Basketball

WIZARDS OVERCOME HARDEN'S 54 POINTS, DURANT EXPLODES FOR 49

Wednesday, November, 28 2018    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — John Wall scored six of his 36 points in overtime as the Washington Wizards outlasted the Houston Rockets 135-131 in overtime on Monday, despite James Harden's season-high 54 points. Read More

Raptors hot streak continues, Vucevic scores 31 for Magic

Tuesday, November, 27 2018    

Los Angeles, United States (AFP) — Kawhi Leonard delivered 29 points and 10 rebounds as the NBA-leading Toronto Raptors won their fifth consecutive game by cruising past the Miami Heat 125-115 on Sunday. Read More

Raptors outgun Wizards, Durant shines as Warriors snap losing skid

Sunday, November, 25 2018    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Kevin Durant scored 32 points as the two-time defending NBA champions Golden State Warriors halted their worst losing streak in over five years with a 125-97 win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night. Read More

Herbert Morrison stay perfect out west

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Saturday, November, 24 2018    

BOGUE, St James — Double defending champions Herbert Morrison extended their perfect run in ISSA Western Conference boys' basketball, and in the process ended Cornwall College's perfect start by winning both games at Herbert Morrison Technical on Thursday. Read More

LeBron wins, gets big NBA cheers in return to Cleveland

Saturday, November, 24 2018    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — LeBron James made a triumphant return to Cleveland and received a standing ovation from supportive fans before leading the Los Angeles Lakers over the Cavaliers 109-105 on Wednesday. Read More

Director of Tourism says international basketball tourney holds incalculable potential

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Friday, November, 23 2018    

ROSE HALL, St James — Last weekend, which saw three major sporting events in Montego Bay, is a glimpse of what sports tourism can become in the country, says Director of Tourism Donovan White. Read More

White shoots for local participation in Jersey Mike's Jamaica Classic

Friday, November, 23 2018    

ROSE HALL, St James — If Director of Tourism Donovan White gets his wish, local teams, including the national senior team as well as top high school players, could be part of next year's Jersey Mike's Jamaica Classic basketball tournament by playing in exhibition... Read More

Draymond spat won't affect future, says Durant

Thursday, November, 22 2018    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant said his recent bust-up with teammate Draymond Green will not be a factor as he debates whether to stay with the franchise in 2019. Read More

Danny Green lifts Raptors, Blazers take West lead

Thursday, November, 22 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Danny Green sank a jump shot with half a second remaining Tuesday to lift Toronto Raptors over Orlando Magic 93-91 and into the Eastern Conference lead. Read More

Coach optimistic as Camperdown depart for Bermuda Classics

Wednesday, November, 21 2018    

Nyron Hurd's optimism is high as his Camperdown High School team looks to depart the island today for Bermuda to participate in a Thanksgiving Basketball Classic, to be held in the British territory situated in the North Atlantic Ocean from November 22-25. Read More

LMU Lions roar to top of Jersey Mike's Jamaica Classic

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Tuesday, November, 20 2018    

ROSE HALL, St James – Loyola Marymount University (LMU) Lions were crowned champions of the second Jersey Mike's Jamaica Classic NCAA Men's basketball tournament at the Montego Bay Convention Centre after winning both games in the event that ended on Sunday... Read More

Cornwall College extend unbeaten run in basketball

Sunday, November, 18 2018    

RHODE HALL, Hanover — Leaders and former champions Cornwall College extended their perfect start in both sections of the ISSA Western Conference boys' basketball competition with wins over Rhodes Hall High on Wednesday. Read More

Loyola down Ewing's Georgetown in Jersey Mike's basketball tourney

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Sunday, November, 18 2018    

ROSE HALL, St James – It was not the result Patrick Ewing was expecting in his first game in Jamaica as coach of the Georgetown University 'Hoyas' as they were beaten 65-52 by Loyola Marymount University in the fourth and final game of the 2nd Jersey Mike's Jamaica Classic NCAA... Read More

Campbell, Austin Peay score shine at Jersey Mike's Jamaica Classic

By Paul A Reid Observer writer | Saturday, November, 17 2018    

The ROSE HALL, St James — Campbell University and Austin Peay State University scored come-from-behind wins over Florida A&M University and Central Connecticut University as the second Jersey Mike's Jamaica Classic National Collegiate Athletic Association Basketball Tournament... Read More

Rockets thrash 'banged up' Warriors, Nuggets bounce back

Saturday, November, 17 2018    

Los Angeles , United States (AFP) — The Houston Rockets humbled the two-time defending NBA champions Golden State Warriors 107-86 on Thursday, in a rematch of last season's Western Conference finals. Read More



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