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Fultz impresses in return to Sixers

Former first overall pick Markelle Fultz delivered 10 points in his much-anticipated return as the playoff-bound Philadelphia 76ers crushed the Denver Nuggets 123-104 on Monday.
Soure:AFP: 2018/3/27 22:43:40

Coach Kerr says 'no way' injured star Curry plays first round of playoffs

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr says there's "no way" injured star guard Stephen Curry will be available to play until the second round of the NBA postseason.
Soure:Reuters: 2018/3/26 23:08:40

Pacers seal playoff spot with OT win

Darren Collison nailed a couple of clutch late three-pointers as the Indiana Pacers clinched a postseason spot on Sunday with a 113-107 overtime win over the Miami Heat.
Soure:AFP: 2018/3/26 21:43:39

Curry out three weeks with MCL sprain but could return for playoffs

Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry will miss at least three weeks after suffering a sprain of the medial collateral ligament (MCL) in his left knee on Friday night against the Atlanta Hawks.
Soure:Reuters: 2018/3/25 22:21:53

Rockets claim record 59th win

James Harden scored 27 points as the red-hot Houston Rockets won their franchise record 59th game with a 114-91 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday.
Soure:AFP: 2018/3/25 21:23:40

Walker's 46 leads major Charlotte rout

Kemba Walker scored 46 points Thursday in leading the Charlotte Hornets to a record-shattering 140-79 romp over visiting Memphis, one of the most lopsided routs in NBA history.
Soure:AFP: 2018/3/23 22:23:40

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