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  • Watch: NBA roundup: LeBron wins in return to Cleveland

    Watch: NBA roundup: LeBron wins in return to Cleveland

    LeBron James scored 32 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and dished out seven assists to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a come-from-behind 109-105 win over the Cavaliers on Wednesday in his return to Cleveland. The Lakers, sparked by James, went on a...

  • Watch: NBA roundup: Buzzer-beater sends Raptors past Magic

    Watch: NBA roundup: Buzzer-beater sends Raptors past Magic

    Danny Green hit a 6-foot jump shot at the buzzer to give the visiting Toronto Raptors a 93-91 victory over the Orlando Magic on Tuesday night. The winning shot off a pass from Kyle Lowry came after Evan Fournier tied the game for Orlando on a dunk...

  • Watch: NBA roundup: Davis' 29, Randle's triple-double lead Pelicans

    Watch: NBA roundup: Davis' 29, Randle's triple-double lead Pelicans

    Anthony Davis scored 29 points and Julius Randle came off the bench to add a triple-double as the New Orleans Pelicans routed the San Antonio Spurs 140-126 on Monday night. Davis, who scored a combined 83 points in his previous two games, finished...

  • Ref Vassallo in Czech Republic assignment

    Ref Vassallo in Czech Republic assignment

    Local international basketball referee Bernard Vassallo will continue with his positive season in Europe when he will travel to the Czech Republic for another international assignment. On Wednesday, Vassallo will officiate the FIBA Europe Cup...

  • Watch: NBA roundup: LeBron, Lakers hammer Heat

    Watch: NBA roundup: LeBron, Lakers hammer Heat

    LeBron James scored a season-high 51 points as the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the host Miami Heat 113-97 on Sunday night. James, who won four Eastern Conference titles and two NBA championships in four years with Miami, made 19 of 31 shots from...

  • MBA player of the year winners announced

    MBA player of the year winners announced

    The BOV Basketball Players of the Year for season 2017/2018 were announced during a ceremony held at MBA Basketball Complex in Ta’ Qali.  The awards were presented by Malta Basketball Association president Paul Sultana and Bank of Valletta Chief...

  • Watch: NBA roundup: Butler's OT winner dwarfs Kemba's 60

    Watch: NBA roundup: Butler's OT winner dwarfs Kemba's 60

    Jimmy Butler hit a buzzer-beating 3-pointer in overtime Saturday night, allowing the Philadelphia 76ers to overcome a 60-point explosion by Kemba Walker for a 122-119 victory over the host Charlotte Hornets. The point total was a career-high for...

  • Watch: NBA roundup: Irving nets 43, leads Celtics past Raptors in OT

    Watch: NBA roundup: Irving nets 43, leads Celtics past Raptors in OT

    Kyrie Irving scored a season-best 43 points, including four in overtime, and added 11 assists as the Boston Celtics came back to defeat the visiting Toronto Raptors 123-116 on Friday night. The Celtics, who had lost four of their previous six...

  • Watch: NBA roundup: Harden, Rockets top depleted Warriors

    Watch: NBA roundup: Harden, Rockets top depleted Warriors

    James Harden scored 12 of his team-high 27 points in the third quarter, and the Houston Rockets rode a balanced offensive attack to a 107-86 victory over the visiting Golden State Warriors on Thursday. Harden shot just 8 of 23 overall but was 3 of...

  • Watch: LeBron moves to 5th all-time scorer in Lakers' win

    Watch: LeBron moves to 5th all-time scorer in Lakers' win

    LeBron James scored a season-high 44 points and passed Wilt Chamberlain for No. 5 on the all-time NBA scoring list while leading the Los Angeles Lakers to a 126-117 victory against the visiting Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday. James added 10...

  • Watch: NBA roundup: LeVert hurt as Nets lose

    Watch: NBA roundup: LeVert hurt as Nets lose

    Karl-Anthony Towns finished with 25 points and 21 rebounds Monday night as the Minnesota Timberwolves halted a five-game losing streak with a 120-113 victory in Minneapolis over the Brooklyn Nets, who lost Caris LeVert to an apparent serious right...

  • Watch: NBA Roundup: Harden hot as Houston cooks up home win

    Watch: NBA Roundup: Harden hot as Houston cooks up home win

    Rockets 115, Pacers 103 James Harden scored a game-high 40 points and Houston won on its home floor for the first time this season. The Rockets, last in the league in field goal percentage, shot 36 for 74 (48.6 percent) and converted a season-high...

  • Watch: NBA roundup: Aldridge double-double leads Spurs over Rockets

    Watch: NBA roundup: Aldridge double-double leads Spurs over Rockets

    LaMarcus Aldridge posted a double-double and paced the host San Antonio Spurs to a 96-89 victory over the Houston Rockets on Saturday in the first meeting this season between the Southwest Division rivals. Aldridge finished with 27 points and 10...

  • Watch: NBA roundup: Sixers’ Embiid scores 42 in OT win over Hornets

    Watch: NBA roundup: Sixers’ Embiid scores 42 in OT win over Hornets

    Joel Embiid had a season-high 42 points to go along with 18 rebounds and four blocked shots to lift the Philadelphia 76ers past the visiting Charlotte Hornets 133-132 in overtime Friday night. It was the eighth game for Embiid this season with at...

  • Watch: NBA roundup: Curry exits as Bucks blast Warriors

    Watch: NBA roundup: Curry exits as Bucks blast Warriors

    Eric Bledsoe scored six of his game-high 26 points during a second-quarter flurry that allowed the Milwaukee Bucks to build a double-digit lead en route to a shockingly easy 134-111 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Thursday in Oakland,...

  • Watch: NBA roundup: LeBron, Lakers edge Wolves

    Watch: NBA roundup: LeBron, Lakers edge Wolves

    LeBron James scored 24 points, and Kyle Kuzma and Josh Hart had 21 apiece as the Los Angeles Lakers held on in a back-and-forth affair Wednesday to earn a 114-110 victory over the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves. James added 10 rebounds and nine...

  • Watch: NBA roundup: McCollum scores 40 as Blazers top Bucks

    Watch: NBA roundup: McCollum scores 40 as Blazers top Bucks

    CJ McCollum scored a season-high 40 points to lift the Portland Trail Blazers past the visiting Milwaukee Bucks 118-103 Tuesday night. McCollum made 17 of 26 shots from the field and also had six assists and five rebounds as Portland won for the...

  • Watch: NBA roundup: Murray's 48 lift Nuggets over Celtics

    Watch: NBA roundup: Murray's 48 lift Nuggets over Celtics

    Jamal Murray scored a career-high 48 points to outshine Kyrie Irving, and the host Denver Nuggets rallied to beat the Boston Celtics 115-107 on Monday night. Murray missed a chance to become the first Denver player since Carmelo Anthony to score...

  • Watch: NBA roundup: Giannis tallies triple-double for Bucks

    Watch: NBA roundup: Giannis tallies triple-double for Bucks

    Giannis Antetokounmpo registered his second triple-double of the young season with 26 points, 15 rebounds and 11 assists on Sunday, helping the host Milwaukee Bucks get back on the winning track with a 144-109 victory over the Sacramento...

  • Watch: NBA roundup: Paul, Rockets halt losing skid

    Watch: NBA roundup: Paul, Rockets halt losing skid

    Chris Paul scored a season-high 32 points, and the Houston Rockets opened a five-game road trip by rallying from a 14-point deficit to record a 119-111 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Friday night. Paul helped the Rockets snap a four-game skid...