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Giannis carries Bucks to one-sided win over 76ers, Jokic suspended and Morris fined after tussle
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 31 points and grabbed 16 rebounds as the Milwaukee Bucks snapped a two-game losing skid.
# russ
Russell Westbrook shines as Lakers edge past Hornets after overtime
Russel Westbrook finished with 17 points, 12 rebounds and 14 assists in the narrow victory.
Durant guides red-hot Nets past Raptors, reigning champions Bucks hit road in tailspin
‘When he’s at that level, he makes us go’ – KD ever-inspiring for the Brooklyn nets.
# Hoops
New York Knicks rebound to score win over Milwaukee Bucks
Julius Randle top scored with 32, followed by Derrick Rose’s 23 off the bench and RJ Barrett’s 20.
# comeback win
Thunder rally from 19 points down to edge out Lakers as Miami Heat suffer big defeat
Catch up on all the NBA results.
Understrength Philadelphia 76ers beat Chicago Bulls to seal fourth straight win
Joel Embiid stepped up in the final five minutes to finish with 18 points, nine rebounds and seven assists.
# Round-Up
LeBron leads second-half surge as Lakers rally to defeat Rockets
Meanwhile, the Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Detroit Pistons.
Chicago Bulls rally from 19-point deficit to beat the Boston Celtics
DeMar DeRozan posted a season-high 37 points to help fuel the comeback.
# Hoops
Jazz hold off NBA champion Bucks, Durant ejected in Nets' dominating win
Kevin Durant scored 23 points before being ejected in the third quarter of the Brooklyn Nets’ win over Detroit.
# Wrap
Butler nets 32 points as Heat roll over Hornets, James makes strong return for Lakers
Elsewhere, LeBron James returned from a two-game injury absence to score 26 points for the LA Lakers.
Golden State fall to first loss of season after being pipped by Grizzlies in overtime
There were also wins for the Sixers, Knicks and Jazz.
# Wrap
Thunder come from 26 points down to stun Lakers
Elsewhere, the Miami Heat beat the Brooklyn Nets 106-93 in a heavyweight clash of the Eastern Conference rivals.
Davis and Westbrook combine for 68 in LA Lakers win
LeBron James did not play against the Spurs due to an ankle injury.
Chicago Bulls hold off Toronto to set their best start to a season in quarter of a century
The Bulls are the only undefeated team remaining in the Eastern Conference.
# Wrap
Carmelo Anthony lifts Los Angeles Lakers over Memphis Grizzlies
Elsewhere, Stephen Curry added yet another achievement to his storied career in the Golden State Warriors’ 119-107 victory over the Sacramento Kings.
# back on track
Bucks bounce back to beat Spurs in Texas
Elsewhere, the Cleveland Cavaliers posted their first win of the new season.
# Sideline scuffle
Davis, Howard clash as Lakers slump again, Nets down Sixers
Anthony Davis and Dwight Howard had to be separated by teammates as the Los Angeles Lakers slumped to an eighth straight defeat.
# 100% record
Steph Curry shines as Golden State see off Los Angeles Clippers
The Miami Heat inflicted a heavy defeat on the Milwaukee Bucks.
# Anger
NBA star calls Chinese president a 'brutal dictator'
Enes Kanter has strongly criticised Xi Jinping.
# Knick of time
Evan Fournier stars on debut for New York Knicks as side secure double OT win
There were also wins for the Hornets, 76ers and Bulls.
# Hoops
Milwaukee Bucks stick to winning ways with opening day victory
The Golden State Warriors were also triumphant in their first game of the new NBA campaign.
# Mandate
NBA star Kyrie Irving 'doing what's best for me' in declining Covid vaccine
The Nets said Irving would not play or practice with the team “until he is eligible to be a full participant.”
# Barred
NBA star Irving sidelined by Nets for refusing Covid vaccination
Irving is part of the Nets’ star trio that also includes Kevin Durant and James Harden.
# alleged chancers
Eighteen former NBA players charged in €4m health fraud scheme
The players were all charged with conspiracy to commit health care fraud and wire fraud.
Warriors vaccine sceptic Wiggins says he was forced to get Covid-19 jab
‘I guess you don’t own your body.’
# Basketball
Two-time NBA champion Pau Gasol makes 'difficult decision' to retire
The Spaniard was a six-time NBA All-Star after being named the league’s Rookie of the Year in 2002.
LeBron confirms vaccinated but 'not my job' to persuade others
The Los Angeles Lakers superstar had declined previously to say whether he had been vaccinated.
'It’s going to be ugly and it’s going to be the next big fight' - The NBA's anti-vaxx problem
Dave Zirin discusses the scale of the issue on the latest edition of Behind the Lines.
# Unhappy
LeBron James fueled by snub in NBA best player poll
An ESPN survey of 10 NBA executives and scouts was evenly split between Kevin Durant and Giannis Antetokounmpo.
# KD
Nets to lock in Durant with four-year $198 million extension, Lakers add Anthony
The Atlanta Hawks have also rewarded rising star Trae Young with a five-year contract extension.
Curry to stay with Warriors as Carmelo joins LeBron: reports
Curry will sign a four-year deal worth $215 million with the Warriors, his agent told ESPN.
# russell athletic
Lakers land Westbrook in blockbuster NBA deal
He’ll form an impressive ‘Big Three’ with LeBron James and Anthony Davis.
# the wait is over
Antetokounmpo shines as Bucks end 50-year wait for NBA title
The Bucks lost the first two of their best-of-seven series but took the next four games to seal the victory.
# almost there
Antetokounmpo and Holiday combine as Bucks close in on first NBA title in 50 years
Khris Middleton added 29 points in their 123-119 win over the Phoenix Suns in Game 5.
# Hardy Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo leads Milwaukee Bucks to 20-point romp over Phoenix Suns
The Greek Freak finished with 41 points and 13 rebounds.
# NBA Finals
Devin Booker stars as the Suns blow away the Bucks in Game 2
Phoenix are two wins from the NBA title.
# NBA Finals
Chris Paul shines as Phoenix Suns take Game 1 over Milwaukee Bucks
The Suns won 118-105 as they set after their first NBA title.
# eastern promise
Milwaukee Bucks hold off Atlanta Hawks to clinch third NBA Finals appearance
The Bucks will return to the finals for the first time since 1974.
# Hardy Bucks
Milwaukee Bucks one game away from NBA finals
The Hawks, missing star Trae Young, were down early.
# Phoenix night
Phoenix Suns canter into NBA Finals with defeat of Los Angeles Clippers
The victors will face either the Milwaukee Bucks or Atlanta Hawks in the Finals.