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Tuesday 31 January 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# NBA

All time
Atlanta Hawks stun Philadelphia 76ers to advance to Eastern Conference finals
The Hawks face the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday.
# good reads
Memphis Depay, the most famous Kia in NBA history, and the rest of the week's best sportswriting
Sit back and enjoy some of our favourite reads from the last seven days.
# NBA
Clippers rally to oust top seeded Jazz, Sixers set stage for game 7
The fourth seeded Clippers won their four straight match.
# greek freak
Milwaukee Bucks force series decider after 104-89 victory over Brooklyn Nets
Khris Middleton and Giannis Antetokounmpo combined for 68 points at the Fiserv Forum.
# ball don't lie
Atlanta Hawks capitalise on 76ers collapse to edge ahead in series
The Hawks outscored the Sixers 40-19 in the fourth quarter.
# one to remember
Durant delivers 'signature performance' as Nets rally to beat Bucks
He finished with a stunning 49 points, 17 rebounds and 10 assists.
# Wrap
Trae Young shines as Hawks rally past Sixers, Clippers rout Jazz
Kawhi Leonard and Paul George combined for 62 points as the Los Angles Clippers breezed to a game four win.
# too jazzy
Kawhi Leonard and Paul George lead the way as Clippers revive playoff bid
A comprehensive win over Utah Jazz in game three.
# NBA
Embiid scores 27 as Sixers roll over Hawks in front of 16,400 fans, Suns rout Nuggets
The Denver Nuggets are now facing elimination.
# Wrap
Bucks hang on to beat Nets, Jazz down Clippers in NBA playoffs
Khris Middleton scored 35 points and two-time NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo bagged 33 as the Bucks trimmed the deficit in the best-of-seven series to 2-1.
# Hoops
Phoenix Suns cruise past Denver Nuggets for 2-0 series lead
The Suns won 123-98 in Phoenix led by Chris Paul and Devin Booker.
# The MVP
Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic named runaway winner of 2021 NBA MVP
Serbian centre is the lowest draft pick ever to win the MVP award.
# Don Deal
Donovan Mitchell leads Utah Jazz to victory in Game 1 thriller against LA Clippers
The Jazz dug out a three-point win over their Western Conference rivals.
# Hoops
Nets clobber Bucks without Harden, take 2-0 series lead
The series now switches to Milwaukee for game three on Thursday.
# Joy
Clippers win game seven to eliminate 46-point Doncic and Mavs
Kawhi Leonard finished with 28 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists.
# Net gains
Brooklyn Nets defy early Harden exit to seize lead over Milwaukee Bucks
Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant combined for 54 points in a 115-107 victory for the Nets.
# LA story
Kawhi Leonard and Clippers force Mavericks series to Game 7 on Sunday
Leonard finished with 45 points and went five for nine from three.
# crashing out
LA Lakers’ NBA title defence over as Booker leads Phoenix Suns to victory
Booker amassed 47 points, while Anthony Davis only managed five minutes on his return from injury.
# NBA
Sixers, Hawks, Jazz advance in NBA playoffs as Doncic brings Dallas 3-2 lead over Clippers
Seth Curry’s 30-point display helped the Sixers shrug off the injury absence of Joel Embiid.
# blaze of glory
Dame Lillard delivered an all-time great NBA playoff performance - and the Blazers still lost
Lillard sent the game to overtime, and then to double-overtime, finishing with 55 points before the Nuggets prevailed.
# Hoops
Washington Wizards down but not out after victory over Philadelphia 76ers
Westbrook finished the game with 19 points, 21 rebounds and 14 assists to record another triple-double.
# NBA Playoffs
Brooklyn Nets close in on series win as Big Three breeze past Boston, fan arrested for throwing water bottle
Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden combined for 104 points.
# NBA
Young scores 27 points for victorious Hawks to push Knicks close to NBA playoff elimination
The Atlanta Hawks defeated the New York outfit 113-96.
# Play-offs
Tatum scores 50 points as Boston Celtics beat Brooklyn Nets to pull series back to 2-1
The LA Clippers and the Atlanta Hawks also won.
# the brow
Anthony Davis double-double carries Los Angeles Lakers over Phoenix Suns
The win ensured the defending champions edged ahead of the Suns 2-1 in their first-round playoff series.
# Classless
Russell Westbrook furious after fan pours popcorn over his head during game
76ers condemn ‘classless, unacceptable behaviour’.
# new york state of mind
Derrick Rose leads the way as New York Knicks win first play-off game since 2013
The Utah Jazz also levelled against the Memphis Grizzlies and the Philadelphia 76ers had a second straight victory over the Washington Wizards.
# LA story
Los Angeles Lakers rally late to level first-round series with Phoenix Suns
The Californians had to hold off their resurgent hosts in the second half.
# Hoops
Devin Booker leads Phoenix Suns to victory over Los Angeles Lakers
There was late drama at Madison Square Garden as the Atlanta Hawks clinched a narrow win over the New York Knicks.
# Late Late Show
Last-gasp Middleton gives Bucks play-off advantage against the Heat
Milwaukee prevailed to draw first blood against Miami after a dramatic overtime finish.
# Hoops
Ja Morant ensures Grizzlies extend season at expense of Warriors
Memphis will go on to face the Utah Jazz in the post-season.
# you're a wizard
Washington clinch play-off spot with dominant win over Indiana
The Wizards will now meet the No 1 seed Philadelphia 76ers in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs.
# NBA
LeBron overcomes blurred vision in one eye to hit three-pointer in rallying win against Warriors
The four-time league MVP said he got poked in the eye which affected his vision.
# NBA
Steph Curry’s 46 points clinch scoring title and eighth seed for Golden State
The 33-year-old is the NBA’s oldest scoring champion since Michael Jordan achieved the feat aged 35 in 1998.
# NBA
Milwaukee Bucks edge closer to second seed in East with defeat of Miami Heat
The Bucks, currently third in the East, could snatch second seeding if they beat the Chicago Bulls.
# eastern promise
Philadelphia 76ers take top seed in East with victory over Orlando Magic
The Utah Jazz crept closer to securing top seed in the Western Conference play-offs after defeating the Oklahoma City Thunder.
# Hoops
New York Knicks keep pressure on with win over San Antonio Spurs
The Knicks are in the play-offs for the first time in eight years and are pushing to be No 4 seed in the East.
# Playoff Picture
New York Knicks and Atlanta Hawks clinch places in NBA playoffs
The Lakers kept their hopes of a top-six spot alive with a narrow win over Houston.
# Wrap
Last-gasp Lakers keep Knicks waiting for NBA playoff spot
Former Lakers player Julius Randle dominated scored 31 point for the Knicks against his old team.
# Westbrook in record books
Russell Westbrook sets new triple-double record in Washington Wizards’ loss
Westbrook broke Oscar Robertson’s 47-year-old record despite a one-point defeat to the Atlanta Hawks.