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#NBA

# nba - Monday 14 May, 2018

How a LeBron James assist played a key role Brazil's resurgence

The attitude of the basketball icon on the big stage is what the Brazil coach has attempted to instil in his squad.

LeBron has 'zero level of concern' after Cavs defeat

The Celtics dominated in Game 1.

# nba - Sunday 13 May, 2018

LeBron humbled as Celtics secure lead against Cavaliers in NBA playoff series opener

The Boston Celtics secured a 1-0 series lead at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts on Sunday.

# nba - Thursday 10 May, 2018

Celtics to meet LeBron's Cavs after series-clinching win over 76ers

The Boston Celtics beat the Philadelphia 76ers.

# nba - Wednesday 9 May, 2018

Curry-inspired Warriors and Rockets to face off in tasty West finals showdown

A place in the NBA finals is up for grabs.

# nba - Tuesday 8 May, 2018

Cavaliers sweep Raptors, 76ers stay alive

The Cleveland Cavaliers completed a sweep of the Toronto Raptors in the NBA playoffs.

# nba - Monday 7 May, 2018

Inspired Durant guides Warriors to 3-1 lead, while Rockets' defence dominates yet again NBA

Inspired Durant guides Warriors to 3-1 lead, while Rockets' defence dominates yet again

Kevin Durant led all scorers with 38 points as the Golden State Warriors topped the New Orleans Pelicans 118-92 on Sunday.

# nba - Sunday 6 May, 2018

Watch: LeBron James floats in buzzer-beating dagger as Cavs stun Raptors Wrap This post contains videos

Watch: LeBron James floats in buzzer-beating dagger as Cavs stun Raptors

In the other second round NBA playoff game Saturday, the Boston Celtics also took a commanding 3-0 series lead.

# nba - Saturday 5 May, 2018

Pelicans and Rockets dominate, make both series 2-1

Anthony Davis led the way as the New Orleans Pelicans responded against the Golden State Warriors while Steph Curry never got going.

# nba - Friday 4 May, 2018

LeBron not claiming 'mental edge' over Raptors despite stunning game two display

LeBron James is again closing in on eliminating the Toronto Raptors but would not comment on claims he has a mental edge over them.

# nba - Thursday 3 May, 2018

Game on! Mitchell dunks his own rebound as Jazz level series with #1 seed Rockets Hoops This post contains videos

Game on! Mitchell dunks his own rebound as Jazz level series with #1 seed Rockets

The Western Conference semi is tied at a game apiece.

# nba - Wednesday 2 May, 2018

Cavs player gets into altercation with rapper Drake, igniting one of the NBA's oddest rivalries Worst Behaviour This post contains videos

Cavs player gets into altercation with rapper Drake, igniting one of the NBA's oddest rivalries

Cleveland Cavaliers center Kendrick Perkins and rap artist Drake exchanged verbals during and after last night’s encounter.

LeBron's 'worst' still too much for Toronto as Steph Curry's return inspires Warriors

The Cavs beat the Raptors, while Golden State Warriors saw off the Pelicans.

# nba - Tuesday 1 May, 2018

Rozier stars as Celtics ease past 76ers in game one

The Boston Celtics drew first blood against the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday despite playing without Jaylen Brown and Kyrie Irving.

# nba - Monday 30 April, 2018

'I'm burnt right now': LeBron wants rest after Cavs' Game 7 win over Pacers King James This post contains videos

'I'm burnt right now': LeBron wants rest after Cavs' Game 7 win over Pacers

Meanwhile last night, James Harden scored 41 points as the Houston Rockets romped past the Utah Jazz.

# nba - Sunday 29 April, 2018

Celtics ease past Bucks in NBA playoffs after Game 7 win Eastern Conference This post contains videos

Celtics ease past Bucks in NBA playoffs after Game 7 win

Meanwhile, the Golden State Warriors overcame the New Orleans Pelicans in the opening game of their second round series.

# nba - Saturday 28 April, 2018

Westbrook blasts 'disrespectful, vulgar' fans after OKC crash out in Utah Too Jazzy This post contains videos

Westbrook blasts 'disrespectful, vulgar' fans after OKC crash out in Utah

LeBron James, meanwhile, is heading for a game-seven fixture in the first round for the very first time.

# nba - Friday 27 April, 2018

Bucks shipping out to Boston for game seven thanks to 31 points from Giannis Up The Ante This post contains videos

Bucks shipping out to Boston for game seven thanks to 31 points from Giannis

The ‘Greek Freak’ was back in brilliant form to tie up the playoff series at three games apiece.

NBA confirms LeBron's big block on Oladipo was illegal goaltending

The Cavs should have retained the ball with 27.6 seconds to go.

# nba - Thursday 26 April, 2018

Watch: LeBron pulls off game-saving block and epic buzzer-beater to lift Cavs King James This post contains videos

Watch: LeBron pulls off game-saving block and epic buzzer-beater to lift Cavs

LeBron James hit 44 points to cap a classic performance.

# nba - Wednesday 25 April, 2018

Durant drops 25 as Warriors send Spurs packing, while Sixers take next step in 'The Process' Trust The Process This post contains videos

Durant drops 25 as Warriors send Spurs packing, while Sixers take next step in 'The Process'

Catch up with all last night’s NBA playoff action right here.

# nba - Tuesday 24 April, 2018

Spurs coach Popovich will miss Game 5 against Warriors, as Rockets and Jazz win again NBA

Spurs coach Popovich will miss Game 5 against Warriors, as Rockets and Jazz win again

James Harden hit new heights last night in Houston’s win over the Timberwolves.

# nba - Monday 23 April, 2018

Bucks beat Celtics, LeBron leads Cavs as NBA playoffs get tied up

Reigning champions the Golden State Warriors were unable to complete a clean sweep against the Spurs as Gregg Popovich’s team pulled one back in his absence.

# nba - Saturday 21 April, 2018

Cavs squander 17-point half-time lead to suffer defeat in game three of play-off series NBA

Cavs squander 17-point half-time lead to suffer defeat in game three of play-off series

The result gives the Indiana Pacers a 2-1 lead in the first round clash.

# nba - Friday 20 April, 2018

Warriors, Pelicans claim 3-0 leads as Embiid inspires 76ers

The Golden State Warriors and New Orleans Pelicans hold 3-0 leads in the west, while the Philadelphia 76ers are up 2-1 in the east.

# nba - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

Eastern favourites flex their muscles as Pelicans turn up the heat in Portland

All three NBA playoff games last night saw teams move to 2-0.

# nba - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

Dwayne Wade says Sixers fans can 'thank Kevin Hart' as unbeaten run ends

Wade put up a record-breaking points total to bring the Heat level in their series with Philly.

Wade rolls back the years as Miami snap Philadelphia's 17-game winning streak Father Prime This post contains videos

Wade rolls back the years as Miami snap Philadelphia's 17-game winning streak

Elsewhere in the NBA playofffs last night, Klay Thompson dropped 30 points to guide the Warriors to victory over San Antonio.

# nba - Monday 16 April, 2018

Pacers snap James' playoff streak - 'I'm the last guy to ask about what I’m gonna be like the next couple days'

James had not dropped a first-round play-off game since the New York Knicks beat Miami in the fourth game of the 2012 opening round.

# nba - Sunday 15 April, 2018

Popovich says Spurs 'looked like a deer in headlights' in loss to Warriors NBA

Popovich says Spurs 'looked like a deer in headlights' in loss to Warriors

Gregg Popovich was far from impressed with the San Antonio’s 113-92 playoff loss to Golden State on Saturday.

No Curry, no problem as Warriors rout Spurs on opening night of NBA playoffs NBA This post contains videos

No Curry, no problem as Warriors rout Spurs on opening night of NBA playoffs

Meanwhile the Toronto Raptors overcame the Washington Wizards in their playoff opener on Saturday.

# nba - Saturday 14 April, 2018

Can the Cavs and Warriors flip the switch? Your NBA round one preview

There are lots of questions going into this weekend’s action.

# nba - Thursday 12 April, 2018

After overtime drama, the NBA playoff bracket is now set

The NBA playoff field is now set after last night’s results.

Westbrook becomes first NBA player to average triple-double in back-to-back seasons

Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook completed the memorable feat against the Memphis Grizzlies last night.

# nba - Wednesday 11 April, 2018

Andre Ingram, 32, earns 'MVP' chants on NBA debut after 10 years spent in minor league Something In My Eye This post contains videos

Andre Ingram, 32, earns 'MVP' chants on NBA debut after 10 years spent in minor league

As LL Cool J said of Andre Ingram: “Dreams don’t have deadlines.”

Brilliant blocks ought to be celebrated... except when they lead to a wide open shot Half Measure This post contains videos

Brilliant blocks ought to be celebrated... except when they lead to a wide open shot

That’s the thing about defending, you have to keep doing it.

The Sixers make it 15 wins in a row but the Warriors take a 'good' 40-point loss

The high-flying Utah Jazz crushed the Golden State Warriors to boost their chances of finishing third in the Western Conference.

# nba - Tuesday 10 April, 2018

Spurs, Thunder and Pelicans secure NBA playoff spots as Westbrook posts another triple-double

Russell Westbrook needs 16 rebounds in his final game to average a triple-double for the season.

# nba - Wednesday 4 April, 2018

Westbrook outscores Durant in latest duel, but can't stop Warriors winning One-man Show This post contains videos

Westbrook outscores Durant in latest duel, but can't stop Warriors winning

Meanwhile, LeBron James overtook Kobe Bryant to set another milestone as the Cavs issued a statement performance to the Raptors.

# nba - Sunday 1 April, 2018

Wall back in business as the Wizards book NBA playoff spot

Elsewhere, the Heat were made to wait to guarantee their post-season plans while the Raptors were beaten by the Celtics.