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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

Celtics rally to win

Isaiah Thomas shook off having a tooth knocked out and the heartache of his sister's funeral to score 33 points on Sunday, powering the Boston Celtics over the Washington Wizards 123-111 in an NBA playoff game.
Soure:AFP: 2017/5/1 21:13:39

Wizards back on top

The Washington Wizards regained control of their first-round NBA playoff series, defeating the Atlanta Hawks 103-99 on Wednesday with the help of a 27-point performance by Bradley Beal.
Soure:AFP: 2017/4/27 22:38:42

NBA regular season simply a way to earn money before the playoffs begin

As the first round of the NBA playoffs nears its conclusion, fans are faced with many questions, perhaps none more compelling than this: "Does the regular season really matter?"
Soure:Global Times: 2017/4/26 23:03:40

Rockets oust Thunder

James Harden scored 34 points and the Houston Rockets withstood a furious effort from Oklahoma City star Russell Westbrook to oust the Thunder from the NBA playoffs on Tuesday.
Soure:AFP: 2017/4/26 22:48:40

Stephon Marbury considers his options after end of an era

What now for Stephon Marbury?
Soure:Global Times: 2017/4/25 22:58:40

Warriors roll past Blazers

The Golden State Warriors swept into the second round of the NBA playoffs on Monday with a crushing 128-103 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers.
Soure:AFP: 2017/4/25 22:18:40

Cavaliers sweep Pacers

LeBron James scored 33 points and made key plays on Sunday to give the defending NBA champions Cleveland Cavaliers a 106-102 victory at Indiana and a sweep of their playoff series.
Soure:AFP: 2017/4/24 22:33:39

Warriors put Blazers on brink

Stephen Curry scored 14 of his 34 points in the fourth quarter and the Golden State Warriors stormed back from a 16-point third-quarter deficit to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 119-113.
Soure:AFP: 2017/4/23 23:28:40

Warriors cut down Blazers

The Golden State Warriors clamped down on defense as they cruised to a 110-81 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday, taking a 2-0 lead in their first-round playoff series.
Soure:AFP: 2017/4/20 19:23:39

Thomas' decision to play after sister's death was his to make

Four years ago, sports fans all over the world were reminded that even among the most rabid fan bases - Boston, in this case - there are more important things than sports. A terrorist attack at the 2013 Boston Marathon left six people dead and almost 300 injured. The marathon was held again the following year, but only after an extensive grieving period for the victims.
Soure:Global Times: 2017/4/19 22:53:39