Basketball

Shorthanded Nuggets topple NBA-best Raptors

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Jamal Murray scored 15 points of his 19 points in the final quarter as the shorthanded Denver Nuggets rallied to beat the Toronto Raptors 95-86 Sunday in a battle between the league's East and West conference leaders. Read More

Warriors rally to beat Kings, Antetokounmpo dominates Cavaliers
LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant combined for 68 points as the Golden State Warriors rebounded from an embarrassing loss to the Toronto Raptors, two nights earlier, to beat the Sacramento Kings 130-125 on Friday.... Read More

Harden's 50-point triple-double propels Rockets
James Harden's monster 50-point triple-double powered the Houston Rockets to a 126-111 NBA victory over LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday.... Read More

Lowry, Ibaka power Raptors in lopsided win over Warriors
LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Kyle Lowry and Serge Ibaka combined for 43 points as the Toronto Raptors beat the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors at home for the first time in 14 years with a 113-93 victory on Wednesday.... Read More

James wins final duel with Wade as Lakers roll on

Wednesday, December, 12 2018    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — LeBron James won the final instalment of his long rivalry with Dwyane Wade on Monday, scoring 28 points as the Los Angeles Lakers held on for a 108-105 victory over the Miami Heat at Staples Centre. Read More

Second hardwood floor being contemplated for Jersey Mike Jamaica Classic

By Paul A Reid Observer writer | Monday, December, 10 2018    

ROSE HALL, St James — The addition of a second hardwood floor for next year's third staging of the Jersey Mike's Jamaica Classic men's NCAA basketball tournament could mean immediate benefit to Jamaican players as they would be able to use the court in local... Read More

Warriors cool off high-flying Bucks, Nets surprise Raptors

Sunday, December, 9 2018    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson combined for 40 points as the Golden State Warriors avenged a November loss to the Milwaukee Bucks with a 105-95 victory on Friday. Read More

Jazz beat Rockets to keep hot streak going

Saturday, December, 8 2018    

Los Angeles , United States (AFP) — Reserve Derrick Favors finished with 24 points and 10 rebounds as the Utah Jazz delivered another shooting night to remember with a 118-91 victory over the Houston Rockets on Thursday. Read More

Curry carries Warriors over Cavs, Thunder roar back

Friday, December, 7 2018    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Stephen Curry scored 42 points to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 129-105 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday in an NBA Finals rematch in name only. Read More

Turner stars as Pacer hand Bulls' Boyln losing start

Thursday, December, 6 2018    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Myles Turner scored 18 points as the Indiana Pacers handed Jim Boylen a losing start with the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday. Read More

Mavs topple Clippers, Lakers ease past Suns

Tuesday, December, 4 2018    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — The short-handed Dallas Mavericks denied the Los Angeles Clippers a fifth-straight NBA victory Sunday, dropping the Clippers from first place in the Western Conference with a 114-110 win. Read More

Jamaica Classic wants to lure the best, but...

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Monday, December, 3 2018    

ROSE HALL, St James – After facing scepticism in their first staging of the Jamaica Classic men's NCAA basketball tournament at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in 2017, organisers could soon have to reject teams as the event is no longer a secret. Read More

Pistons beat Warriors to win fifth-straight, Raptors roll on

Monday, December, 3 2018    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Blake Griffin scored 26 points as the Detroit Pistons spoiled the return of Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry by beating the two-time defending NBA champions 111-102 on Saturday. Read More

Holland, York Castle keep semi-final hopes alive with wins

Sunday, December, 2 2018    

HOLLAND, Trelawny — Holland High and York Castle High shared victories on Thursday as they kept their semi-final hopes alive in the ISSA Western Conference boys' basketball competition. Read More

Rockets romp over Spurs, Lakers rally past Mavericks

Sunday, December, 2 2018    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — James Harden and Chris Paul combined for 37 points as the Houston Rockets snapped a four-game losing streak by clobbering the rebuilding San Antonio Spurs 136-105 on Friday. Read More



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