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LeBron leads Cavs over East leaders

LeBron James shrugged off five absent players and an ill coach with a virtuoso performance on Wednesday, rallying the hosting Cleveland Cavaliers over Eastern Conference leaders Toronto 132-129.
Soure:AFP: 2018/3/22 19:23:40

Rockets shoot down red-hot Blazers

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.
Soure:AFP: 2018/3/21 22:43:39

Lue stepping away from Cavs

Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue will take a leave of absence as he battles a mystery illness that has forced him to miss all or part of three games this season.
Soure:Reuters: 2018/3/20 22:08:39

Spurs spur Warriors

The San Antonio Spurs boosted their bid for a 21st consecutive NBA postseason appearance with an 89-75 victory over the injury-ravaged Golden State Warriors on Monday.
Soure:AFP: 2018/3/20 21:43:41

Giant-killers UMBC bow out of NCAA tournament

The University of Maryland-Baltimore County's (UMBC) whirlwind ride in the US' hugely popular NCAA collegiate basketball tournament ended Sunday with a 50-43 loss to Kansas State.
Soure:AFP: 2018/3/19 22:08:40

Thunder snap Raptors' streak

Russell Westbrook unleashed his fifth consecutive triple-double with 37 points, 13 rebounds and 14 assists on Sunday as the Oklahoma City Thunder beat Toronto 132-125, snapping the Raptors' 11-game NBA winning streak.
Soure:AFP: 2018/3/19 22:03:40

Cavs, Warriors win

LeBron James' 70th career triple-double propelled the short-handed Cleveland Cavaliers to a 114-109 NBA victory over the Chicago Bulls on Saturday, when the injury-plagued Golden State Warriors also pulled off a win.
Soure:AFP: 2018/3/18 21:53:40

Harden helps Rockets hold off Clippers; Cavs lose

The Houston Rockets continued to steam toward the NBA playoffs on Thursday with a 101-96 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers while LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers' run of disappointment in Portland continued.
Soure:AFP: 2018/3/16 22:28:39

Warriors halt Lakers

Kevin Durant scored 26 points as the Golden State Warriors shrugged off their injury crisis to overpower the resurgent Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday.
Soure:AFP: 2018/3/15 19:03:40

Westbrook records 10oth triple-double

Russell Westbrook snared the 100th triple-double of his career on Tuesday as the Oklahoma City Thunder closed in on a playoff berth with a 119-107 defeat of the Atlanta Hawks.
Soure:AFP: 2018/3/14 22:58:40

Hall of Famer Rodman admits drunk driving, receives 3 years' probation

Dennis Rodman, a five-time NBA champion, was sentenced to three years' probation on Monday after admitting drunk driving.
Soure:AFP: 2018/3/13 22:18:40

Rockets march on

James Harden scored 28 points as the Houston Rockets tightened their grip on first place in the Western Conference on Monday with a 109-93 victory over the San Antonio Spurs.
Soure:AFP: 2018/3/13 22:08:39

Rockets rout Mavs

The Houston Rockets clinched an NBA playoff berth with a 105-82 rout of the Mavericks in Dallas on Sunday as reigning champions Golden State and the Cleveland Cavaliers both lost.
Soure:AFP: 2018/3/12 21:18:40

Westbrook lifts Thunder over Spurs

Russell Westbrook notched his 19th triple-double of the NBA season and the Oklahoma City reserves contributed 50 points on Saturday as the Thunder beat the reeling San Antonio Spurs 104-94.
Soure:AFP: 2018/3/11 21:58:40

Celtics book playoff berth

The Boston Celtics shook off a scary fall for swingman Jaylen Brown to punch their ticket to the NBA playoffs with a 117-109 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday.
Soure:AFP: 2018/3/9 22:08:39

Raptors into playoffs

DeMar DeRozan exploded for 42 points as the Toronto Raptors clinched their place in the NBA playoffs with a 121-119 overtime victory against the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday.
Soure:AFP: 2018/3/8 21:58:39

Sweet 16 for Rockets

Chris Paul scored 25 points as the Houston Rockets overpowered Russell Westbrook's Oklahoma City Thunder 122-112 to tighten their grip on the Western Conference with a 16th straight victory on Tuesday.
Soure:AFP: 2018/3/7 22:11:08

James powers Cavs

Cleveland superstar LeBron James poured in 31 points and Larry Nance Jr added 22 in his first start for the Cavaliers on Monday in a 112-90 triumph over the Detroit Pistons.
Soure:AFP: 2018/3/6 22:23:40