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  • Watch: NBA roundup: Nuggets snap Raptors' win streak

    Watch: NBA roundup: Nuggets snap Raptors' win streak

    Nikola Jokic had a triple-double with 23 points, 15 assists and 11 rebounds and made three free throws in the final seconds as the visiting Denver Nuggets ended the Toronto Raptors' eight-game winning streak with a 106-103 win Monday night. Jokic...

  • Luxol hand Starlites first defeat 

    Luxol hand Starlites first defeat 

    Depiro 58Hibernians 60 (8-9, 10-18, 17-13, 23-20) The initial quarter was a very low scoring one with Hibs ending it with a minimal margin 9-8 as the two sides were not precise in their offensive attempts. Things did not change much till midway in...

  • Watch: NBA roundup: Jordan lifts Mavs over Clippers

    Watch: NBA roundup: Jordan lifts Mavs over Clippers

    DeAndre Jordan torched his former team for 16 points and a season-high 23 rebounds Sunday, and Dennis Smith Jr., who had a front tooth knocked out in the third quarter, came up with a game-saving block to allow host Dallas Mavericks to earn their...

  • Watch: NBA roundup: Knicks rally, dump Bucks in OT

    Watch: NBA roundup: Knicks rally, dump Bucks in OT

    Emmanuel Mudiay scored 16 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter and overtime as the New York Knicks came back to defeat the visiting Milwaukee Bucks 136-134 on Saturday. The Bucks led by as many as 14 points in the fourth quarter before the...

  • Farewell testimonial for Fabrizio Mariani

    Farewell testimonial for Fabrizio Mariani

    In the past weekend, a testimonial event for Italian Fabrizio Mariani was organised at the Ta’ Qali Pavilion. The 35-year-old Mariani, who also played in the Italian Lega A with Biella, was on the books of Hibernians in the past three seasons but...

  • Watch: NBA roundup: Warriors edge Kings in final seconds

    Watch: NBA roundup: Warriors edge Kings in final seconds

    Klay Thompson capped a 31-point performance with a put-back of his own miss with 5.8 seconds remaining Saturday night to give the Golden State Warriors a 117-116 victory over the Sacramento Kings in Oakland, Calif. Kevin Durant poured in a...

  • NBA roundup: Warrors pound Blazers to end skid

    NBA roundup: Warrors pound Blazers to end skid

    Kevin Durant scored 14 of his game-high 32 points in a second-quarter run-away Friday night, as the Golden State Warriors snapped a four-game losing streak with a 125-97 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers in Oakland, Calif. Klay Thompson was...

  • 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...

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