NBA: Minnesota takes down Dallas to avoid sweep

05/29/2024

DALLAS— Karl-Anthony Towns scored 20 of his 25 points in the second half and the Minnesota Timberwolves held off the Dallas Mavericks 105-100 on Tuesday night (Wednesday morning, May 29, Philippine time) to avoid a sweep in…

NBA: Boston sweeps Indiana to make Finals

05/28/2024

INDIANAPOLIS — Derrick White’s tie-breaking 3-pointer with 43 seconds left gave Boston the lead and the Celtics closed out a four-game sweep of the Indiana Pacers 105-102 on Monday night to reach the NBA Finals for the…

Bill Walton, Hall of Fame basketball player, dies of cancer at 71

05/28/2024

Bill Walton was never afraid to be himself. Larger than life, only in part because of his nearly 7-foot frame, Walton was a two-time NCAA champion at UCLA, a two-time champion in the NBA, a Basketball Hall…

NBA: Dallas nears WCF sweep against Minnesota

05/27/2024

The Dallas Mavericks have taken a commanding 3-0 lead in the NBA Western Conference Finals after logging a 115-105 win against the Minnesota Timberwolves in Game 3 on Sunday night (Monday morning, May 27, Philippine time).  Luka…

NBA: Doncic hits game-winning trey as Mavs take 2-0 lead vs Wolves

05/25/2024

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Luka Doncic searched to find space as the clock ticked down, using a screen to draw Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert out to the top of the key and a crossover dribble…

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…

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