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  • Watch: LeBron loses Lakers debut at Portland

    Watch: LeBron loses Lakers debut at Portland

    Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum combined for 49 points, and Nik Stauskas matched his career high with 24 points in his first appearance in a Portland uniform, leading the Trail Blazers past the visiting Los Angeles Lakers 128-119 Thursday night in...

  • Watch: NBA roundup: DeRozan leads Spurs past Butler, Wolves

    Watch: NBA roundup: DeRozan leads Spurs past Butler, Wolves

    DeMar DeRozan scored a game-high 28 points in his San Antonio debut, and four of his teammates scored in double figures as the host Spurs held off the Minnesota Timberwolves 112-108 Wednesday in one of 11 of the night's season openers. DeRozan,...

  • Watch: Tatum, Celtics cruise past Sixers in opener

    Watch: Tatum, Celtics cruise past Sixers in opener

    Jayson Tatum contributed 23 points and nine rebounds to lead the host Boston Celtics to a 105-87 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night in the season opener for both teams. Marcus Morris had 16 points and 10 rebounds as Boston...

  • Greece appointment for basketball ref

    Greece appointment for basketball ref

    Maltese international basketball referee Bernard Vassallo will travel to Greece so that, on Tuesday, he will officiate the Euro Cup qualifier first leg game which will be played in Lefkada between hosts Niki Lefkadas and Spartak Noginsk from...

  • Watch: LeBron tempers expectations ahead of first season with Lakers

    Watch: LeBron tempers expectations ahead of first season with Lakers

    Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James said on Monday his new team has a long way to go before they can dethrone the reigning champion Golden State Warriors but added that he will be excited to get started when training camp kicks off this...

  • Watch: Spurs' Ginobili retires after 16 years in league

    Watch: Spurs' Ginobili retires after 16 years in league

    San Antonio Spurs basketball star Manu Ginobili is retiring after 16 years in the National Basketball Association, the Argentine guard said on Monday. "Today, with a wide range of feelings, I'm announcing my retirement from basketball," the future...

  • Watch: LeBron agrees to deal with Lakers

    Watch: LeBron agrees to deal with Lakers

    LeBron James is taking his talents to Southern California. James will join the Los Angeles Lakers on a four-year, $154 million deal, his representatives, Klutch Sports Group, tweeted Sunday night. The tweet read, "LeBron James, four time NBA MVP,...

  • Basketball girls land bronze in Ireland

    Basketball girls land bronze in Ireland

    MThe women’s basketball team will return home from the European Championship for Small States with a medal around their neck after defeating Norway 67-59 in a bronze medal play-off in Cork, Ireland.  Enrico Gilardi’s girls seized control of the...

  • Malta men win basketball gold in San Marino

    Malta men win basketball gold in San Marino

    The Malta men’s basketball national team struck gold at the FIBA European Championship for Small States when they brushed aside Norway 75-59 in the final in Serravalle on Sunday.  It was a commanding performance from Andrea Paccarie’s boys who...

  • Malta beat Ireland to top group

    Malta beat Ireland to top group

    The men's basketball national team picked up their second win in the FIBA Championship for Small States when they had the better of Ireland 76-65 in Serravalle on Wednesday.  The match turned out to be a physical affair with Andrea Paccarie's men...

  • Malta beat Andorra in Euro opener

    Malta beat Andorra in Euro opener

    The men’s basketball national team opened their commitments in the FIBA European Championship for Small States when they eased past Andorra 96-64 in Serravalle on Wednesday. As the scoreline shows, it was an impressive performance from Andrea...

  • Watch: Warriors sweep Cavs to cement dynasty as LeBron ponders future

    Watch: Warriors sweep Cavs to cement dynasty as LeBron ponders future

    The Golden State Warriors secured their status as an NBA dynasty on Friday by steamrolling the Cleveland Cavaliers to claim a third title in four years, and one that might send LeBron James elsewhere to seek championships. The fourth consecutive...

  • Watch: Warriors beat Cavs to close in on second straight title

    Watch: Warriors beat Cavs to close in on second straight title

    The defending champion Golden State Warriors overcame a hot start by the Cleveland Cavaliers to earn a 110-102 victory on Wednesday and take a 3-0 stranglehold on the best-of-seven NBA Finals. Kevin Durant torched the Cavaliers with a...

  • Watch: Curry sets Finals 3-pointer mark as Warriors rout Cavs

    Watch: Curry sets Finals 3-pointer mark as Warriors rout Cavs

    Seventy-two hours after LeBron James overpowered the Golden State Warriors from within arm's length of the rim, Stephen Curry sent the Cleveland Cavaliers standout a long-distance message Sunday night. The 3-pointer can be an even more powerful...

  • Watch: Despite James' 51, Warriors take Finals opener in OT

    Watch: Despite James' 51, Warriors take Finals opener in OT

    Klay Thompson hit a 3-pointer and Shaun Livingston followed with consecutive hoops, including a backbreaking dunk, as the Golden State survived a playoff-career-best, 51-point explosion from LeBron James and a scare late in regulation with an...

  • Watch: Warriors sink ice-cold Rockets, head back to Finals

    Watch: Warriors sink ice-cold Rockets, head back to Finals

    Behind another extraordinary third quarter from Stephen Curry, the Golden State Warriors erased a 15-point deficit and claimed Game 7 of the Western Conference finals with a 101-92 victory over the Houston Rockets on Monday at Toyota Center in...

  • Watch: LeBron carries Cavs back to Finals

    Watch: LeBron carries Cavs back to Finals

    LeBron James squeezed every last ounce of effort from his misfiring Cleveland team mates on Sunday to lead the Cavaliers back to the NBA Finals with an 87-79 victory over the Boston Celtics in their Game Seven Eastern Conference decider. The...

  • Watch: Warriors force Game 7 with 115-86 rout of Rockets

    Watch: Warriors force Game 7 with 115-86 rout of Rockets

    Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry combined for seven 3-pointers in the third quarter Saturday night, rallying the Golden State Warriors from a 10-point halftime deficit to a 115-86 run-away in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals in Oakland,...

  • Watch: LeBron scores 46 as Cavs force Game 7 in Boston

    Watch: LeBron scores 46 as Cavs force Game 7 in Boston

    LeBron James' 46 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists Friday night carried the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 109-99 win over the Boston Celtics at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, tying the Eastern Conference finals at 3-3. Game 7 of the series is...

  • Watch: Rockets take Game 5, inch closer to dethroning Warriors

    Watch: Rockets take Game 5, inch closer to dethroning Warriors

    Eric Gordon sank two free throws with 2.4 seconds left, and the Houston Rockets eked out a 98-94 victory over the visiting Golden State Warriors in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals on Thursday at Toyota Center. The Rockets will take a 3-2...