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# nba - Monday 12 October, 2020

LeBron’s Los Angeles Lakers defeat Miami Heat to snatch NBA title

The team’s leader scored a triple-double and was named Finals MVP.

# nba - 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.

# nba - 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.

# nba - 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.

# nba - 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.

# nba - Monday 28 September, 2020

Miami Heat power into NBA finals with win over Boston Celtics

The Celtics lost the Eastern Conference final for the third time in four years.

# nba - 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.

# nba - Saturday 26 September, 2020

Boston Celtics keep season alive with victory over Miami Heat

“We know what’s at stake: We lose and go home,” Boston’s Jayson Tatum said after the game.

# nba - Friday 25 September, 2020

Lakers overcome Murray magic to take 3-1 lead Western Finals This post contains videos

Lakers overcome Murray magic to take 3-1 lead

The Canadian posted 32 points for the Nuggets, but the Lakers maintained a comfortable lead.

# nba - Thursday 24 September, 2020

Herro scores 37 as Heat hold off Celtics for 3-1 lead

The win moved them to within one victory of an NBA finals berth which they will try to secure in game five on Friday.

# nba - 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.

# nba - 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.

# nba - Monday 21 September, 2020

Anthony Davis lifts Lakers to 2-0 lead with buzzer-beating three

A shot on the hooter from Davis gave LA a 105-103 win over the Denver Nuggets.

# nba - 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.

# nba - Saturday 19 September, 2020

Los Angeles Lakers beat Denver Nuggets to take 1-0 series lead

The Lakers started quickly in the Western Conference final.

# nba - 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.

# nba - Sunday 13 September, 2020

Nuggets rally past Clippers to level NBA playoff series

Denver’s 111-98 win sets up a winner-take-all game seven on Tuesday.

LeBron leads Lakers to Western Conference finals with rout of Rockets

James recorded 29 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists, while Anthony Davies chipped in with 13 points and 11 rebounds.

# nba - Friday 11 September, 2020

Rockets defused as Davis leads Lakers to 3-1 lead NBA This post contains videos

Rockets defused as Davis leads Lakers to 3-1 lead

The Lakers kept James Harden to just 2 from 11 three-point attempts.

# nba - Thursday 10 September, 2020

Kyle Lowry gets ‘tough’ as Toronto Raptors level series with Boston Celtics

The Los Angeles Clippers are also just one win away from their conference finals after they defeated the Denver Nuggets 96-85.

# nba - 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.

# nba - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

Boston Celtics close on conference finals with trouncing of Toronto Raptors

The Los Angeles Clippers also restored their series lead with victory over the Denver Nuggets in the night’s other game.

# nba - Monday 7 September, 2020

Bucks lose Giannis to injury but stay alive in NBA playoffs

Elsewhere, the LA Lakers levelled their series with the Houston Rockets.

# nba - Sunday 6 September, 2020

Jokic drives Nuggets to tie series with Clippers, Raptors strike back again NBA This post contains videos

Jokic drives Nuggets to tie series with Clippers, Raptors strike back again

Both series are delicately poised.

# nba - 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.

# nba - Friday 4 September, 2020

OG Anunoby hit late three-pointer as Raptors close gap on Boston

Defending champions Toronto are back in the series after victory.

# nba - Thursday 3 September, 2020

James Harden and Russell Westbrook help Houston seal series against Oklahoma

There was late drama in Orlando for a second successive night.

# nba - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

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

The Nuggets go on to face the Clippers.

# nba - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

Late blitz as OKC force Houston Rockets to Game 7

Elsewhere, the Heat upset the Bucks.

# nba - Monday 31 August, 2020

Celtics rout Raptors in NBA series opener, Clippers advance past Mavs Wrap This post contains videos

Celtics rout Raptors in NBA series opener, Clippers advance past Mavs

Action from tonight’s NBA playoffs.

# nba - Sunday 30 August, 2020

Lakers advance to Western Conference semi-finals as playoffs resume following player boycott

Many players arrived at the arenas wearing Black Lives Matter slogans on their t-shirts.

# nba - Friday 28 August, 2020

NBA playoffs to resume on Saturday after boycott as league vows more social support

Several games were postponed following the shooting of unarmed African-American Jacob Blake by a police officer.

# nba - Thursday 27 August, 2020

NBA postpones another round of games, eyes Friday restart

Donald Trump, meanwhile, says he doesn’t know much about the protest and criticised the league’s TV ratings.

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Explainer: How a US shooting sparked mass protests and sports teams walking out on matches

Jacob Blake was shot seven times by a police officer in Wisconsin on Sunday.

Lakers, Clippers vote to abandon NBA season - reports

The meeting followed the Milwaukee Bucks’ boycott of their first round playoff game against the Orlando Magic.

# nba - 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.

# nba - 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.

# nba - Monday 24 August, 2020

Reigning MVP stars as Bucks hold off Magic for 3-1 NBA series lead

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 31 points and Khris Middleton added 18 of his 21 in the fourth quarter.

Toronto Raptors power into semi-finals to set up Boston Celtics clash

The Mavs’ Luka Doncic nailed a three-pointer on the final buzzer to level their series with the Clippers, meanwhile.

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