NBA: Hornets rally from 19-point hole, beat Hawks in final seconds

Reuters 01/22/2023

Terry Rozier scored 34 points and hit three go-ahead free throws with 1.1 seconds left to help the visiting Charlotte Hornets overcome a 19-point, second-half deficit and beat the Atlanta Hawks 122-118 on Saturday, ending the Hawks’…

NBA: Luka Doncic’s triple-double carries Mavericks to 2OT win over Lakers

Reuters 01/13/2023

Luka Doncic delivered his 10th triple-double of the season with 35 points, 14 rebounds and 13 assists in a career-high 53 minutes and the visiting Dallas Mavericks escaped with a 119-115 double-overtime victory over the Los Angeles…

NBA: Hall of Famer Mutombo being treated for brain tumor

Reuters 10/16/2022

Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Dikembe Mutombo is having treatment for a brain tumor, the NBA said on Saturday. The former center played 18 seasons in the NBA with six teams, gaining a reputation as one of…

NBA: Steph Curry says teams ‘reloading’ to dethrone Warriors as champs

Agence France Presse 09/29/2022

Stephen Curry said Thursday that NBA teams are “reloading” to dethrone the Golden State Warriors as champions, as they begin their pre-season preparations this weekend in Japan. Sharp-shooter Curry is aiming for his fifth championship when the…

LeBron, Chris Paul rip NBA for falling short in punishing Robert Sarver

Agence France Presse 09/16/2022

NBA stars LeBron James and Chris Paul blasted the NBA for imposing what they consider a light punishment on Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver for racist and misogynist remarks. National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) executive director Tamika…

Bill Russell: NBA’s first Black superstar and civil rights activist

Agence France Presse 08/01/2022

Bill Russell, a dominating center who won a record 11 NBA crowns as cornerstone of a Boston Celtics dynasty, overcame racism to become the league’s first Black superstar and civil rights activist. Russell, who died Sunday at…

NBA: Golden State Warriors will be even better next year, says head coach Kerr

Reuters 06/23/2022

SAN FRANCISCO  – The Golden State Warriors will be even better next year when they begin their title defense, head coach Steve Kerr said on Wednesday, sending a warning to the rest of the NBA. The Warriors…

NBA: ‘It’s not over’ as Celtics lean on experience ahead of elimination game

Reuters 06/16/2022

The Celtics said the experience they gained from winning three elimination games during the playoffs has prepared them to do it again in Game Six of the Finals against the Golden State Warriors in Boston on Thursday.…

NBA Finals: Celtics rally past Warriors, draw first blood

Reuters 06/03/2022

Jaylen Brown saved 10 of his 24 points for a fourth-quarter flurry and the Boston Celtics continued their postseason mastery on the road with a 120-108 victory over the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the…

Celtics reach NBA Finals, knock off Heat in Game 7

Agence France Presse 05/30/2022

The Boston Celtics, led by 26 points from Jayson Tatum, advanced to the NBA Finals by escaping the Miami Heat, 100-96, in Game 7 on Sunday, setting up a showdown against the Golden State Warriors. The best-of-seven…

NBA: Butler propels Heat past Sixers into Eastern Conference finals

Agence France Presse 05/13/2022

LOS ANGELES – The Miami Heat punched their ticket to the NBA’s Eastern Conference finals on Thursday as Jimmy Butler scored 32 points to key a 99-90 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers. The victory in Philadelphia gave the Heat a…

NBA: Chris Paul shines as Phoenix Suns clinch series vs New Orleans Pelicans

Agence France Presse 04/29/2022

LOS ANGELES – Chris Paul produced a perfect display of shooting to lead the Phoenix Suns to a series-clinching victory over New Orleans and advanced in the NBA playoffs on Thursday. The 12-time All-Star Paul made 14-of-14 shots from the field…

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