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Rockets end skid

The Houston Rockets take some good news – and perhaps some bad – into 2018 after snapping their five-game losing streak with a 148-142 double-­overtime victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday.
Soure:AFP: 2018/1/1 21:53:39

Rockets star Paul expected to return to lineup at weekend

Before the calendar turns to 2018, the Houston Rockets expect to have their star point guard Chris Paul back in the lineup.
Soure:Xinhua: 2017/12/30 9:23:16

Warriors rout Jazz

Kevin Durant scored 21 points to lead six double-figure scorers for defending NBA champions Golden State and the Warriors pulled away in the third quarter to beat Utah 126-101 on Wednesday.
Soure:AFP: 2017/12/28 22:03:39

Bulls down Bucks

Chicago forward Nikola Mirotic came off the bench to score 24 points and spark the visiting Bulls over Milwaukee 115-106 in an NBA matchup on Tuesday.
Soure:AFP: 2017/12/27 22:18:40

Warriors down Cavaliers

Kevin Durant scored 25 points, Klay Thompson added 24 and both made crucial plays in the final seconds on Monday, lifting the NBA champions Golden State Warriors over Cleveland 99-92.
Soure:AFP: 2017/12/26 22:28:39

Warriors' win streak snapped

The Denver Nuggets stunned the Golden State Warriors 96-81 on Saturday, holding the NBA champions to a ­season low in points and snapping their 11-game winning streak.
Soure:AFP: 2017/12/24 21:53:39

Cavs hang on to end Bulls' 7-game streak

LeBron James scored 34 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers held on to beat Chicago 115-112 on Thursday and end the Bulls' seven-game NBA winning streak.
Soure:AFP: 2017/12/22 22:28:39

Rockets streak ended

Kyle Kuzma led the offensive charge as the Los Angeles Lakers snapped the red-hot Houston Rockets' 14-game winning streak with a 122-116 upset victory on Wednesday.
Soure:AFP: 2017/12/21 21:18:39

Bucks down Cavaliers

Greece's Giannis Antetokounmpo capped a 27-point performance on a three-point play with 5.9 seconds remaining on Tuesday to spark the Milwaukee Bucks over visiting Cleveland 119-116 in an NBA thriller.
Soure:Agencies: 2017/12/20 22:38:40

Kobe's 2 jersey numbers retired

Five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant was hailed as the "greatest" Los Angeles Laker of all on Monday by fellow legend Magic Johnson in a ceremony to retire Bryant's jersey numbers.
Soure:AFP: 2017/12/19 22:33:40

Celtics edge Pacers

Terry Rozier's steal and layup with 1.2 seconds remaining on Monday gave Boston a 112-111 NBA victory over the Indiana Pacers after the Celtics squandered a 19-point lead.
Soure:AFP: 2017/12/19 22:28:39

Lakers to retire two Kobe Bryant numbers

The Los Angeles Lakers will retire both of Kobe Bryant's jersey numbers in a lavish halftime ceremony when the Lakers host the defending champions Golden State Warriors at Staples Center arena on Monday.
Soure:AFP: 2017/12/18 22:08:34

James sparks Cavs to win over Wizards

LeBron James posted his fourth triple-double in five games with 20 points, 12 rebounds and 15 assists as the streaking Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Washington Wizards 106-99 on Sunday.
Soure:AFP: 2017/12/18 21:53:39

Anthony return spoiled

Michael Beasley had the hot hand as the New York Knicks defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 111-96 on Saturday, spoiling the return of Carmelo Anthony to Madison Square Garden.
Soure:AFP: 2017/12/17 22:18:39

James triple-double fuels Cavs over Lakers

Cleveland star LeBron James tied Larry Bird for sixth all time in NBA triple-doubles Thursday as the Cavaliers beat the Los Angeles Lakers 121-112.
Soure:AFP: 2017/12/15 22:53:40

George juggles emotions in return

Russell Westbrook recorded his ninth triple-double of the season and Paul George made a successful return to Indiana as the Oklahoma City Thunder edged the Pacers 100-95 on Wednesday.
Soure:AFP: 2017/12/14 22:58:39

Leonard can't help

Kawhi Leonard made his long-awaited return from injury but could not stop San Antonio from an upset defeat in Dallas on Tuesday as LeBron James led the Cleveland Cavaliers to a ninth straight win.
Soure:AFP: 2017/12/13 22:28:40

No need for Curry

The Golden State Warriors shrugged off the absence of Stephen Curry to edge past the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday as a depleted Boston Celtics crashed to defeat against the Chicago Bulls.
Soure:AFP: 2017/12/12 22:38:39