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Rockets book semifinal berth

James Harden scored 26 points as the Houston Rockets booked their place in the NBA playoff Western Conference semi­finals on Wednesday with a 100-93 victory over the Utah Jazz.
Soure:AFP: 2019/4/25 18:43:40

Blazers eliminate Thunder

Damian Lillard sank a three-pointer on the buzzer to cap a 50-point display as the Portland Trail Blazers completed a late fightback to send Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder crashing out of the NBA playoffs on Tuesday.
Soure:AFP: 2019/4/24 19:43:39

Celtics sweep Pacers out of playoffs

The Boston Celtics swept their way past Indiana, while Golden State and Toronto registered road victories over Orlando and the Los Angeles Clippers to take commanding leads in their first-round playoff series on Sunday.
Soure:AFP: 2019/4/22 17:53:40

Embiid sparks 76ers to win

Philadelphia's Joel Embiid returned from injury to score a game-high 31 points and grab 16 rebounds, powering the 76ers to a 112-108 NBA playoff victory at ­Brooklyn on Saturday.
Soure:AFP: 2019/4/21 19:58:02

Nuggets rally past Spurs to pull even

Jamal Murray led a dramatic late fightback as the Denver Nuggets scored a series-leveling 114-105 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday in their Western Conference playoff duel.
Soure:AFP: 2019/4/17 19:23:46

Clippers make historic comeback

The Los Angeles Clippers delivered the biggest comeback in NBA playoff history Monday, rallying from a 31-point deficit for a shocking 135-131 win over the two-time defending champions Golden State Warriors.
Soure:AFP: 2019/4/16 18:38:42

Bucks hammer Pistons

Milwaukee showed why they are the Eastern Conference kingpins and Giannis Antetokounmpo proved he is worthy of a league MVP as the Bucks trampled all over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday.
Soure:AFP: 2019/4/15 20:18:41

Curry fires Warriors

The Golden State Warriors began their quest for a three-peat by clobbering the Los Angeles Clippers, while the Brooklyn Nets and Orlando Magic delivered a pair of upset victories as the NBA playoffs began Saturday.
Soure:AFP: 2019/4/14 22:13:40

Two Chinese players drafted directly into WNBA

The 23rd annual WNBA Draft saw Chinese center Han Xu selected by the New York Liberty as the 14th overall pick, while her compatriot Li Yueru was taken 35th by the Atlanta Dream on Thursday.
Soure:Xinhua: 2019/4/12 0:21:30

Pistons punch last playoff ticket

The Detroit Pistons clinched the final ticket to the NBA playoffs Wednesday, sealing their first postseason berth since 2016 with a 115-89 defeat of the New York Knicks.
Soure:AFP: 2019/4/11 20:03:40

Chinese center Li Yueru selected by Atlanta Dream in WNBA draft 2019

Chinese center Li Yueru, 19, was selected by Atlanta Dream in WNBA draft 2019 here on Wednesday, becoming the third player from China drafted directly to the top-level women's basketball league in the world. Earlier in the draft, Han Xu, also a 19-year-old Chinese center, was chosen by New York Liberty in the second round of the draft tonight, the 14th pick overall.
Soure:Xinhua: 2019/4/11 13:24:11

Wade, Nowitzki sign off

Dwyane Wade and Dirk Nowitzki bade emotional farewells to the NBA on Tuesday as the regular season neared its finale with Magic Johnson's resignation plunging the Los Angeles Lakers into fresh turmoil.
Soure:AFP: 2019/4/10 19:03:40

Jordan the G.O.A.T. for today's stars

Michael Jordan and not LeBron James is the greatest player of all time, according to a survey of NBA players published by The Athletic on Monday.
Soure:AFP: 2019/4/9 19:28:41

Virginia claim US college title

The University of Virginia captured their first US men's college basketball championship on Monday night, with a 27-point performance from De'Andre Hunter to beat Texas Tech 85-77 in overtime.
Soure:Agencies: 2019/4/9 18:43:40

Tsinghua teams win leagues

The boys' and girls' teams of Tsinghua University High School were crowned Beijing high school basketball league champions on Sunday.
Soure:Global Times: 2019/4/8 19:07:46

Warriors clinch top seed in West

The Golden State Warriors clinched the Western Conference's top seed with a victory in their final regular-­season contest at the Oracle Arena, beating the Los Angeles Clippers 131-104 on Sunday.
Soure:AFP: 2019/4/8 18:58:39

Nets topple top-seeded Bucks

Joe Harris sank the go-ahead three-pointer with 84 seconds left as the Brooklyn Nets' playoff push got a boost with a 133-128 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday.
Soure:AFP: 2019/4/7 20:33:39

LeBron out of World Cup in China

Four-time NBA Most Valuable Player LeBron James is a “possibility” for the defending champion US team at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games but says he will skip this year's World Cup in China.
Soure:AFP: 2019/4/2 21:18:41