# Basketball

This month
March 2023
Suns win in Durant debut, Tatum powers Celtics
In Milwaukee, Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 31 points to lead the Bucks.
This year
# Basketball
25-year-old coach steers Galway's Maree to first-ever National Cup title
Maree ran out five-point winners against DBS Eanna at the National Basketball Arena.
LeBron James passes historic 38,000-point mark but Lakers lose again
James is now second only to fellow Laker Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s record.
# Ambition
The 19-year-old prodigy chasing basketball glory in USA and All-Ireland titles with Kerry
Paris McCarthy, who played in last year’s All-Ireland final with Kerry, is on a basketball scholarship at East Tennessee State University.
# Basketball
DBS Éanna and University of Galway Maree to contest Pat Duffy Cup final
Trinity Meteors and Killester will face off in the Paudie O’Connor decider.
Last year
Nike splits with NBA star Irving after anti-Semitism row
The tie-up, reportedly worth around $11 million to the athlete, was one of the largest in the sporting world.
# just short
Agony for Ireland after narrow defeat to Netherlands in EuroBasket 2023 Qualifiers
Ireland were leading for the majority of the tie but lost out by 59-56.
# brittney griner
US basketball star moved to penal colony following nine-year sentence for drug possession
A Russian court rejected an appeal against Griner’s nine-year sentence for drug possession last month.
# luka bloom
Doncic bags 41-point triple-double as Mavs edge Nets, Warriors rebound against Heat
The Slovenian became just the 10th player in NBA history with three or more 40-point triple-doubles.
# One of a Kind
NBA to honour legendary Bill Russell by retiring no.6 jersey across the league
The 11-time NBA champion and civil rights activist died last month aged 88 and will be the first player to receive such an honour from the league.
# Basketball
Russia is 'ready' to discuss US prisoner exchange - a day after basketball star sentencing
Brittney Griner was detained at a Moscow airport in February after she was found carrying vape cartridges with cannabis oil in her luggage.
# Profile
Multi-talented Galvin has squeezed in a whole other sporting life since Kerry's last All-Ireland appearance
The multi-talented star was part of the last Kerry squad to reach an All-Ireland final in 2012.
# Basketball
Swiss surge sees Ireland defeated in EuroBasket pre-qualifiers
The game was played in front of a sell-out crowd at the National Basketball Arena.
# golden boys
Warriors on brink of NBA Finals return as Curry, Wiggins sink Mavs
The Warriors can finish the job with a win in Dallas on Tuesday.
# brittney griner
Russia extends drug detention of US basketball star Griner
Griner, a two-time Olympic gold medallist and WNBA champion, was detained at Moscow airport in February.
# Hoops
Mavs drill 20 three-pointers to pull level with Suns, Sixers beat Heat
The Suns will try to regain the advantage when they host game five tomorrow.
# Hoop Dreams
'Huge news for basketball in Ireland' - All National League games to be live-streamed
Basketball Ireland has agreed a five-year deal with Joymo.
# brittney griner
US basketball star being wrongfully detained in Russia, say US officials
Brittney Griner was detained at a Moscow airport in February.
# Wrap
Hawks hold off Heat, Bucks thrash Bulls in NBA playoffs
Trae Young delivered the game-winner for Atlanta.
# Sun Down
Pelicans shock Suns in NBA playoffs while Heat, Grizzlies win
Pelicans level series against the Suns ahead of game three in New Orleans.
# game 1
Warriors take Curry's return while Jazz and Sixers also win NBA playoff openers
‘It was nice to just be out there with my guys,’ said Curry after Golden State’s Game 1 victory.
# Golden State of Mind
Steph Curry 'very optimistic' that he'll win fitness race for Warriors' playoff opener
The Warriors opener their series against Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets on Saturday.
# Out the door
LA Lakers sack head coach after failure to reach NBA playoffs
Frank Vogel has paid the price for a disappointing season.
# Wrap
LeBron-less Lakers out of NBA postseason contention after Suns rout
Los Angeles were officially eliminated from playoff contention after a seventh straight defeat.
# Wrap
Tralee Warriors complete double after Super League final win, terrific treble for Glanmire
There was plenty of silverware handed out at the National Basketball Arena today.
# dubious honour
LeBron James 'wins' Razzies for 'Space Jam' sequel
The sporting great was ‘rewarded’ for his acting turn in Warner Bros’ Looney Tunes/basketball film.
# Philly Special
James Harden shines on 76ers debut as Philadelphia rout Minnesota
The Sixers beat the Timberwolves 133-102 on Friday night.
# Unlucky
Gutsy Ireland fall narrowly short to Switzerland in Euro pre-qualifier
Mark Keenan’s side were within four points of their opponents towards the end but were overpowered in Fribourg.
# king james
LeBron James passes Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on NBA's all-time 'combined' scoring list
James needed 19 points last night to pass Abdul-Jabbar for most combined regular season and playoff points.
# Rebel Roar
Glanmire beat DCU to win eighth Paudie O’Connor Cup and first since 2018
Irish international Claire Melia starred as the Cork club were the big winners at the National Basketball Arena today.
# national final
Tralee Warriors beat Neptune to win first Pat Duffy Cup
Warriors’ Kieran Donaghy described their success as ‘right up there’ in terms of achievements during his glittering sporting career.
# The Kings And I
LeBron catches fire to lead late Lakers comeback against the Kings
The LA Lakers rallied from a late seven-point deficit to beat the Sacramento Kings 122-114.
Brown scores 50 points as Celtics rally to beat Magic
Elsewhere, LeBron James scored 26 points as the LA Lakers beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 108-103.
# Clutch
DeMar DeRozan nails buzzer-beater as Bulls win their sixth straight game
LeBron James scored 43 points as the LA Lakers beat Portland.
All time
# Wrap
Embiid powers 76ers past Nets on Durant's return, Covid outbreak postpones Warriors-Nuggets
Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green has criticised the 11th postponement of the NBA season.
# Upset
The story of the Irish duo that helped pull off a famous college basketball victory
How Michael Bree and Conor Grace contributed to Davidson College’s shock win over North Carolina in Chapel Hill.
Curry powers Warriors past Suns, Nets thwart Lakers
Giannis Antetokounmpo powering the Bucks to a win over the Celtics.
# Suns Come Up
LeBron injures ankle as Suns power past Lakers
The Suns improved the NBA’s best record to 25-5.
# Philly
Embiid sparkles in Sixers win while Morant return spoiled
It was a very impressive all-around performance from the Cameroonian big man.
# KD
Durant carries Covid-hit Nets to win over Sixers in NBA
The league’s leading scorer delivered a key four-point play with 1:46 remaining and the game tied.