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Friday 27 January 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Basketball

All time
# Shutdown
Mavericks and Suns go ahead with postponed NBA match - on e-sports stream
Is this the immediate future of sports?
# helping hand
NBA stars chip in with $100,000 each for support staff at their respective teams' home venues
Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kevin Love have come up big for staff at the Bucks and Cavs’ home arenas amid the suspension of the NBA season.
# Basketball
NBA season won't resume for 'at least' 30 days - Commissioner
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver revealed he expected the season not to resume for at least a month.
# Called Off
NBA suspended after Utah Jazz player tests positive for coronavirus
The NBA became the latest major sporting league to take measures to curb the spread of the virus as it called a halt to action.
# deferred
Basketball Ireland suspend all playing activity until further notice
‘We realise that there will be major disappointment’, the organisation said in a statement, as it put all competitions on hold indefinitely.
Nets stun LeBron's Lakers as Celtics clinch playoffs spot
Tuesday saw the Los Angeles Lakers fall as the Los Angeles Clippers, Houston Rockets and Boston Celtics won.
Nuggets hand Giannis-less Bucks third straight loss, Raptors roar
The slumping Milwaukee Bucks lost again, while defending champions the Toronto Raptors topped the Utah Jazz on Monday.
# Wrap
LeBron James becomes third player in NBA history to score 34,000 points
The LA Lakers star improved his career points haul against the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday.
Steph Curry drops 23 points on comeback from four-month injury lay-off
The Golden State Warriors were beaten by the Toronto Raptors on Curry’s return.
# heating up
Miami magic downs Giannis' high-flying Bucks, Harden excels but Rockets fall to shock defeat
Heat locked down Giannis, while RJ Barrett led the New York Knicks past Houston.
# Time To Celebrate
DCU Mercy crowned Women’s Super League champions after win over Maree
DCU ran out 81-58 victors 81-58 in the penultimate game of the season.
'The kid is special' - LeBron outduels Zion as Lakers claim sixth straight win
A season-high 40 points from LeBron James helped the Los Angeles Lakers extend their winning streak in the NBA.
# Thriller
Middleton shines as high-flying Bucks withstand 55-point burst from Wizards' Beal
An overtime victory for the Milwaukee outfit on another busy night of NBA action.
# Memorial
Tearful Michael Jordan commemorates 'little brother' Kobe Bryant
Shaquille O’Neal also spoke while Beyonce performed at a memorial event held at the Staples Centre.
# Tragedy
Kobe Bryant's widow sues helicopter company over fatal crash
The basketball star and his 13-year-old daughter were among the victims of last month’s helicopter crash.
# nothing but net
'I don't think it was me' - NBA rookie breaks backboard of the net after powerful dunk
The rim was left askew after the New Orleans Pelicans player threw down a pass.
Clippers' George fined $35k for post-game comments, Zion drops 32 in career high
Paul George’s comments about NBA officials proved costly as he was penalised on Thursday.
# Wrap
Raptors' 15-game winning streak ended, Giannis-less Bucks fall and LeBron stars
The defending NBA champions finally lost on another busy night of NBA action.
'It cost us the f*****g game': Damian Lillard furious as late missed call denies Blazers
Late no-call hands Utah Jazz controversial 117-114 win.
Team LeBron and Team Giannis pick squads for NBA All-Star Game
In last night’s action, Russell Westbrook scored 41 points as the Houston Rockets defeated the LA Lakers 121-11
# Wrap
LeBron inspires Lakers against Spurs, Bucks win again
The Milwaukee Bucks took down the New Orleans Pelicans before the Los Angeles Lakers beat the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday.
# Wrap
George inspires Clippers to win over Spurs, Heat coast to 76ers victory
It was a busy night of NBA action.
LeBron leads Lakers to victory, Irving sprains knee in Nets loss
The Brooklyn Nets were left to worry about Kyrie Irving as LeBron James and Damian Lillard turned in top performances in the NBA.
# Ballin'
Young stars in shock win, Clippers honour Lakers legend Bryant and Raptors roar on
A wrap of Thursday’s NBA action.
# Legend
Embiid wears 24 and scores 24 as Kobe tribute, while emotional Shaq remembers former team-mate
Bryant’s hometown team the Philadelphia 76ers displayed Bryant’s number 33 Lower Merion High School jersey before last night’s game.
# Los Angeles
Bodies being recovered from scene of Kobe Bryant helicopter crash
LA County sheriff Alex Villanueva said it would take some time for all of the bodies to be recovered and identified.
# Mamba
'It's a great memory to treasure' - The Dubliner who once went toe-to-toe with Kobe Bryant
Emmet Donnelly guarded the NBA legend during a high school game.
# games go ahead
Teen sensation Williamson, Lillard and Young among those to offer light on dark day for NBA
The tragic death of Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, in a helicopter crash led to a sombre Sunday in the NBA.
'Words can't describe the pain': Tributes paid to basketball star Kobe Bryant following his death
The 41-year old was killed in a helicopter crash near Los Angeles on Sunday.
# BBall
American pair combine for 43 points as Killester end 15-year wait for National Cup title
Singleton SuperValu Brunell lost out 82-59 at the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght.
# point break
LeBron 'happy to be in any conversation with Kobe' after passing his points tally
Lakers star LeBron James recounted how Kobe Bryant inspired him after overtaking the NBA icon.
# Unstoppable
MVP Murphy's 33-point haul inspires Templeogue to National Cup title
Griffith College Templeogue reigned supreme for the third time in five years at a sold-out National Arena in Tallaght.
# Potential
Teenage NBA sensation backed to continue shining after dazzling debut
The number one overall draft pick, Zion Williamson, belatedly made his regular-season bow following knee surgery.
# match-up
Clippers edge Mavs after Leonard and Doncic shoot 36 apiece
Leonard got the better of Doncic on a brilliant first-half dunk and the final scoreboard.
Celtics hand Lakers 'butt-whipping', Simmons 'ridiculously dominant' in Philly win
An epic Monday in the NBA served up surprise losses, overtime thrillers and brilliant displays from Ben Simmons and Damian Lillard.
# explicit
'If it's too much for anybody, stay the f*** out' - Irving defends criticism of Brooklyn Nets team-mates
The 27-year-old made headlines this week for his comments after their loss to the Philadelphia 76ers.
# Hoops
Magic end Lakers' streak, Rockets lose
LeBron James had a double-double, but the Los Angeles Lakers were stunned by the Orlando Magic.
LeBron leads Lakers past Cavs to ninth straight win, Gilgeous-Alexander breaks Shaq record
The Los Angeles Lakers cruised to a ninth straight win to continue their fine form in the NBA.
# Ballin'
Nuggets top Kawhi's Clippers, Irving returns after prolonged absence
The Los Angeles Clippers fell to the Denver Nuggets as Kyrie Irving made his long-awaited comeback.
# Wrap
Harden hits 44 points in Rockets victory while Davis and LeBron shine for Lakers
There was plenty of NBA action on Friday.