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# basketball - Sunday 22 August, 2021

Pacquiao for president, Cork hurling happiness and the rest of the week's best sportswriting
# Good Reads
# Good Reads

Pacquiao for president, Cork hurling happiness and the rest of the week's best sportswriting

Aug 22nd 2021, 8:30 AM 3,870 Views 0 Comments

Enjoy some our favourite reads from the last week.

# basketball - Monday 16 August, 2021

Basketball's '21/22 National League season to finally begin in October
# Green Light
# Green Light

Basketball's '21/22 National League season to finally begin in October

Aug 16th 2021, 2:20 PM 2,591 Views 0 Comments

Senior Super League and Division One clubs will be allowed to resume collective training from this day next week, 23 August.

# basketball - Sunday 15 August, 2021

Ireland win European Championship for Small Countries after victory over Malta
# Swish
# Swish

Ireland win European Championship for Small Countries after victory over Malta

Aug 15th 2021, 10:35 PM 16,813 Views 7 Comments

The result completes the double for head coach Mark Keenan, who won the 1994 Promotions Cup as Ireland captain.

# basketball - Tuesday 3 August, 2021

Curry to stay with Warriors as Carmelo joins LeBron: reports
# NBA
# NBA

Curry to stay with Warriors as Carmelo joins LeBron: reports

Aug 3rd 2021, 9:35 PM 5,107 Views 3 Comments

Curry will sign a four-year deal worth $215 million with the Warriors, his agent told ESPN.

# basketball - Sunday 25 July, 2021

USA lose first men's Olympic basketball game since 2004
# Upset
# Upset

USA lose first men's Olympic basketball game since 2004

Jul 25th 2021, 5:28 PM 13,344 Views 12 Comments

NBA All-Star Kevin Durant was held to just 10 points in the first-round game against France.

# basketball - Thursday 15 July, 2021

Bucks level NBA Finals series against Suns in Game 4 thriller
# Call It A Comeback
# Call It A Comeback

Bucks level NBA Finals series against Suns in Game 4 thriller

Jul 15th 2021, 7:56 AM 2,754 Views 0 Comments

Khris Middleton scored 40 points as the Bucks won 109-103.

# basketball - Wednesday 14 July, 2021

Basketball Ireland condemns 'disgraceful' online comments aimed at women's U20 side
# Online Abuse
# Online Abuse

Basketball Ireland condemns 'disgraceful' online comments aimed at women's U20 side

Jul 14th 2021, 12:28 PM 14,281 Views 5 Comments

‘Our players and coaching staff have dedicated a lot of time and effort to represent their country.’

# basketball - Friday 9 July, 2021

Devin Booker stars as the Suns blow away the Bucks in Game 2
# NBA Finals
# NBA Finals

Devin Booker stars as the Suns blow away the Bucks in Game 2

Jul 9th 2021, 8:12 AM 2,508 Views 0 Comments

Phoenix are two wins from the NBA title.

# basketball - Wednesday 7 July, 2021

Chris Paul shines as Phoenix Suns take Game 1 over Milwaukee Bucks
# NBA Finals
# NBA Finals

Chris Paul shines as Phoenix Suns take Game 1 over Milwaukee Bucks

Jul 7th 2021, 8:07 AM 2,305 Views 1 Comment

The Suns won 118-105 as they set after their first NBA title.

# basketball - Sunday 4 July, 2021

Milwaukee Bucks hold off Atlanta Hawks to clinch third NBA Finals appearance
# Eastern Promise
# Eastern Promise

Milwaukee Bucks hold off Atlanta Hawks to clinch third NBA Finals appearance

Jul 4th 2021, 9:28 AM 2,875 Views 0 Comments

The Bucks will return to the finals for the first time since 1974.

# basketball - Thursday 1 July, 2021

Mayo football star one of two uncapped players in Ireland basketball squad for Europeans
# Baller
# Baller

Mayo football star one of two uncapped players in Ireland basketball squad for Europeans

Jul 1st 2021, 12:08 PM 7,151 Views 1 Comment

Head coach James Weldon has named his 12-strong side, with some big names in there.

Phoenix Suns canter into NBA Finals with defeat of Los Angeles Clippers
# Phoenix Night
# Phoenix Night

Phoenix Suns canter into NBA Finals with defeat of Los Angeles Clippers

Jul 1st 2021, 8:46 AM 2,800 Views 2 Comments

The victors will face either the Milwaukee Bucks or Atlanta Hawks in the Finals.

# basketball - Tuesday 29 June, 2021

Los Angeles Clippers defeat Phoenix Suns in do-or-die NBA playoff game
# LA Night
# LA Night

Los Angeles Clippers defeat Phoenix Suns in do-or-die NBA playoff game

Jun 29th 2021, 8:53 AM 2,147 Views 0 Comments

The Suns had led the best-of-seven series 3-1.

# basketball - Sunday 27 June, 2021

Victory in LA leaves Phoenix Suns on brink of first NBA finals in 28 years
# Order Of The Phoenix
# Order Of The Phoenix

Victory in LA leaves Phoenix Suns on brink of first NBA finals in 28 years

Jun 27th 2021, 9:33 AM 2,864 Views 0 Comments

The Suns can finish the job with another win over the Clippers back in Phoenix on Monday.

# basketball - Wednesday 23 June, 2021

Suns break Clippers' hearts in Game 2 with last-second alley-oop
# Best In The West
# Best In The West

Suns break Clippers' hearts in Game 2 with last-second alley-oop

Jun 23rd 2021, 8:20 AM 2,222 Views 0 Comments

Phoenix open up 2-0 lead in Western Conference finals.

# basketball - Tuesday 22 June, 2021

Harlem Globetrotters want to join NBA as expansion franchise
# Hoop Dreams
# Hoop Dreams

Harlem Globetrotters want to join NBA as expansion franchise

Jun 22nd 2021, 9:22 PM 10,423 Views 9 Comments

There is speculation the NBA is considering adding a 31st team to the league.

# basketball - Monday 21 June, 2021

Booker's 40-point triple-double gives Suns edge over Clippers
# Best Of The West
# Best Of The West

Booker's 40-point triple-double gives Suns edge over Clippers

Jun 21st 2021, 1:02 AM 1,698 Views 0 Comments

The Suns beat the Clippers 120-114 in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals.

# basketball - Saturday 19 June, 2021

Clippers rally to oust top seeded Jazz, Sixers set stage for game 7
# NBA
# NBA

Clippers rally to oust top seeded Jazz, Sixers set stage for game 7

Jun 19th 2021, 9:36 AM 1,529 Views 3 Comments

The fourth seeded Clippers won their four straight match.

# basketball - Friday 18 June, 2021

Milwaukee Bucks force series decider after 104-89 victory over Brooklyn Nets
# Greek Freak
# Greek Freak

Milwaukee Bucks force series decider after 104-89 victory over Brooklyn Nets

Jun 18th 2021, 7:45 AM 1,952 Views 2 Comments

Khris Middleton and Giannis Antetokounmpo combined for 68 points at the Fiserv Forum.

# basketball - Thursday 17 June, 2021

Atlanta Hawks capitalise on 76ers collapse to edge ahead in series
# Ball Don't Lie
# Ball Don't Lie

Atlanta Hawks capitalise on 76ers collapse to edge ahead in series

Jun 17th 2021, 8:13 AM 1,739 Views 0 Comments

The Hawks outscored the Sixers 40-19 in the fourth quarter.

# basketball - Sunday 13 June, 2021

Kawhi Leonard and Paul George lead the way as Clippers revive playoff bid
# Too Jazzy
# Too Jazzy

Kawhi Leonard and Paul George lead the way as Clippers revive playoff bid

Jun 13th 2021, 9:18 AM 1,919 Views 0 Comments

A comprehensive win over Utah Jazz in game three.

# basketball - Saturday 12 June, 2021

Embiid scores 27 as Sixers roll over Hawks in front of 16,400 fans, Suns rout Nuggets
# NBA
# NBA

Embiid scores 27 as Sixers roll over Hawks in front of 16,400 fans, Suns rout Nuggets

Jun 12th 2021, 9:22 AM 1,446 Views 0 Comments

The Denver Nuggets are now facing elimination.

# basketball - Friday 11 June, 2021

Bucks hang on to beat Nets, Jazz down Clippers in NBA playoffs
# Wrap
# Wrap

Bucks hang on to beat Nets, Jazz down Clippers in NBA playoffs

Jun 11th 2021, 7:51 AM 1,863 Views 0 Comments

Khris Middleton scored 35 points and two-time NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo bagged 33 as the Bucks trimmed the deficit in the best-of-seven series to 2-1.

# basketball - Wednesday 9 June, 2021

Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic named runaway winner of 2021 NBA MVP
# The MVP
# The MVP

Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic named runaway winner of 2021 NBA MVP

Jun 9th 2021, 9:03 AM 3,438 Views 1 Comment

Serbian centre is the lowest draft pick ever to win the MVP award.

Donovan Mitchell leads Utah Jazz to victory in Game 1 thriller against LA Clippers
# Don Deal
# Don Deal

Donovan Mitchell leads Utah Jazz to victory in Game 1 thriller against LA Clippers

Jun 9th 2021, 8:17 AM 1,414 Views 0 Comments

The Jazz dug out a three-point win over their Western Conference rivals.

# basketball - Sunday 6 June, 2021

Brooklyn Nets defy early Harden exit to seize lead over Milwaukee Bucks
# Net Gains
# Net Gains

Brooklyn Nets defy early Harden exit to seize lead over Milwaukee Bucks

Jun 6th 2021, 9:28 AM 2,560 Views 0 Comments

Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant combined for 54 points in a 115-107 victory for the Nets.

# basketball - Saturday 5 June, 2021

Kawhi Leonard and Clippers force Mavericks series to Game 7 on Sunday
# LA Story
# LA Story

Kawhi Leonard and Clippers force Mavericks series to Game 7 on Sunday

Jun 5th 2021, 9:41 AM 1,960 Views 2 Comments

Leonard finished with 45 points and went five for nine from three.

# basketball - Wednesday 2 June, 2021

Dame Lillard delivered an all-time great NBA playoff performance - and the Blazers still lost
# Blaze Of Glory
# Blaze Of Glory

Dame Lillard delivered an all-time great NBA playoff performance - and the Blazers still lost

Jun 2nd 2021, 7:58 AM 3,590 Views 1 Comment

Lillard sent the game to overtime, and then to double-overtime, finishing with 55 points before the Nuggets prevailed.

# basketball - Monday 31 May, 2021

Brooklyn Nets close in on series win as Big Three breeze past Boston, fan arrested for throwing water bottle
# NBA Playoffs
# NBA Playoffs

Brooklyn Nets close in on series win as Big Three breeze past Boston, fan arrested for throwing water bottle

May 31st 2021, 8:08 AM 3,117 Views 5 Comments

Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden combined for 104 points.

# basketball - Thursday 27 May, 2021

Derrick Rose leads the way as New York Knicks win first play-off game since 2013
# New York State Of Mind
# New York State Of Mind

Derrick Rose leads the way as New York Knicks win first play-off game since 2013

May 27th 2021, 8:01 AM 2,452 Views 2 Comments

The Utah Jazz also levelled against the Memphis Grizzlies and the Philadelphia 76ers had a second straight victory over the Washington Wizards.

# basketball - Wednesday 26 May, 2021

Los Angeles Lakers rally late to level first-round series with Phoenix Suns
# LA Story
# LA Story

Los Angeles Lakers rally late to level first-round series with Phoenix Suns

May 26th 2021, 7:52 AM 2,871 Views 7 Comments

The Californians had to hold off their resurgent hosts in the second half.

# basketball - Monday 24 May, 2021

Devin Booker leads Phoenix Suns to victory over Los Angeles Lakers
# Hoops
# Hoops

Devin Booker leads Phoenix Suns to victory over Los Angeles Lakers

May 24th 2021, 8:54 AM 2,961 Views 1 Comment

There was late drama at Madison Square Garden as the Atlanta Hawks clinched a narrow win over the New York Knicks.

# basketball - Sunday 23 May, 2021

Last-gasp Middleton gives Bucks play-off advantage against the Heat
# Late Late Show
# Late Late Show

Last-gasp Middleton gives Bucks play-off advantage against the Heat

May 23rd 2021, 9:31 AM 2,279 Views 5 Comments

Milwaukee prevailed to draw first blood against Miami after a dramatic overtime finish.

# basketball - Sunday 16 May, 2021

Milwaukee Bucks edge closer to second seed in East with defeat of Miami Heat
# NBA
# NBA

Milwaukee Bucks edge closer to second seed in East with defeat of Miami Heat

May 16th 2021, 9:44 AM 1,427 Views 0 Comments

The Bucks, currently third in the East, could snatch second seeding if they beat the Chicago Bulls.

# basketball - Thursday 13 May, 2021

New York Knicks and Atlanta Hawks clinch places in NBA playoffs
# Playoff Picture
# Playoff Picture

New York Knicks and Atlanta Hawks clinch places in NBA playoffs

May 13th 2021, 8:28 AM 1,810 Views 0 Comments

The Lakers kept their hopes of a top-six spot alive with a narrow win over Houston.

# basketball - Tuesday 11 May, 2021

Russell Westbrook sets new triple-double record in Washington Wizards’ loss
# Westbrook In Record Books
# Westbrook In Record Books

Russell Westbrook sets new triple-double record in Washington Wizards’ loss

May 11th 2021, 7:41 AM 2,371 Views 1 Comment

Westbrook broke Oscar Robertson’s 47-year-old record despite a one-point defeat to the Atlanta Hawks.

# basketball - Monday 10 May, 2021

Anthony Davis leads LA Lakers to victory over Phoenix Suns
# Hoops
# Hoops

Anthony Davis leads LA Lakers to victory over Phoenix Suns

May 10th 2021, 7:56 AM 1,926 Views 0 Comments

Despite again missing LeBron James, the defending champions won 123-110 to boost their play-off prospects.

# basketball - Sunday 9 May, 2021

Brooklyn Nets rally from 21-point deficit to defeat the Denver Nuggets
# Business End
# Business End

Brooklyn Nets rally from 21-point deficit to defeat the Denver Nuggets

May 9th 2021, 10:10 AM 1,879 Views 0 Comments

A 16-point scoring spree from Blake Griffin sparked Brooklyn’s resurgence.

# basketball - Friday 7 May, 2021

Paul George leads from the front as Clippers beat Lakers in LA battle
# LA Story
# LA Story

Paul George leads from the front as Clippers beat Lakers in LA battle

May 7th 2021, 8:10 AM 1,714 Views 0 Comments

There were also wins for the Mavericks and Warriors.

# basketball - Tuesday 27 April, 2021

Phoenix Suns edge closer to top of West by snapping New York Knicks’ hot streak
# Suns Shine
# Suns Shine

Phoenix Suns edge closer to top of West by snapping New York Knicks’ hot streak

Apr 27th 2021, 8:39 AM 1,423 Views 0 Comments

Devin Booker scored 33 points as the Suns bounced back from successive defeats.

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