Last week
19th March 2023 - 1st April 2023
Sixers into playoffs after Cavs down Nets; Celtics topple Kings
Cleveland’s victory ensured that third-placed Philadelphia became the latest team to advance.
Last month
March 2023
Bucks seal NBA play-off berth; Nuggets fall again
Late scoring burst by Milwaukee secures victory.
No Giannis, no problem as Bucks sink Orlando; Sixers down Wolves
Golden State slip to defeat against Oklahoma City Thunder.
# Punishment
NBA star Morant suspended after apparently displaying gun in nightclub video
The NBA has said they were investigating the case.
Suns win in Durant debut, Tatum powers Celtics
In Milwaukee, Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 31 points to lead the Bucks.
# Vanessa Bryant
LA County agrees €27m settlement with Kobe Bryant's widow after police shared crash photos
Kobe Bryant, teenage daughter Gianna, and seven others were killed when their helicopter crashed into a hillside near LA in January 2020.
This year
Lakers blow as injured James facing 'weeks' on sidelines: reports
The Lakers remain 12th in the Western Conference with a 29-32 record.
Phoenix Suns acquiring Kevin Durant in blockbuster trade from Brooklyn
The move follows days after Brooklyn traded Kyrie Irving to the Dallas Mavericks.
# Goat
LeBron James breaks NBA all-time points-scoring record
The LA Lakers star passed Abdul-Jabbar’s longstanding total against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
# Global Game
Celtics edge Warriors in Finals rematch, Bulls win in Paris
Boston’s eighth straight win, this one against the champions, pushed their league-leading record to 34-12.
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.
Last year
# like a fine wine
LeBron's season-high 47 points on 38th birthday spark Lakers to NBA win
‘I called it. I told them before the game. I had to make it happen.’
Dazzling Doncic's historic triple-double carries Mavs past Knicks
Slovenian became first player in NBA history with a triple-double featuring at least 60 points and 20 rebounds.
# Sidelined
Curry's return date unknown as Warriors confirm he suffered partial shoulder dislocation
ESPN reported on Thursday that the four-time NBA champion would miss ‘a few weeks’ with the injury.
# Goat
NBA renames MVP trophy after Chicago Bulls icon Michael Jordan
Jordan, a six-time NBA champion, won five MVPs in his 15-season career.
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.
# Sorry
NBA star apologises 'deeply' for post: 'I'm not anti-semitic'
Brooklyn Nets player Kyrie Irving made the comments in an interview with SportsNet New York.
# form
Celtics win 8th straight, while Warriors' away woes continue despite Curry's 50
It’s Golden State’s worst road start since they went 0-9 in 1989.
# courage
Australian basketballer Isaac Humphries comes out as gay
Former Atlanta Hawk is only openly gay man playing in a top-tier basketball competition.
# Round-Up
Hawks inflict first loss on Bucks, and Curry drops 47 points as he saves Warriors
The Bucks were looking to move to 10-0 but Hawks rookie A.J. Griffin had other ideas.
Bucks in seventh heaven, Cavs stun Celtics
The Lakers bagged their second victory of the season with an overtime win.
# 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.
Jokic posts triple double as Nuggets stun Warriors
Elsewhere, Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant erupted for 49 points.
# Zion
Pelicans pummel Nets to open NBA season, Suns beat Mavs
Zion Williamson played his first regular-season game in more than 17 months and scored 25 points.
Warriors thump Lakers in season opener, Celtics sink Sixers
Steph Curry scored 33 points as the Golden State Warriors launched the defense of their NBA crown.
LeBron's 18-year-old son Bronny signs Nike endorsement deal
No financial terms for the deals were revealed.
# good reads
Shambolic organisation at the Champions League final and more of the week's best sportswriting
A selection of pieces that caught our eye this week.
# orchestrator
Ex-NBA player Williams pleads guilty in $5m health fraud scheme involving 17 other players
Williams, who played for the New Jersey Nets and Houston Rockets, was charged in the elaborate fraud in October last year.
# pay rise
LeBron James' new €95.5 million contract makes him highest-earner in NBA history
The 37-year-old’s management agency, Klutch Sports Group, confirmed the two-year extension with Los Angeles Lakers.
# KD
Durant seeks trade from Brooklyn Nets - reports
The two-time NBA champion joined the Nets from the Golden State Warriors in 2019.
# Dubs
Golden State Warriors crowned NBA champions in six games over Boston Celtics
Steph Curry was at his dominant best for the Warriors, scoring an equal game-high 34 points on the back of six three pointers.
# One to go
Golden State Warriors on verge of fourth NBA title in eight years
The Warriors beat the Boston Celtics by 10 points to improve to 3-2 in the best-of-seven NBA Finals series.
# curry sauce
Curry's 43-point masterclass powers Golden State to win over Boston
The sides were meeting in game four of the NBA finals.
# The Gahden
Celtics outmuscle Warriors to take 2-1 NBA Finals lead
Boston move within two wins of a record 18th NBA crown.
# finals
Curry stars as Warriors down Celtics to level NBA Finals series
The series now moves to Boston with game three scheduled for Wednesday and game four on Friday.
# First blood
Celtics rally to beat Warriors in game one of NBA Finals
The Warriors have the chance to level the series in game two in San Francisco on Sunday.
# Take a Bow
Celtics beat Heat in game seven, face Warriors in NBA Finals
Boston captured the winner-takes-all matchup to claim the best-of-seven Eastern Conference finals 4-3.
# Decider
Butler's heroics power Heat over Celtics to force NBA game 7
Butler scored a career playoff high 47 points to force a winner-takes-all showdown.
# warriors
Thompson inspires as Golden State beat Dallas to reach sixth NBA Finals in eight years
The Warriors won the best-of-seven Western Conference finals 4-1 and will play either the Boston Celtics or Miami Heat in the finals.
# edging closer
Celtics beat Heat to reach brink of NBA Finals
Boston are one win away from a first finals appearance since 2010.