NBA: Dallas takes Game 1 of Western Finals against Minnesota

05/23/2024

The Dallas Mavericks drew first blood in the NBA Western Conference Finals, beating the Minnesota Timberwolves, 108-104, in Game 1 of the best-of-seven series on Wednesday night (Thursday morning, May 23, Philippine time).   Luka Dončić and…

James extends his All-NBA appearance record, while Doncic, Gilgeous-Alexander set for supermax deals

05/23/2024

NEW YORK (AP) — LeBron James is now the youngest — and the oldest — player to make an All-NBA team. And Dallas’ Luka Doncic and Oklahoma City’s Shai Gilgeous-Alexander are in position to make around $1…

NBA: Celtics rally to win East finals opener over Pacers in overtime

05/22/2024

Los Angeles, United States–The Boston Celtics needed a late rally to force overtime against the Indiana Pacers before emerging with a 133-128 win in game one of the Eastern Conference Finals on Tuesday. Boston’s Jaylen Brown sank a…

The Minnesota Timberwolves reach conference finals brimming with talent and tenacity

05/20/2024

  DENVER (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves reached the Western Conference finals brimming with talent, trust and tenacity after staging the biggest Game 7 comeback since the NBA began tracking play-by-play data 28 years ago. The Wolves trailed the…

Edwards helps Minnesota oust defending NBA champion Nuggets

05/20/2024

DENVER (AP) — Anthony Edwards overcame a slow start and the Timberwolves roared back from a 20-point second-half deficit to eliminate the reigning NBA champion Denver Nuggets 98-90 in a Game 7 Minnesota masterpiece on Sunday night.…

Pacers set NBA playoff shooting mark, top Knicks 130-109 in Game 7 to make Eastern Conference finals

05/20/2024

NEW YORK (AP) — When the Indiana Pacers compiled one of the best offensive seasons in NBA history, they were just getting warmed up. For Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals, they delivered something really spectacular.…

NBA: Timberwolves crush Nuggets to stay alive in playoffs

Agence France Presse 05/17/2024

The Minnesota Timberwolves overwhelmed the Denver Nuggets 115-70 on Thursday to force the defending NBA champions to a decisive game seven in their Western Conference semifinal series. Anthony Edwards shook off an injury scare to finish with…

NBA: Mavericks take 3-2 series lead vs Thunder

05/16/2024

OKLAHOMA CITY— Luka Doncic stopped worrying about calls and just played. It worked. He scored 31 points in a triple-double, and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 104-92 on Wednesday night to take a 3-2…

NBA: Celtics advance into East finals

05/16/2024

BOSTON  — Jayson Tatum had 25 points and 10 rebounds, and the Boston Celtics beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 113-98 on Wednesday night to advance to the NBA Eastern Conference finals for the third straight season. Al Horford…

NBA: Brunson scores 44 as Knicks beat Pacers for 3-2 series lead

Associated Press 05/15/2024

NEW YORK — The New York Knicks have one more step to climb to reach the Eastern Conference finals for the first time since 2000. Jalen Brunson, after a couple rough games, looks ready to take it.…

NBA: Celtics hold off depleted Cavs to take 3-1 series lead

Agence France Presse 05/14/2024

The Boston Celtics fought off a spirited challenge from short-handed Cleveland Monday, beating the Cavaliers 109-102 to take a commanding 3-1 lead in their NBA Eastern Conference semi-final series. Jayson Tatum scored 33 points and grabbed 11…

NBA: Nuggets take down T’Wolves to tie playoff series

05/13/2024

Los Angeles, United States–The defending champion Denver Nuggets outgunned the Minnesota Timberwolves, 115-107, to level their NBA playoff series on Sunday. The Nuggets, fueled by 35 points from NBA Most Valuable Player Nikola Jokic, Aaron Gordon’s 27 points on ruthlessly efficient 11-of-12…

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