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# basketball - Saturday 10 October, 2020

Butler puts the brakes on LA Lakers' bid for record-equalling 17th NBA title

The Lakers still lead Miami Heat 3-2 in the series and can secure the title with a game-six victory on Sunday.

# basketball - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

LeBron and Lakers on the brink of NBA title after six-point win over Miami

Anthony Davis and LeBron James combined for 50 points as the Lakers took a 3-1 series lead.

# basketball - Monday 5 October, 2020

Jimmy Butler carries Miami Heat to 11-point win over LA Lakers

The Heat secured their first win of the NBA Finals series.

# basketball - Thursday 1 October, 2020

Lakers power past Heat in NBA Finals opener

After a 10-year absence from the championship series, the Lakers returned with a vengeance.

# basketball - Sunday 27 September, 2020

LeBron's triple-double leads the Lakers to their first NBA Finals in a decade

They’ll meet the winner of the Eastern Conference decider between Miami Heat and Boston Celtics.

# basketball - Wednesday 23 September, 2020

Nuggets comeback starts early as Murray leads them to Game 3 win

The LA Lakers’ series lead is cut to 2-1 with game four on Thursday.

# basketball - Tuesday 22 September, 2020

Michael Jordan buys NASCAR team, Bubba Wallace to be driver

The former basketball star also owns the Charlotte Hornets NBA team.

# basketball - Sunday 20 September, 2020

Heated locker-room exchange inspires Boston Celtics revival against Miami Heat

The Celtics avoided falling into an 0-3 hole from which no team has rallied to win a best-of-seven series.

# basketball - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

Denver trump Clippers in Game 7 to clinch place in Western Conference finals

The Nuggets will face the Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference finals.

# basketball - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

Miami Heat blaze on after sending injury-hit Milwaukee Bucks home

LeBron James helped the Los Angeles Lakers to a 2-1 series lead over the Houston Rockets.

# basketball - Saturday 5 September, 2020

Bucks on the brink as Miami move one win away from NBA Playoffs upset

Milwaukee had the best regular-season record but are on the verge of playoff exit.

# basketball - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

Nuggets edge past Jazz in Game 7 to book conference semi spot

The Nuggets go on to face the Clippers.

# basketball - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

Late blitz as OKC force Houston Rockets to Game 7

Elsewhere, the Heat upset the Bucks.

# basketball - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

NBA postpone playoff games as players stage boycott in protest at police shooting

The Milwaukee Bucks did not show up on court for tonight’s game in protest at the shooting of unarmed African-American Jacob Blake in Wisconsin on Sunday.

Denver Nuggets rally to avoid elimination against Utah Jazz

The Colorado side fought back from a 63-54 deficit at half time to win by 10 and now trail 3-2 in the seven-game series.

# basketball - Tuesday 25 August, 2020

LeBron's Lakers steamroll Blazers, Heat close out Pacers

The Lakers wore special black and yellow-trimmed “Black Mamba” jerseys to remember former Laker great Kobe Bryant who died in a helicopter crash seven months ago.

# basketball - Sunday 23 August, 2020

LeBron James closes in on NBA play-off record as Lakers take the lead

He finished with 38 points to help his side get the better of the Portland Trail Blazers.

# basketball - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

Upsets aplenty as top seeds Lakers and Bucks stunned in NBA playoff openers Wrap This post contains videos

Upsets aplenty as top seeds Lakers and Bucks stunned in NBA playoff openers

Wins for the Portland Trail Blazers and Orlando Magic, as the Houston Rockets and Miami Heat were also victorious.

# basketball - Friday 14 August, 2020

Portland Trail Blazers sneak into post-season with one-point victory

The Brooklyn Nets missed a jumper at the death which would have given them the win.

# basketball - Sunday 9 August, 2020

Warren and Pacers hand Lakers another loss as NBA playoffs loom

It was another busy night in the bubble.

# basketball - Monday 3 August, 2020

Westbrook fires Rockets to win over Bucks, Boston see off Portland fightback NBA This post contains videos

Westbrook fires Rockets to win over Bucks, Boston see off Portland fightback

Jaylen Brown and Gordon Hayward delivered at crucial moments for the Celtics after the Trailblazers stormed back.

# basketball - Monday 13 July, 2020

James among NBA stars supporting under-fire ESPN reporter

ESPN reporter Adrian Wojnarowski has reportedly been suspended for a vulgar response to an email from a US senator.

# basketball - Friday 26 June, 2020

16 NBA players have tested positive for Covid-19

The 2019-20 season is due to resume in a “bubble” quarantine setting next month.

# basketball - Monday 25 May, 2020

NBA great Patrick Ewing released from hospital

The New York Knicks legend is recovering from Covid-19.

# basketball - Tuesday 19 May, 2020

Quiz: How well do you remember 90s NBA?

Take a trip down memory lane as we test your knowledge.

'Maybe I suppressed a laugh that it took 30 years for Jordan to say, 'Ok, I was a jerk, but who cares?'

Sam Smith, author of the controversial Jordan Rules, is our guest on this week’s Behind the Lines.

# basketball - Tuesday 5 May, 2020

TV Wrap - In The Last Dance, Jordan's political silence is another emblem of the 1990s

Were he playing the game today, Jordan might not be afforded the chance to stay silent and say that “Republicans buy sneakers too”.

# basketball - Wednesday 22 April, 2020

Quiz: How well do you know the career of Michael Jordan?

Jordan’s career is the focus of the eagerly-awaited ‘The Last Dance’ series that landed this week.

# basketball - Saturday 4 April, 2020

Lakers great Kobe Bryant posthumously inducted into Hall of Fame

‘We wish he was here with us to celebrate, but it’s definitely the peak of his NBA career,’ his wife Vanessa said.

# basketball - Friday 20 March, 2020

Celtics star Smart and two LA Lakers test positive for Covid-19

Marcus Smart revealed his diagnosis via social media.

# basketball - Saturday 14 March, 2020

Mavericks and Suns go ahead with postponed NBA match - on e-sports stream Shutdown This post contains videos

Mavericks and Suns go ahead with postponed NBA match - on e-sports stream

Is this the immediate future of sports?

# basketball - Friday 13 March, 2020

NBA stars chip in with $100,000 each for support staff at their respective teams' home venues

Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kevin Love have come up big for staff at the Bucks and Cavs’ home arenas amid the suspension of the NBA season.

NBA season won't resume for 'at least' 30 days - Commissioner

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver revealed he expected the season not to resume for at least a month.

# basketball - Thursday 12 March, 2020

NBA suspended after Utah Jazz player tests positive for coronavirus

The NBA became the latest major sporting league to take measures to curb the spread of the virus as it called a halt to action.

# basketball - Wednesday 11 March, 2020

Basketball Ireland suspend all playing activity until further notice

‘We realise that there will be major disappointment’, the organisation said in a statement, as it put all competitions on hold indefinitely.

Nets stun LeBron's Lakers as Celtics clinch playoffs spot NBA This post contains videos

Nets stun LeBron's Lakers as Celtics clinch playoffs spot

Tuesday saw the Los Angeles Lakers fall as the Los Angeles Clippers, Houston Rockets and Boston Celtics won.

# basketball - Tuesday 10 March, 2020

Nuggets hand Giannis-less Bucks third straight loss, Raptors roar

The slumping Milwaukee Bucks lost again, while defending champions the Toronto Raptors topped the Utah Jazz on Monday.

# basketball - Saturday 7 March, 2020

LeBron James becomes third player in NBA history to score 34,000 points

The LA Lakers star improved his career points haul against the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday.

# basketball - Friday 6 March, 2020

Steph Curry drops 23 points on comeback from four-month injury lay-off NBA This post contains videos

Steph Curry drops 23 points on comeback from four-month injury lay-off

The Golden State Warriors were beaten by the Toronto Raptors on Curry’s return.

# basketball - Tuesday 3 March, 2020

Miami magic downs Giannis' high-flying Bucks, Harden excels but Rockets fall to shock defeat Heating Up This post contains videos

Miami magic downs Giannis' high-flying Bucks, Harden excels but Rockets fall to shock defeat

Heat locked down Giannis, while RJ Barrett led the New York Knicks past Houston.

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