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Antetokounmpo, Bucks exact revenge vs Cavaliers

Mar 25, 2019 - 10:48 AM

The MVP candidate shines on both ends as Milwaukee claims its 55th win of the season

GREEK FREAK. Giannis Antetokounmpo provides another MVP-worthy performance for the Milwaukee Bucks. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)


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Mar 24, 2019 - 10:34 PM

Luka Doncic boosts his bid for Rookie of the Year by leading the Mavericks to a surprising romp of reigning two-time NBA champion Warriors

FILLING IT UP. Luka Doncic (center) notches his 6th triple-double of the season. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)


Filipino NBA 2K star marvels at esports' future

Mar 24, 2019 - 8:20 PM

Just like in real play, Rial Polog – the first Filipino to become draft eligible for the NBA 2K League – says defense wins championships

BIG DREAMS. Rial Polog dreams of becoming – or seeing – the first Filipino in the NBA 2K League. Photo from Playbook eSports


Hornets, Hawks shock heavyweights

Mar 24, 2019 - 3:05 PM

The Hornets stage a 30-5 closeout to stun the Celtics while the Hawks escape the Sixers on rookie Trae Young's game-winner

GAME HERO. Rookie Trae Young caps a 32-point performance with a game-winning floater. Photo from NBA Twitter

Mavericks whip Curry-less Warriors by 35 points

Mar 24, 2019 - 1:58 PM

Luka Doncic drops a triple-double as the Mavs deal the Warriors their worst loss of the season

OVERPOWERED. Luka Doncic posts his sixth triple-double of the season in the Mavs’ surprise 35-point whipping of DeMarcus Cousins and the Warriors. Photo from NBA Twitter

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Mar 23, 2019 - 11:00 PM

James Harden records another NBA milestone as LeBron James sees his personal playoff streak end

CONTRAST. James Harden (left) relishes a memorable night with the Rockets while LeBron James absorbs a big blow in his debut season with the Lakers. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Is The King's crown slipping?

Mar 23, 2019 - 3:51 PM

LeBron James looks ahead after his Tinseltown debut with the Lakers ends without a playoff berth

LOOKING FORWARD. LeBron James says the Lakers still have an opportunity to get better ‘from a personnel standpoint.’ Photo from Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Lakers out: LeBron misses playoffs for 1st time since 2005

Mar 23, 2019 - 1:48 PM

(UPDATED) LeBron James and the Lakers bow to the Nets as Los Angeles misses the playoffs for the sixth straight season

FAILURE. LeBron James misses the playoffs for the first time since 2005. File photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Thunder rip Raptors to get payback for OT loss

Mar 23, 2019 - 1:14 PM

Behind Paul George and Russell Westbrook, the Thunder avenge Wednesday's loss to the Raptors to snap a four-game skid

TRIP-DUB MACHINE. Russell Westbrook tallies his 28th triple-double of the season. Photo from Oklahoma City Thunder Twitter

Harden equals career-high 61 in Rockets win over Spurs

Mar 23, 2019 - 12:41 PM

Reigning MVP James Harden erupts for 61 points to become only the fourth player with multiple 60-point games in a season

CAREER-HIGH. James Harden sizzles in another record-setting night. Photo from NBA Twitter

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Mar 23, 2019 - 11:15 AM

Check out Steph Curry and Ricky Rubio's slick moves and Kevin Durant's huge block

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Mar 22, 2019 - 9:33 PM

DeMarcus Cousins returns from injury and Kevin Durant puts aside a personal tragedy as the Warriors keep hold of the top spot in the Western Conference

Spurs honor 103-year-old Filipino guerrilla

Mar 22, 2019 - 4:03 PM

Born and raised in the Philippines, Liban Brillantes joined the US Army's 121st Infantry during World War 2

HONORED. Liban Brillantes is a San Antonio resident and an avid Spurs fan. Photo from San Antonio Spurs' Twitter account (@spurs)


Durant puts personal tragedy aside to power Warriors past Pacers

Mar 22, 2019 - 3:23 PM

Despite losing a close friend earlier in the day, Kevin Durant fires 15 points as all 5 Warriors starters finish in double figures

FOCUSED. Kevin Durant shows up in the game despite losing childhood friend Cliff Dixon early in the day. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Nuggets grind out victory over fading Wizards

Mar 22, 2019 - 1:30 PM

Playoff-bound Denver leans on a balanced charge as the Nuggets struggle to dispose of the Wizards

ON A ROLL. Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets still hold 2nd behind the defending champion Warriors in the Western Conference. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Kevin Durant’s 'adopted brother' shot, killed on his birthday

Mar 22, 2019 - 10:25 AM

Former Western Kentucky basketball player Cliff Dixon succumbs to multiple gunshot injuries

Kevin Durant. Photo from Twitter (@NBA)

NBA fines Boston's Smart $50,000 for shoving Embiid

Mar 22, 2019 - 9:48 AM

Celtics guard Marcus Smart gets slapped with a hefty fine for the third time this season

REPEAT OFFENDER. Marcus Smart figures in another altercation, this time with Sixers star Joel Embiid. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Timberwolves lose Derrick Rose for season

Mar 22, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Former MVP Derrick Rose, along with Jeff Teague and Robert Covington, have been ruled out due to injuries

MAJOR BLOW. Another injury sidelines Timberwolves star Derrick Rose. Photo from NBA Twitter

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Mar 21, 2019 - 10:01 PM

The Sixers pull off a comeback win over the Celtics in the showdown of Eastern contenders

BREAKTHROUGH. Kyrie Irving and the Celtics bow to the Sixers for the first time this season. Photo from NBA Twitter

Virtuoso Harden, Westbrook efforts go in vain

Mar 21, 2019 - 3:14 PM

James Harden erupts for 57 points and Russell Westbrook also scatters 42 points but both fail to lead their teams to victory

NOT ENOUGH. Russell Westbrook and Paul George deliver the numbers but fall short in leading the Thunder past the Raptors. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Sexton powers Cavs over Giannis-less Bucks

Mar 21, 2019 - 11:54 AM

Behind Collin Sexton and Jordan Clarkson, the Cavs upset a Bucks side playing minus MVP contender Giannis Antetokounmpo

TAKE CHARGE. Collin Sexton and the Cavs make the most out of a lucky break. Photo from NBA Twitter

Butler, Embiid star as Sixers rattle Celtics

Mar 21, 2019 - 11:27 AM

The Sixers stage a huge rally to seal their first win of the season against the Celtics

CLUTCH. Jimmy Butler (center) comes through the clutch as Joel Embiid (left) and JJ Redick also deliver the numbers for the Sixers.  Mitchell Leff/Getty Images/AFP

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Mar 21, 2019 - 11:02 AM

James Harden and Chris Paul put on a show for the Houston Rockets

DAZZLING DUO. Chris Paul and James Harden spice up the Rockets' dominant win over the Hawks. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

NBA-best Bucks lose Mirotic with broken left thumb

Mar 21, 2019 - 10:33 AM

The Bucks suffer another injury blow as Spanish forward Nikola Mirotic may be out for at least two weeks

KEY COG. Nikola Mirotic averages a career-high 15.6 points for the Bucks. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

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Mar 20, 2019 - 10:30 PM

Steph Curry goes on a scoring tear yet again as the defending champion Warriors rebound against the Timberwolves

STREAKY. Steph Curry’s late scoring surge fuels the Warriors past the Timberwolves. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Harden first in NBA history to drop 30 vs all 29 foes in same season

Mar 20, 2019 - 12:49 PM

The reigning MVP completes the feat with a 31-point outing in the Rockets' dominant win over the Hawks

HISTORY MADE. James Harden becomes the first player since Michael Jordan to score at least 30 points against all NBA teams. Photo from NBA Stats' Twitter account (@nbastats)


Antetokounmpo sits out but Bucks still trounce Lakers

Mar 20, 2019 - 11:58 AM

The Lakers continue to teeter on the brink of playoff elimination as they miss the services of LeBron James

SPLASH MOUNTAIN. Brook Lopez takes over the scoring cudgels from Giannis Antetokounmpo in the Bucks' win over the Lakers. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)


Curry sizzles late as Warriors drub Timberwolves

Mar 20, 2019 - 10:57 AM

The Warriors bounce back from an upset loss as Steph Curry erupts for 22 points in the 3rd quarter

ON FIRE. Steph Curry drains 8 triples in the Warriors’ game against the Timberwolves to record at least 300 triples in a season for the third time. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

Former NBA star pleads guilty in bribery scheme

Mar 20, 2019 - 10:17 AM

Chuck Person, the former Auburn University deputy who played in the NBA for 13 years, has been linked to corruption in college basketball

GUILTY. Former NBA player Chuck Person (center) may face up to 5 years in prison. Photo from Athletic Business

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Mar 20, 2019 - 9:19 AM

Steph Curry knocks in the longest shot of the NBA season

SNIPER. Steph Curry is just one of a handful NBA players who have hit multiple shots from at least 50 feet. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

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Mar 19, 2019 - 8:30 PM

Watch the San Antonio Spurs cruise to a ninth straight win over the Golden State Warriors, and more thrilling action

TEAMWORK. The San Antonio Spurs gain control over the Golden State Warriors. Photo from San Antonio Spurs Twitter

Spurs roll on at Warriors' expense as Nuggets clinch playoff spot

Mar 19, 2019 - 1:14 PM

The Spurs win their 11th consecutive home game and improve to 42-29 in the season

WINNING STREAK. The San Antonio Spurs continue their dominant winning streak at home. Photo from San Antonio Spurs Twitter

WATCH: Dirk Nowitzki passes Chamberlain on NBA scoring list

Mar 19, 2019 - 10:59 AM

40-year-old German Nowitzki hits the milestone in his 21st and possibly final season with the Dallas Mavericks

MILESTONE. Dirk Nowitzki moves up to No. 6 in the NBA's all-time scoring. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

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Mar 19, 2019 - 7:57 AM

Mario Hezonja pulls off a play of a lifetime by blocking LeBron James' potential game-winner

PLAY OF A LIFETIME. Mario Hezonja does not back out from the challenge and denies LeBron James. Photo from New York Knicks Twitter account (@nyknicks)


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Mar 18, 2019 - 8:29 PM

The Lakers' chances of reaching the playoffs continue to dwindle after a stunning loss to the Knicks

SUPER MARIO. Mario Hezonja denies LeBron James of a potential game-winner. Photo from Mario Hezonja's Twitter account (@mariohezonja)


Thunder star Westbrook hit with suspension

Mar 18, 2019 - 1:06 PM

The former MVP incurs his 16th technical foul, which automatically earns a suspension under NBA rules, after charging on Klay Thompson

SIDELINED. Russell Westbrook will miss one game for the Oklahoma City Thunder. File photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images/AFP


Lou Williams' game-winner lifts Clippers past Nets

Mar 18, 2019 - 12:46 PM

Los Angeles strengthens its hold of 8th place for the final playoff berth in the Western Conference

CLUTCH KILLER. Lou Williams hits a game-winner for the nth time in his NBA career. Photo from Twitter (@nbastats)


Sixers beat East-leading Bucks to clinch playoffs spot

Mar 18, 2019 - 12:10 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo outduels Joel Embiid in their individual matchup but Philadelphia takes one over Milwaukee in a battle of Eastern Conference giants

NO EARLY VACATIONS. Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers are playoff-bound again. Photo from Twitter (@NBA)


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Mar 17, 2019 - 6:56 PM

The Warriors claim the first playoff berth in the NBA Western Conference

LOCKED IN. The defending champion Warriors secure a playoff berth for the seventh straight season. Photo from Golden State Warriors Twitter

Kyrie Irving flirts with triple-double as Celtics stop Hawks

Mar 17, 2019 - 1:52 PM

After a rough stretch, the Celtics streak to their sixth win in 8 games

FOILED COMEBACK. Kyrie Irving and the Celtics halt Trae Young and the Hawks' late rally. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Still minus Durant, Warriors whip Thunder

Mar 17, 2019 - 12:07 PM

The Warriors advance to the playoffs for the seventh straight season after making quick work of the Thunder

CRUISING. Steph Curry and the usual suspects lift the Warriors to a 22-point drubbing of the Thunder. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: USA draws favorable group in FIBA World Cup

Mar 17, 2019 - 9:59 AM

A star-studded USA squad launches its World Cup title defense against Czech Republic, Japan and Turkey

HEAVY FAVORITES. LeBron James and Team USA shoot for a third straight World Cup crown. Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

LOOK: NBA players Gilas may face in FIBA World Cup

Mar 16, 2019 - 11:16 PM

Gilas coach Yeng Guiao and his crew have their work cut out for them as the Philippines shares Group D with NBA hotbed Serbia and Italy

BIG PROBLEMS. NBA players (from left) Marco Belinelli, Milos Teodosic, Boban Marjanovic and Nikola Jokic will pose problems for the Philippines should they see action in the 2019 FIBA World Cup. Photos from Shutterstock (Teodosic), Los Angeles Lakers' Facebook account (Marjanovic), Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP (Belinelli) and Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP (Jokic)


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Mar 16, 2019 - 9:57 PM

Houston's James Harden and Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo drop staggering numbers to power their teams to thrilling wins

NO LET-UP. Rockets superstar James Harden delivers another MVP performance. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Bucks storm back from 20 points down to beat Heat

Mar 16, 2019 - 2:51 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks flip the switch just in time against the Heat

BIG BUCKS. Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks bank on a huge second-half run. Photo from NBA Twitter

Harden drops incredible stat line to power Rockets over Suns

Mar 16, 2019 - 1:03 PM

Reigning MVP James Harden stuffs the stat sheet to help the Rocket escape the Suns

ALL AROUND. James Harden virtually does it all for the Rockets. Photo from NBA Twitter

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Mar 15, 2019 - 6:22 PM

The Lakers' playoff hopes continue to fade after another loss to the Raptors

FALLING APART. LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers struggle as the regular season enters the homestretch. Photo from Twitter (@NBA)


WATCH: LeBron backs Westbrook after fan row

Mar 15, 2019 - 3:05 PM

'I think in that situation, the fan was out of line with what he said to Russ,' says LeBron James

RESPECT. LeBron James says at the end of the day, it’s all about respect. Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

Jazz owner: 'We are not a racist community'

Mar 15, 2019 - 2:12 PM

Utah Jazz owner Gail Miller requests fans to show the 'highest standard of decency' after Thunder star Russell Westbrook got subjected to racial abuse

NO REPEAT. Utah makes sure the incident involving Thunder star Russell Westbrook and a Jazz fan won't happen again. Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images/AFP

Pacers overcome Westbrook's triple-double to edge Thunder

Mar 15, 2019 - 12:26 PM

Wesley Matthews buries the game-winner as the Pacers rally to escape the Thunder

SPOILER. The Pacers spoil Russell Westbrook’s triple-double outburst. Photo from NBA Twitter