Basketball

2019 NBA – Plenty of tight races in both the Eastern and Western Conferences at the halfway stage

BY MARK ARCHER Contributor | Friday, March, 8 2019    

 THE 2018-19 NBA regular season is past halfway in terms of the number of games played and there are still many questions regarding the serious title contenders and which teams can or won't make the play-offs. Read More

Harden leads Rockets over Raptors, Celtics rip Warriors

Thursday, March, 7 2019    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — NBA scoring leader James Harden unleashed 35 points on a poor shooting night and Gerald Green added 18 off the bench Tuesday as the Houston Rockets beat Toronto 107-95 in a showdown of contenders. Read More

Lowly Suns stun Bucks Clippers; deliver blow to Laker play-off hopes

Wednesday, March, 6 2019    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Kelly Oubre had 27 points and 13 rebounds, and the Phoenix Suns rallied from a 10-point late deficit to complete a season sweep of the NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks with a 114-105 win on Monday. Read More

Harden powers Rockets to win, Raptors lose in overtime

Tuesday, March, 5 2019    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — James Harden continues to be Houston Rockets' driving force, delivering his 24th 40-point performance on Sunday while Boston Celtics fell back into their bad habits. Read More

Curry comes up clutch to lead Warriors past 76ers

Monday, March, 4 2019    

Los Angeles, United States (AFP) — Stephen Curry sank a late tie-breaking jump shot en route to 28 points as the Golden State Warriors beat the Philadelphia 76ers 120-117 in a potential NBA finals matchup on Saturday. Read More

Mt Alvernia continue dominant run in girls basketball

Sunday, March, 3 2019    

BROWNS TOWN, St Ann — Former champions Mt Alvernia High continued to steamroll the opposition in the ISSA Western Conference Girls Open basketball after beating second-placed William Knibb Memorial 46-29 in their return round game played at York Castle on Friday for a... Read More

LaVine scores 47 as Bulls outlast Hawks, Leonard nails game-winner

Sunday, March, 3 2019    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Zach LaVine scored a career-high 47 points as the Chicago Bulls overcame Trae Young's career-high 49 to defeat the Atlanta Hawks 168-161 in a four-overtime NBA marathon on Friday. Read More

St James thrash Cornwall College in U-14 basketball

Saturday, March, 2 2019    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — St James High snapped a winless run against Cornwall College in basketball that extended to at least three years with a big 51-30 whipping in their ISSA Western Conference Boys' Under-14 game played at Cornwall College on Thursday. Read More

Harden explodes for 58 points as Rockets rally to beat Heat

Saturday, March, 2 2019    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — James Harden delivered his seventh career 50-point, 10-assist performance Thursday as the Houston Rockets edged the Miami Heat 121-118. Read More

Fight truly on for NBA playoff positions

BY MARK ARCHER Contributor | Friday, March, 1 2019    

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Mt Alvernia hunt 6th-straight win in ISSA basketball

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Wednesday, February, 27 2019    

WAKEFIELD, Trelawny — Fresh off their big 61-24 win over Muschett High in Montego Bay on Monday, red-hot Mt Alvernia High will be going after a sixth-straight victory in the ISSA Western Conference Girls Open basketball competition when they take on York Castle in a second-round... Read More

Knicks snap home losing skid, Ross haunts former Raptor team

Tuesday, February, 26 2019    

New York , United States (AFP) — Damyean Dotson scored 27 points and the New York Knicks snapped their franchise-record home losing streak at 18 games with a 130-118 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday night. Read More

Rockets beat defending champion Warriors without ill MVP Harden

Monday, February, 25 2019    

Los Angeles, United States (AFP) — Eric Gordon scored a team-high 25 points and Chris Paul delivered 23 as the Houston Rockets, playing without leading scorer James Harden, used a balanced attack to beat the Golden State Warriors 118-112 on... Read More

Exciting action in Girls Open basketball competition

Sunday, February, 24 2019    

WAKEFIELD, Trelawny – Mt Alvernia High took over the sole leadership of the ISSA Western Conference Girls Open basketball competition after winning their top-of-the-table clash of unbeaten teams with Herbert Morrison Technical at Muschett High on Thursday. Read More

Leonard spoils DeRozan's return, George goes off for Thunder

Sunday, February, 24 2019    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Paul George capped a 45-point performance with a last second game-winning basket in double overtime to lift the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 148-147 win over the Utah Jazz on Friday night. Read More



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