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#Basketball

# basketball - Sunday 4 December, 2016

Bulls suffer surprise defeat as Warriors bounce back NBA

Bulls suffer surprise defeat as Warriors bounce back

After upstaging the Cavs, the Chicago Bulls went down 107-82 to the Dallas Mavericks last night.

# basketball - Monday 28 November, 2016

The King stay The King as LeBron records another triple double NBA

The King stay The King as LeBron records another triple double

LeBron James had another good night against the 76ers.

# basketball - Tuesday 22 November, 2016

5-time NBA champion Rodman charged with driving the wrong way on a motorway

The former Chicago Bull was also charged with hit and run.

# basketball - Saturday 19 November, 2016

Warriors win sixth straight game as LeBron James sparks Cavs on his return

Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and Steph Curry helped Golden State past the Boston Celtics.

# basketball - Friday 18 November, 2016

US coach Strickland takes charge of Ireland senior men's basketball team

The former Neptunes player/coach has been appointed on a two-year contract.

# basketball - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

Cavs suffer first loss on night of upsets in Ohio NBA

Cavs suffer first loss on night of upsets in Ohio

The winning streak is over for LeBron James.

# basketball - Tuesday 8 November, 2016

Watch: Steph Curry sinks incredible 13 three-pointers to break NBA record He Got Game This post contains videos

Watch: Steph Curry sinks incredible 13 three-pointers to break NBA record

The Golden State Warriors star finished the game with 46 points, five rebounds and five assists

# basketball - Saturday 5 November, 2016

Warriors beaten again as Spurs' flying start continues NBA

Warriors beaten again as Spurs' flying start continues

The Los Angeles Lakers recorded a surprise win over the Golden State Warriors, while the San Antonio Spurs were victorious.

# basketball - Friday 4 November, 2016

Kevin Durant shows up big for the Warriors as Thunder rolled

KD dropped 39 points on his former team last night.

# basketball - Thursday 3 November, 2016

Aidan O'Shea is returning to basketball for the first time in 7 years

O’Shea will link up with ex-Mayo star Ronan McGarrity with the Sligo All-Stars.

# basketball - Monday 31 October, 2016

'I'm not easy to like on the pitch but I'm a bit of a softie underneath it all' Starry Boy This post contains videos

'I'm not easy to like on the pitch but I'm a bit of a softie underneath it all'

Kieran Donaghy sits down with The42 to discuss life off the pitch and how basketball has given him a new lease of life.

# basketball - Thursday 27 October, 2016

Who needs Kevin Durant as Thunder roll the 76ers

Russell Westbrook scored 32 points in their season opener on Wednesday night.

# basketball - Wednesday 26 October, 2016

The Undertaker was in the building as Cleveland opened their NBA title defence

The Dead Man was the Cavs’ guest of honour last night.

Golden State Warriors handed shock defeat on opening night of the NBA season

Meanwhile, LeBron James inspired the Cleveland Cavaliers to victory over the New York Knicks.

# basketball - Tuesday 25 October, 2016

7 talking points ahead of tonight's return of the NBA

Can the Cavs repeat last season’s heroics? Will the Warriors make their dominance count this time?

# basketball - Monday 24 October, 2016

Templeogue's Lorcan Murphy puts down tasty reverse dunk against UCC Murphy's Law This post contains videos

# basketball - Saturday 24 September, 2016

Kevin Garnett says 'farewell' after 21 seasons in the NBA

NBA great Kevin Garnett is set to retire after 21 seasons.

# 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.