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#Basketball

# basketball - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

Durant drops 37 as Warriors power past Harden's Rockets in Western finals opener NBA This post contains videos

Durant drops 37 as Warriors power past Harden's Rockets in Western finals opener

Klay Thompson added 28 for the Warriors to capture the best-of-seven Western Conference final opener.

# basketball - Monday 14 May, 2018

How a LeBron James assist played a key role Brazil's resurgence

The attitude of the basketball icon on the big stage is what the Brazil coach has attempted to instil in his squad.

LeBron has 'zero level of concern' after Cavs defeat

The Celtics dominated in Game 1.

# basketball - Sunday 13 May, 2018

LeBron humbled as Celtics secure lead against Cavaliers in NBA playoff series opener

The Boston Celtics secured a 1-0 series lead at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts on Sunday.

# basketball - Thursday 10 May, 2018

Celtics to meet LeBron's Cavs after series-clinching win over 76ers

The Boston Celtics beat the Philadelphia 76ers.

# basketball - Tuesday 8 May, 2018

Cavaliers sweep Raptors, 76ers stay alive

The Cleveland Cavaliers completed a sweep of the Toronto Raptors in the NBA playoffs.

# basketball - Monday 7 May, 2018

Inspired Durant guides Warriors to 3-1 lead, while Rockets' defence dominates yet again NBA

Inspired Durant guides Warriors to 3-1 lead, while Rockets' defence dominates yet again

Kevin Durant led all scorers with 38 points as the Golden State Warriors topped the New Orleans Pelicans 118-92 on Sunday.

# basketball - Saturday 5 May, 2018

Pelicans and Rockets dominate, make both series 2-1

Anthony Davis led the way as the New Orleans Pelicans responded against the Golden State Warriors while Steph Curry never got going.

# basketball - Friday 4 May, 2018

LeBron not claiming 'mental edge' over Raptors despite stunning game two display

LeBron James is again closing in on eliminating the Toronto Raptors but would not comment on claims he has a mental edge over them.

# basketball - Thursday 3 May, 2018

Game on! Mitchell dunks his own rebound as Jazz level series with #1 seed Rockets Hoops This post contains videos

Game on! Mitchell dunks his own rebound as Jazz level series with #1 seed Rockets

The Western Conference semi is tied at a game apiece.

# basketball - Tuesday 1 May, 2018

Rozier stars as Celtics ease past 76ers in game one

The Boston Celtics drew first blood against the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday despite playing without Jaylen Brown and Kyrie Irving.

# basketball - Monday 30 April, 2018

'I'm burnt right now': LeBron wants rest after Cavs' Game 7 win over Pacers King James This post contains videos

'I'm burnt right now': LeBron wants rest after Cavs' Game 7 win over Pacers

Meanwhile last night, James Harden scored 41 points as the Houston Rockets romped past the Utah Jazz.

# basketball - Sunday 29 April, 2018

Celtics ease past Bucks in NBA playoffs after Game 7 win Eastern Conference This post contains videos

Celtics ease past Bucks in NBA playoffs after Game 7 win

Meanwhile, the Golden State Warriors overcame the New Orleans Pelicans in the opening game of their second round series.

# basketball - Saturday 28 April, 2018

Westbrook blasts 'disrespectful, vulgar' fans after OKC crash out in Utah Too Jazzy This post contains videos

Westbrook blasts 'disrespectful, vulgar' fans after OKC crash out in Utah

LeBron James, meanwhile, is heading for a game-seven fixture in the first round for the very first time.

# basketball - Friday 27 April, 2018

Bucks shipping out to Boston for game seven thanks to 31 points from Giannis Up The Ante This post contains videos

Bucks shipping out to Boston for game seven thanks to 31 points from Giannis

The ‘Greek Freak’ was back in brilliant form to tie up the playoff series at three games apiece.

# basketball - Thursday 26 April, 2018

Watch: LeBron pulls off game-saving block and epic buzzer-beater to lift Cavs King James This post contains videos

Watch: LeBron pulls off game-saving block and epic buzzer-beater to lift Cavs

LeBron James hit 44 points to cap a classic performance.

# basketball - Tuesday 24 April, 2018

Spurs coach Popovich will miss Game 5 against Warriors, as Rockets and Jazz win again NBA

Spurs coach Popovich will miss Game 5 against Warriors, as Rockets and Jazz win again

James Harden hit new heights last night in Houston’s win over the Timberwolves.

# basketball - Friday 20 April, 2018

Warriors, Pelicans claim 3-0 leads as Embiid inspires 76ers

The Golden State Warriors and New Orleans Pelicans hold 3-0 leads in the west, while the Philadelphia 76ers are up 2-1 in the east.

# basketball - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

Eastern favourites flex their muscles as Pelicans turn up the heat in Portland

All three NBA playoff games last night saw teams move to 2-0.

# basketball - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

Dwayne Wade says Sixers fans can 'thank Kevin Hart' as unbeaten run ends

Wade put up a record-breaking points total to bring the Heat level in their series with Philly.

# basketball - Sunday 15 April, 2018

Popovich says Spurs 'looked like a deer in headlights' in loss to Warriors NBA

Popovich says Spurs 'looked like a deer in headlights' in loss to Warriors

Gregg Popovich was far from impressed with the San Antonio’s 113-92 playoff loss to Golden State on Saturday.

No Curry, no problem as Warriors rout Spurs on opening night of NBA playoffs NBA This post contains videos

No Curry, no problem as Warriors rout Spurs on opening night of NBA playoffs

Meanwhile the Toronto Raptors overcame the Washington Wizards in their playoff opener on Saturday.

# basketball - Saturday 14 April, 2018

Can the Cavs and Warriors flip the switch? Your NBA round one preview

There are lots of questions going into this weekend’s action.

# basketball - Thursday 12 April, 2018

After overtime drama, the NBA playoff bracket is now set

The NBA playoff field is now set after last night’s results.

Westbrook becomes first NBA player to average triple-double in back-to-back seasons

Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook completed the memorable feat against the Memphis Grizzlies last night.

# basketball - Wednesday 11 April, 2018

The Sixers make it 15 wins in a row but the Warriors take a 'good' 40-point loss

The high-flying Utah Jazz crushed the Golden State Warriors to boost their chances of finishing third in the Western Conference.

# basketball - Tuesday 10 April, 2018

Spurs, Thunder and Pelicans secure NBA playoff spots as Westbrook posts another triple-double

Russell Westbrook needs 16 rebounds in his final game to average a triple-double for the season.

# basketball - Thursday 5 April, 2018

Record-setting Raptors regain control of the East as they crush Celtics

Every single Toronto player scored last night.

# basketball - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

Sixers cruise past Nuggets as Fultz returns

Markelle Fultz made his first appearance since October and helped the 76ers to a win.

# basketball - Saturday 24 March, 2018

Tralee win second straight Champions Trophy as Glanmire take Women's Playoff final glory

IT Carlow and Fr Matthews took the spoils in the Division One finals.

# basketball - Thursday 22 March, 2018

LeBron shows he's still the beast in the East

The Cavs conceded 79 first-half points but James led the comeback with 35 points, 17 assists and zero turnovers.

# basketball - Tuesday 20 March, 2018

Draymond proves an injury too far for the Warriors as they lose to the Spurs

Meanwhile LeBron James had himself a night.

# basketball - Saturday 17 March, 2018

Epic US hoops shocker: University of Maryland stun top seed Virginia in modern-day thriller

It was one of the biggest upsets in modern American sport.

# basketball - Friday 16 March, 2018

Swapping basketball for rugby and drawing inspiration from Special Olympics to pursue nursing

Aoife McDermott has been named to start in Ireland’s last Six Nations game of the 2018 campaign.

# basketball - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

LeBron James: 'You can just say I'm like fine wine, I get better with age'

LeBron James set a new career-high for triple-doubles in a single NBA season.

# basketball - Friday 9 March, 2018

Celtics lock up playoff spot, Curry hurt as Warriors edge Spurs NBA

Celtics lock up playoff spot, Curry hurt as Warriors edge Spurs

How do you like them apples?

# basketball - Thursday 8 March, 2018

LeBron's form at an 'all-time high' as the Cavs outlast the Nuggets

Elsewhere, the Raptors also booked a playoff spot during Wednesday’s night action while the Rockets keep on firing.

# basketball - Monday 12 February, 2018

LeBron falls short of triple-double as Cavs kick-start new era

George Hill, Jordan Clarkson, Larry Nance Jr and Rodney Hood all made their debuts as the Cleveland Cavaliers eased past the Boston Celtics.

# basketball - Thursday 8 February, 2018

Rain postpones indoor NBA game

Wednesday’s game at Smoothie King Center will have to be rescheduled because of a leaky roof.