NBA: Next generation ready for All-Star Game closeup

Reuters 02/19/2022

Ja Morant is a newbie to the NBA All-Star Game, but most observers forecast there will be many more appearances to come. The Memphis Grizzlies star is one of seven players making their All-Star debuts when Team…

NBA: Kevin Durant snubs James Harden in All-Star draft with LeBron James

Reuters 02/11/2022

The teams are set for the NBA All-Star Game on Feb. 20 in Cleveland after stars LeBron James and Kevin Durant picked their rosters in Thursday’s draft. On the same day that the Brooklyn Nets shipped James Harden to…

Suns’ Paul, Booker named NBA All-Star reserves

Agence France Presse 02/04/2022

Los Angeles, United States—Veteran point guard Chris Paul and Phoenix teammate Devin Booker were named NBA All-Star reserves on Thursday, giving the league-leading Suns two players in the midseason showcase. None of the Suns were selected in…

James, Durant named captains for NBA All-Star showcase

Inquirer.net 01/28/2022

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James was named an NBA All-Star Game captain for the fifth-straight season on Thursday, January 27, 2022, as the league revealed the starting players for the mid-season showcase in…

Curry, LeBron, Durant lead in early NBA All-Star voting

Agence France Presse 01/14/2022

NEW YORK – Stephen Curry, LeBron James and Kevin Durant remained the leading vote-getters in the second round of balloting returns for the NBA All-Star Game released Thursday, January 13, 2022, by the league. Two-time NBA Most…

Kevin Durant scores 51, Nets extend Pistons’ skid

Reuters 12/13/2021

Kevin Durant scored a season-high 51 points as the visiting Brooklyn Nets earned a 116-104 victory Sunday, while handing the Detroit Pistons their 12th consecutive defeat. Durant’s point total set a LIttle Caesars Arena record. Ex-Pistons forward…

World’s top two teams face make-or-break Olympic hoops clash

Agence France Presse 08/02/2021

One of the world’s top two teams will be heading home from the Olympics Tuesday after the US and Spain were thrust together in the men’s basketball quarterfinals, a rematch of their 2008 and 2012 gold medal…

Durant to lead new US set of NBA stars at Olympics: report

06/24/2021

New York—Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant will compete for a third Olympic title in Tokyo alongside a new group of NBA stars seeking gold, according to an ESPN report Wednesday. A story on the US-based sports television…

Durant delivers ‘signature performance’ as Nets rally to beat Bucks

06/16/2021

Los Angeles—Kevin Durant finished with 49 points as the Brooklyn Nets rallied from a 17-point deficit to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 114-108 in game five of their Eastern Conference series on Tuesday (Wednesday, June 16, 2021, Philippine…

No Harden, no problem as Nets clobber Bucks

06/08/2021

Los Angeles—Kevin Durant had 32 points and six assists as the Brooklyn Nets rolled to their largest win in playoff franchise history on Monday (Tuesday, June 8, 2021, Philippine Time) with a 125-86 beat down of the…

Nets dominate Celtics for 2-0 NBA playoff series lead

05/26/2021

Los Angeles—The Brooklyn Nets ran roughshod over the Boston Celtics Tuesday, (Wednesday morning, May 26, 2021, Philippine time), leading by as many as 33 points in a 130-108 victory that put them 2-0 up in their NBA…

Shorthanded Lakers ambush Nets on the road

Reuters 04/11/2021

The Los Angeles Lakers entered a prime-time matchup missing five rotational players and lost another early in the second half. Didn’t matter. The energetic Lakers used ball pressure, sticky defense and good perimeter shooting to run past…

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