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# nba - Thursday 3 September, 2020

James Harden and Russell Westbrook help Houston seal series against Oklahoma
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# Hoops

James Harden and Russell Westbrook help Houston seal series against Oklahoma

Sep 3rd 2020, 9:44 AM 2,620 Views 0 Comments

There was late drama in Orlando for a second successive night.

# nba - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

Nuggets edge past Jazz in Game 7 to book conference semi spot
# NBA Playoffs
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# NBA Playoffs

Nuggets edge past Jazz in Game 7 to book conference semi spot

Sep 2nd 2020, 8:21 AM 2,584 Views 0 Comments

The Nuggets go on to face the Clippers.

# nba - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

Late blitz as OKC force Houston Rockets to Game 7
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# NBA Playoffs

Late blitz as OKC force Houston Rockets to Game 7

Sep 1st 2020, 10:15 AM 3,260 Views 0 Comments

Elsewhere, the Heat upset the Bucks.

# nba - Monday 31 August, 2020

Celtics rout Raptors in NBA series opener, Clippers advance past Mavs
# Wrap
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# Wrap

Celtics rout Raptors in NBA series opener, Clippers advance past Mavs

Aug 31st 2020, 12:03 AM 4,997 Views 0 Comments

Action from tonight’s NBA playoffs.

# nba - Sunday 30 August, 2020

Lakers advance to Western Conference semi-finals as playoffs resume following player boycott
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# NBA

Lakers advance to Western Conference semi-finals as playoffs resume following player boycott

Aug 30th 2020, 9:52 AM 6,292 Views 6 Comments

Many players arrived at the arenas wearing Black Lives Matter slogans on their t-shirts.

# nba - Friday 28 August, 2020

NBA playoffs to resume on Saturday after boycott as league vows more social support
# Agreement
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# Agreement

NBA playoffs to resume on Saturday after boycott as league vows more social support

Aug 28th 2020, 9:04 PM 4,369 Views 5 Comments

Several games were postponed following the shooting of unarmed African-American Jacob Blake by a police officer.

# nba - Thursday 27 August, 2020

NBA postpones another round of games, eyes Friday restart
# Jacob Blake
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# Jacob Blake

NBA postpones another round of games, eyes Friday restart

Aug 27th 2020, 9:10 PM 11,925 Views 14 Comments

Donald Trump, meanwhile, says he doesn’t know much about the protest and criticised the league’s TV ratings.

Explainer: How a US shooting sparked mass protests and sports teams walking out on matches
# Jacob Blake
# Jacob Blake

Explainer: How a US shooting sparked mass protests and sports teams walking out on matches

Aug 27th 2020, 3:18 PM 15,444 Views 0 Comments

Jacob Blake was shot seven times by a police officer in Wisconsin on Sunday.

Lakers, Clippers vote to abandon NBA season - reports
# Protest
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# Protest

Lakers, Clippers vote to abandon NBA season - reports

Aug 27th 2020, 10:07 AM 8,448 Views 9 Comments

The meeting followed the Milwaukee Bucks’ boycott of their first round playoff game against the Orlando Magic.

# nba - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

NBA postpone playoff games as players stage boycott in protest at police shooting
# Solidarity
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# Solidarity

NBA postpone playoff games as players stage boycott in protest at police shooting

Updated Aug 26th 2020, 10:23 PM 34,006 Views 91 Comments

The Milwaukee Bucks did not show up on court for tonight’s game in protest at the shooting of unarmed African-American Jacob Blake in Wisconsin on Sunday.

Denver Nuggets rally to avoid elimination against Utah Jazz
# While You Were Sleeping
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# While You Were Sleeping

Denver Nuggets rally to avoid elimination against Utah Jazz

Aug 26th 2020, 7:50 AM 3,034 Views 0 Comments

The Colorado side fought back from a 63-54 deficit at half time to win by 10 and now trail 3-2 in the seven-game series.

# nba - Tuesday 25 August, 2020

LeBron's Lakers steamroll Blazers, Heat close out Pacers
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# NBA

LeBron's Lakers steamroll Blazers, Heat close out Pacers

Aug 25th 2020, 7:52 AM 4,396 Views 0 Comments

The Lakers wore special black and yellow-trimmed “Black Mamba” jerseys to remember former Laker great Kobe Bryant who died in a helicopter crash seven months ago.

# nba - Monday 24 August, 2020

Reigning MVP stars as Bucks hold off Magic for 3-1 NBA series lead
# Winning
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# Winning

Reigning MVP stars as Bucks hold off Magic for 3-1 NBA series lead

Aug 24th 2020, 10:30 PM 5,192 Views 0 Comments

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 31 points and Khris Middleton added 18 of his 21 in the fourth quarter.

Toronto Raptors power into semi-finals to set up Boston Celtics clash
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# Hoops

Toronto Raptors power into semi-finals to set up Boston Celtics clash

Aug 24th 2020, 7:53 AM 5,575 Views 3 Comments

The Mavs’ Luka Doncic nailed a three-pointer on the final buzzer to level their series with the Clippers, meanwhile.

# nba - Sunday 23 August, 2020

Celtics vanquish 76ers to advance in NBA playoffs
# Boston In The Bubble
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# Boston In The Bubble

Celtics vanquish 76ers to advance in NBA playoffs

Aug 23rd 2020, 10:47 PM 3,697 Views 1 Comment

The Celtics swept the best-of-seven Eastern Conference first-round series four games to none.

LeBron James closes in on NBA play-off record as Lakers take the lead
# Blazing A Trail
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# Blazing A Trail

LeBron James closes in on NBA play-off record as Lakers take the lead

Aug 23rd 2020, 9:15 AM 6,144 Views 0 Comments

He finished with 38 points to help his side get the better of the Portland Trail Blazers.

# nba - Saturday 22 August, 2020

Raptors rip Nets apart and Boston hold off 76ers for 3-0 NBA playoff leads
# Wrap
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# Wrap

Raptors rip Nets apart and Boston hold off 76ers for 3-0 NBA playoff leads

Aug 22nd 2020, 8:57 AM 5,371 Views 0 Comments

Elsewhere, the ‘incredible’ Kawhi Leonard sparkled for the Clippers.

# nba - Friday 21 August, 2020

Top seeds back on terms as Lakers, Bucks bounce back in NBA playoffs
# Bubble Wrap
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# Bubble Wrap

Top seeds back on terms as Lakers, Bucks bounce back in NBA playoffs

Aug 21st 2020, 8:24 AM 3,285 Views 0 Comments

The Houston Rockets and Miami Heat, meanwhile, both took commanding 2-0 leads in their series.

# nba - Thursday 20 August, 2020

Defending NBA champion Raptors claw out victory over the Nets
# Playoffs
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# Playoffs

Defending NBA champion Raptors claw out victory over the Nets

Aug 20th 2020, 9:03 AM 5,626 Views 2 Comments

Meanwhile, the Utah Jazz beat the Denver Nuggets to tie their series at one game apiece.

# nba - Tuesday 18 August, 2020

Magic hold on to upset Bucks in playoff opener
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# NBA

Magic hold on to upset Bucks in playoff opener

Aug 18th 2020, 11:02 PM 3,156 Views 0 Comments

Orlando came into the series as big underdogs against the NBA’s best all-around team.

Doncic and Mitchell thrill in losing efforts as Clippers and Nuggets prevail in NBA playoff openers
# Wrap
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# Wrap

Doncic and Mitchell thrill in losing efforts as Clippers and Nuggets prevail in NBA playoff openers

Aug 18th 2020, 7:57 AM 4,094 Views 0 Comments

Kawhi Leonard and Paul George combined for 56 points in the LA Clippers’118-110 win over the Dallas Mavericks.

# nba - Friday 14 August, 2020

Portland Trail Blazers sneak into post-season with one-point victory
# In Form
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# In Form

Portland Trail Blazers sneak into post-season with one-point victory

Aug 14th 2020, 4:39 PM 3,927 Views 0 Comments

The Brooklyn Nets missed a jumper at the death which would have given them the win.

Michael Jordan sneakers fetch record-breaking price of $615,000 at auction
# His Airness
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# His Airness

Michael Jordan sneakers fetch record-breaking price of $615,000 at auction

Aug 14th 2020, 9:46 AM 5,668 Views 4 Comments

The Chicago Bulls icon wore the shoes in a game where he dunked the ball so hard it shattered the glass backboard.

# nba - Thursday 13 August, 2020

NBA MVP hit with one-game suspension after head-butting opponent
# Crime And Punishment
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# Crime And Punishment

NBA MVP hit with one-game suspension after head-butting opponent

Aug 13th 2020, 9:33 AM 6,320 Views 12 Comments

Giannis Antetokounmpo was ejected over the incident against Washington Wizards.

Pacers hold off Rockets despite Harden's 45 points
# Ballin'
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# Ballin'

Pacers hold off Rockets despite Harden's 45 points

Aug 13th 2020, 8:24 AM 3,513 Views 0 Comments

A run through last night’s NBA action.

# nba - Tuesday 11 August, 2020

Kyle Kuzma drains last-second shot to push Lakers past Nuggets
# Hoops
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# Hoops

Kyle Kuzma drains last-second shot to push Lakers past Nuggets

Aug 11th 2020, 8:09 AM 4,220 Views 0 Comments

The two sides traded blows until the 25-year-old stepped up.

# nba - Monday 10 August, 2020

Lillard scores 51 in Portland win as Sixers lose Embiid
# Hoops
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# Hoops

Lillard scores 51 in Portland win as Sixers lose Embiid

Aug 10th 2020, 9:19 AM 4,082 Views 1 Comment

The Trail Blazers go within a half-game of Memphis for eighth in the Western Conference playoff fight.

# nba - Sunday 9 August, 2020

Warren and Pacers hand Lakers another loss as NBA playoffs loom
# Hoops
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# Hoops

Warren and Pacers hand Lakers another loss as NBA playoffs loom

Aug 9th 2020, 9:54 AM 4,676 Views 1 Comment

It was another busy night in the bubble.

# nba - Saturday 8 August, 2020

Celtics rip Raptors as Nets and Magic grab NBA playoff spots
# Nba Bubble
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# Nba Bubble

Celtics rip Raptors as Nets and Magic grab NBA playoff spots

Aug 8th 2020, 10:24 AM 5,867 Views 1 Comment

Boston prevented the Toronto Raptors from clinching the Eastern Conference second seed last night.

# nba - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

Doncic delivers monster triple-double as Clippers and Bucks fall to defeats
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# NBA

Doncic delivers monster triple-double as Clippers and Bucks fall to defeats

Aug 5th 2020, 8:44 AM 4,555 Views 1 Comment

The 21-year-old Slovenian became the youngest player in NBA history to score 30-point, 20-rebound triple-double.

# nba - Tuesday 4 August, 2020

Davis follows in Kobe's footsteps and LeBron also stars as Lakers clinch top spot in the West
# Round-Up
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# Round-Up

Davis follows in Kobe's footsteps and LeBron also stars as Lakers clinch top spot in the West

Aug 4th 2020, 8:29 AM 4,564 Views 0 Comments

‘To be in a category with him means a lot. I know he’s looking down on us, cheering us on.’

# nba - Monday 3 August, 2020

Westbrook fires Rockets to win over Bucks, Boston see off Portland fightback
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# NBA

Westbrook fires Rockets to win over Bucks, Boston see off Portland fightback

Aug 3rd 2020, 9:02 AM 4,117 Views 0 Comments

Jaylen Brown and Gordon Hayward delivered at crucial moments for the Celtics after the Trailblazers stormed back.

# nba - Friday 31 July, 2020

Players kneel as NBA restarts in Florida 'bubble'
# Back In Action
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# Back In Action

Players kneel as NBA restarts in Florida 'bubble'

Jul 31st 2020, 8:24 AM 4,792 Views 6 Comments

LeBron James led the Los Angeles Lakers to a pulsating 103-101 defeat of the Los Angeles Clippers in the day’s second game.

# nba - Wednesday 29 July, 2020

How does the NBA's 'bubble' at Disney World in Florida work?
# Relaunch
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# Relaunch

How does the NBA's 'bubble' at Disney World in Florida work?

Jul 29th 2020, 8:05 AM 5,928 Views 3 Comments

The basketball season is set to get going again tomorrow.

# nba - Monday 13 July, 2020

Rockets star Westbrook tests positive for Covid-19 ahead of NBA return
# Quarantine
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# Quarantine

Rockets star Westbrook tests positive for Covid-19 ahead of NBA return

Jul 13th 2020, 8:54 PM 3,320 Views 0 Comments

The 2017 MVP said he was feeling well and was in isolation.

James among NBA stars supporting under-fire ESPN reporter
# Adrian Wojnarowski
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# Adrian Wojnarowski

James among NBA stars supporting under-fire ESPN reporter

Jul 13th 2020, 8:14 AM 10,781 Views 3 Comments

ESPN reporter Adrian Wojnarowski has reportedly been suspended for a vulgar response to an email from a US senator.

# nba - Friday 26 June, 2020

16 NBA players have tested positive for Covid-19
# Return To Play
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# Return To Play

16 NBA players have tested positive for Covid-19

Jun 26th 2020, 8:38 PM 6,490 Views 4 Comments

The 2019-20 season is due to resume in a “bubble” quarantine setting next month.

# nba - Saturday 20 June, 2020

NBA set dates for return - reports
# Going To Disneyland
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# Going To Disneyland

NBA set dates for return - reports

Jun 20th 2020, 7:39 PM 3,802 Views 1 Comment

Under the plans, the finals will be staged at Disneyland in October.

# nba - Wednesday 17 June, 2020

NBA intends to dock pay of players who skip next month's restart in Florida
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# NBA

NBA intends to dock pay of players who skip next month's restart in Florida

Jun 17th 2020, 9:19 AM 3,426 Views 2 Comments

On top of coronavirus fears, many players feel they ought to sit out the restarted season as a protest against police killings.

# nba - Saturday 6 June, 2020

Michael Jordan and Jordan brand pledge $100m in fight for racial equality
# Black Lives Matter
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# Black Lives Matter

Michael Jordan and Jordan brand pledge $100m in fight for racial equality

Jun 6th 2020, 9:33 AM 7,544 Views 10 Comments

Basketball great ‘committed to protecting and improving the lives of Black people’.