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# basketball - Yesterday’s News

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# basketball - Sunday 21 August, 2016

USA storm to third consecutive basketball Gold as Rio 2016 comes to a close

There was no stopping the United States in the men’s basketball final at Rio 2016, as Serbia suffered a thumping defeat.

# basketball - Thursday 18 August, 2016

Durant leads USA into semis as Parker and Ginobili bow out

The Americans march on.

# basketball - Saturday 9 July, 2016

# basketball - Tuesday 5 July, 2016

OKC look to build around Westbrook, but can't rule out trade after Durant exit

Five-time All-Star Russell Westbrook will become a free agent following the 2016-17 NBA season.

# basketball - Sunday 3 July, 2016

Ireland mark return to European competition with silver medal

Mark Scannell’s side finished second behind Malta.

# basketball - Saturday 2 July, 2016

Kevin Durant meets with Warriors as NBA star ponders next move

Could we have a new Splash Brother?

# basketball - Thursday 30 June, 2016

LeBron James is becoming a free agent again and here's what it means for his wallet

LeBron James will opt out of his $24 million contract option with the Cavs next year.

# basketball - Monday 27 June, 2016

Durant and Anthony the experienced heads in US Olympic basketball squad

No Steph, no LeBron. Can they take a third straight gold medal?

# basketball - Friday 24 June, 2016

'I could use the rest': LeBron James will sit out Rio Olympics

Two Olympic golds will have to content the King for now.

# basketball - Wednesday 22 June, 2016

# basketball - Monday 20 June, 2016

LeBron makes good on championship promise: 'Cleveland, this is for you'

Cleveland’s prodigal son LeBron James did his hometown proud in Oakland on Sunday.

# basketball - Saturday 11 June, 2016

Curry lifts Warriors over Cavs to brink of repeat crown

The Warriors are within touching distance of history.

# basketball - Wednesday 8 June, 2016

Ronaldo named the world's highest-paid athlete for the first time

Lionel Messi, LeBron James and Roger Federer were next in line.

'Showtime' Lakers would beat Warriors - Magic Johnson

Magic Johnson won five NBA championships with the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1980s, with the Hall of Famer named MVP in three of the Finals.

# basketball - Friday 3 June, 2016

Warriors overpower Cavs in game one of NBA Finals

The Golden State Warriors and their bench stepped up as Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson struggled.

# basketball - Thursday 2 June, 2016

# basketball - Monday 30 May, 2016

# basketball - Sunday 29 May, 2016

Thompson, Curry help Warriors stay alive NBA

Thompson, Curry help Warriors stay alive

The Golden State Warriors stayed alive in the NBA play-offs, rallying past the Oklahoma City Thunder.

# basketball - Thursday 26 May, 2016

Cavs one win away from NBA Finals after routing Raptors

Game six heads to Toronto with the Cleveland Cavaliers leading 3-2 in the best-of-seven NBA play-off series.

# basketball - Wednesday 25 May, 2016

Remember when Golden State couldn't lose? Now they're one game from disaster Thunder Struck This post contains videos

Remember when Golden State couldn't lose? Now they're one game from disaster

OKC walloped the Warriors last night to take a 3-1 lead in the Western Conference finals.

# basketball - Sunday 22 May, 2016

Biyombo grabs 'monster' 26 rebounds as Toronto end the Cavs' winning streak Game 3 This post contains videos

Biyombo grabs 'monster' 26 rebounds as Toronto end the Cavs' winning streak

LeBron and Cleveland beaten for the first time in 11 playoff games.

# basketball - Friday 20 May, 2016

The Cavs remain unstoppable in the East but bigger tests lie ahead

LeBron James and crew have now won 10 playoff games in a row.

# basketball - Thursday 19 May, 2016

Curry shrugs off weird 'tennis ball' lump on elbow to lead Warriors to victory

Oklahoma City Thunder could not halt Stephen Curry on Wednesday, despite an unusual injury picked up by Golden State star.

# basketball - Tuesday 17 May, 2016

This is gonna be great! Thunder beat Golden State on the road in thrilling Game 1 Game 1 This post contains videos

This is gonna be great! Thunder beat Golden State on the road in thrilling Game 1

Russell Westbrook’s 27 points helped OKC to a big win over the Warriors last night.

# basketball - Monday 16 May, 2016

Toronto Raptors tear down Heat in game 7 to set up clash with LeBron James' Cavaliers

Kyle Lowry and co. will have to recuperate quickly, game one of the eastern finals will go ahead on Tuesday night.

# basketball - Thursday 12 May, 2016

29 points for Steph Curry as Golden State Warriors advance to conference final

The champions claimed a 4-1 series win against the Portland Trail Blazers last night.

# basketball - Wednesday 11 May, 2016

Who cares about unanimous votes? Steph Curry's daughter Riley is the real MVP Life Of Riley This post contains videos

Who cares about unanimous votes? Steph Curry's daughter Riley is the real MVP

Riley is watching. Always watching.

The Thunder could be about to turn the NBA playoffs upside down Thunder Struck This post contains videos

The Thunder could be about to turn the NBA playoffs upside down

Spurs on the brink of exit as Westbrook and co take a 3-2 series lead back to Oklahoma.

# basketball - Tuesday 10 May, 2016

Steph's back, baby! Curry drops 17 points in overtime to snatch Game 4 for Golden State Golden Boy This post contains videos

Steph's back, baby! Curry drops 17 points in overtime to snatch Game 4 for Golden State

“Nobody could have predicted that explosion,” said Warriors coach Steve Kerr.

# basketball - Monday 9 May, 2016

Curry set to be named NBA MVP for second year running

The Warriors point guard will be crowned MVP, according to reports.

Cavs sweep into Eastern finals but the West is wide open as Thunder pull level with Spurs

LeBron James’ side dominated from beyond the three-point line once more.

# basketball - Saturday 7 May, 2016

Spurs take series lead, Cavs poised to sweep Hawks in the NBA playoffs

The San Antonio Spurs lead the Oklahoma City Thunder 2-1 in the west, while the Cleveland Cavaliers are in control in the east.

# basketball - Friday 6 May, 2016

Raptors v Heat goes to overtime again - and it's all square as we head for Game 3 While You Were Sleeping This post contains videos

Raptors v Heat goes to overtime again - and it's all square as we head for Game 3

Toronto ground out a 96-92 win against Miami last night.

# basketball - Thursday 5 May, 2016

Kerry GAA star Kieran Donaghy set for return to top tier of Irish basketball

The three-time All-Star’s Gaelic Football commitments won’t be impacted upon.

Step aside Steph, the Cavs want to be the new 3-point kings

Cleveland scored 25 from beyond the arc as the hammered the Hawks in game two of their semi-final.

# basketball - Wednesday 4 May, 2016

Even a mid-court miracle buzzer-beater wasn't enough for the Raptors to turn down the Heat

Elsewhere, the Gloden State Warriors relied on their defence as they took control of their series with the Trail Blazers.

# basketball - Tuesday 3 May, 2016

Thunder level series against the Spurs - but the refs missed a huge call right at the end

Back to Oklahoma with the Western Conference semis tied at 1-1.

# basketball - Friday 29 April, 2016

Thomas' double-double not nearly enough as Hawks soar past Celtics Game 6 This post contains videos

Thomas' double-double not nearly enough as Hawks soar past Celtics

The Hawks are going to Cleveland next up.

# basketball - Wednesday 27 April, 2016

# basketball - Tuesday 26 April, 2016

CP3 blow as Clippers star is in the wars to dent his team's playoff hopes

Chris Paul broke his hand last night while the Oklahoma City Thunder rolled into the second round.

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