of 44 points, 14 rebounds and eight assists Friday to power the Brooklyn Nets over Detroit, 113-111, while Boston ended Milwaukee’s eight-game NBA win streak. Harden missed Wednesday’s loss at Utah with neck soreness but returned with a vengeance at Detroit, hitting 14-of-30 from the floor, 4-of-11 […]

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