Basketball

Celtics turn tables on Pistons, Oladipo shines

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — The Boston Celtics notched a satisfying win in Detroit on Sunday, handing the slumping Pistons their sixth-straight NBA defeat just two weeks after losing to them in Boston. Read More

Herbert Morrison, CC lead in ISSA Western Conference basketball
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Defending champions Herbert Morrison Technical High School in the Under-19 section and Cornwall College in the Under-16 section are the leaders in their respective age groups, as the ISSA Western Conference basketball competitions break until after the...... Read More

Pacers halt Cavs win streak, Durant rises again
LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Victor Oladipo tallied 33 points as Indiana Pacers snapped Cleveland Cavaliers' NBA-leading 13-game win streak with a 106-102 victory yesterday.... Read More

Durant powers Warriors, James dominates Kings
LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Kevin Durant finished with 35 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for his ninth career triple double on Wednesday night as the under-manned Golden State Warriors defeated the Charlotte Hornets 101-87.... Read More

Westbrook triple-double as Thunder down Jazz

Thursday, December, 7 2017    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) – Russell Westbrook bagged a second consecutive triple-double as the Oklahoma City Thunder staged a late rally to sink the Utah Jazz on Tuesday night. Read More

James fires Cavs to 11th-straight victory

Monday, December, 4 2017    

LOS Angeles, USA (AFP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers stretched their NBA winning streak to 11 games Saturday as LeBron James poured it on in the fourth quarter to keep the depleted but desperate Memphis Grizzlies at bay. Read More

ISSA Western Conference basketball semis taking shape

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Sunday, December, 3 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The semi-final pairings in the ISSA Western Conference basketball competition are taking shape, as the regular season draws to a close with a handful of rescheduled games still to be played. Read More

James leads Cavs to 10th-straight, Irving sparks Celtics

Saturday, December, 2 2017    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — LeBron James conjured a double-double and a defensive masterclass as the Cleveland Cavaliers notched a 10th-straight win on Thursday night, while Kyrie Irving got Boston back in the groove with a 36-point display. Read More

Warriors outlast Lakers in overtime, Rockets and Spurs win

Friday, December, 1 2017    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Stephen Curry scored 13 of his 28 points in overtime as the NBA champion Golden State Warriors edged the Lakers 127-123 in Los Angeles on Wednesday night. Read More

Here for the long haul

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Friday, December, 1 2017    

ROSE HALL, St James — After this year's 'test run', next year's staging of the Jamaica Classic Men's NCAA Division One basketball event is expected to be significantly improved on almost every level, says the chief organiser. Read More

Cornwall College inch closer to basketball semis

Friday, December, 1 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Cornwall College should secure their places in the semi-finals of the ISSA Western Conference boys' basketball competition today when they host St James High and Spot Valley in a double-header at Cornwall College this afternoon. Read More

Streaking Cavs survive James's first career ejection

Thursday, November, 30 2017    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — LeBron James's first career ejection was just a blip in his Cleveland Cavaliers' ninth straight NBA victory on Tuesday — a 108-97 triumph over the Miami Heat. Read More

Pistons snap Celtics home winning streak

Wednesday, November, 29 2017    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Tobias Harris tallied 31 points as the Detroit Pistons halted the Boston Celtics' eight-game home win streak with a 118-108 victory, in a battle between the two top teams in the Eastern Conference on Monday night. Read More

Spot Valley overcome obstacles to beat York Castle in basketball

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Monday, November, 27 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Despite starting with just five players and having two foul out in the fourth quarter, Spot Valley High held on to beat York Castle High by four points, 57-53, in their ISSA Western Conference Under-19 basketball game played at the Montego Bay Cricket Club... Read More

Tourism boss buys into NCAA basketball tourney

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Sunday, November, 26 2017    

ROSE HALL, St James — Donny Dawson, the acting director of tourism at Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), has given a commitment to boosting the marketing of next year's staging of the Jamaica Classic Men's NCAA Division One basketball event, held at Montego Bay Convention Centre last... Read More



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