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Warriors on brink of finals

Kevin Durant scored 19 of his 33 points in the third quarter on Saturday as the Golden State Warriors took a stranglehold lead in the NBA Western Conference finals with a 120-108 blowout of San Antonio.
Soure:AFP: 2017/5/21 23:48:39

LeBron and Co cruise past Celtics

LeBron James delivered 38 points and Kevin Love had a career playoff-­high 32 as defending champions the Cleveland Cavaliers opened their Eastern Conference finals series with a blowout win on Wednesday.
Soure:AFP: 2017/5/18 22:43:39

Warriors crush Spurs

Stephen Curry scored 29 points as the Golden State Warriors thrashed the San Antonio Spurs 136-100 to take a 2-0 lead in their Western Conference finals series on Tuesday.
Soure:AFP: 2017/5/17 23:53:39

Celtics, Cavs meet in East finals

Kelly Olynyk scored 26 points from the bench as the Boston Celtics outmuscled the Washington Wizards 115-105 to clinch their Eastern Conference semifinal series on Monday.
Soure:AFP: 2017/5/16 23:48:39

Warriors rally to stun Spurs

Stephen Curry scored 40 points and Kevin Durant 34 to power a stunning second-half comeback that lifted Golden State over San Antonio 113-111 on Sunday in an NBA playoff thriller.
Soure:AFP: 2017/5/15 23:03:39

Spurs humble Houston to advance

The San Antonio Spurs humiliated the Houston Rockets on Thursday with a 114-75 Game 6 closeout win that brought James Harden’s MVP-worthy season to a startling halt.
Soure:AFP: 2017/5/12 22:53:39

Celtics take series lead

The Boston Celtics continued their home-court mastery over Washington, taking charge early and going on to beat the Wizards 123-101 on Wednesday to grab a 3-2 lead in the second-round series.
Soure:AFP: 2017/5/11 20:03:39

Spurs win OT thriller

Manu Ginobili pulled off an astonishing last-gasp defensive block as the San Antonio Spurs dug deep to claim a 110-107 victory over the Houston Rockets in their Western Conference playoff series on Tuesday.
Soure:AFP: 2017/5/10 22:53:39

Warriors rout Jazz

Stephen Curry scored 30 points as the Golden State Warriors wrapped up a series sweep with a 121-95 rout of the Utah Jazz on Monday.
Soure:AFP: 2017/5/9 22:53:39

Cavaliers sweep past Raptors

The NBA champions Cleveland Cavaliers powered into the Eastern Conference finals on Sunday, downing the Toronto Raptors 109-102 to complete a four-game sweep of their playoff series.
Soure:AFP: 2017/5/8 22:53:39

Durant leads Warriors in Game 3 win

Kevin Durant scored 38 points and the Golden State Warriors withstood a determined Utah effort to down the Jazz 102-91 on Saturday to take a commanding 3-0 lead in their NBA playoff series.
Soure:AFP: 2017/5/7 19:53:40

Chinese fans pleased with Yao Ming's appointment to FIBA Central Board

Chinese fans applauded Yao Ming's moving up on world basketball ladder when the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) president entered the top executive branch of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA).
Soure:Xinhua: 2017/5/6 12:16:49

Rule change allows players to wear religious headgear

Basketball players will be allowed to wear headgear for religious reasons after world governing body FIBA on Thursday approved a new rule to come into effect from October 1.
Soure:Reuters: 2017/5/4 23:08:34

Cavs cruise past Raptors

LeBron James reached another milestone and the Cleveland Cavaliers nailed 18 shots from beyond the arc en route to a 125-103 rout of the Toronto Raptors in their Eastern Conference playoff series on Wednesday.
Soure:AFP: 2017/5/4 22:43:39

Kerr’s medical predicament a sobering reminder of coaching importance

In one of the NBA's most sadly bizarre story lines, Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr might miss the remainder of the team's playoff run due to complications from 2015 back surgery. How much will the Warriors miss him? The answer depends upon who you ask.
Soure:Global Times: 2017/5/3 23:13:40

Thomas scores 53 in Game 2

Isaiah Thomas scored a career-high 53 points and dedicated the effort to his late sister as the Boston Celtics ­defeated the Washington Wizards 129-119 in a second-round NBA playoff game on Tuesday.
Soure:AFP: 2017/5/3 22:53:39

Cavaliers, Rockets romp in openers

LeBron James sparked defending NBA champions Cleveland over Toronto while James Harden powered the Houston Rockets to an epic rout of San Antonio in second-round playoff openers on Monday.
Soure:AFP: 2017/5/2 22:53:40

Pierce departs with ‘no regrets’

Paul Pierce said Sunday he departs the NBA with “no regrets” despite the bitter disappointment of the Los Angeles Clippers’ first-round playoff loss to the Utah Jazz.
Soure:AFP: 2017/5/1 22:58:40