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# 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.
# greek nightmare
Giannis Antetokounmpo injury caps grim night for Milwaukee Bucks
The series is now level at 2-2.
# LA Night
Los Angeles Clippers defeat Phoenix Suns in do-or-die NBA playoff game
The Suns had led the best-of-seven series 3-1.
Atlanta Hawks stumble as Milwaukee Bucks take slender play-off lead
Khris Middleton top-scored for Milwaukee with 38, including three straight three-pointers in the fourth quarter.
# order of the phoenix
Victory in LA leaves Phoenix Suns on brink of first NBA finals in 28 years
The Suns can finish the job with another win over the Clippers back in Phoenix on Monday.
# Hoops
Giannis Antetokounmpo leads the Milwaukee Bucks to series-levelling victory
The Bucks led throughout in Milwaukee, successfully shutting down Trae Young.
# boy george
Los Angeles Clippers cut series deficit with historic victory over Phoenix Suns
The defeat ended the Suns’ franchise-record playoff winning streak at nine games.
# Going Well
Young scores 48 to power Hawks past Bucks in NBA playoffs
Young’s tally was a career playoff high, while he also contributed 11 assists and seven rebounds in Wednesday’s opening game of the NBA Eastern Conference finals.
# best in the west
Suns break Clippers' hearts in Game 2 with last-second alley-oop
Phoenix open up 2-0 lead in Western Conference finals.
# Hoop Dreams
Harlem Globetrotters want to join NBA as expansion franchise
There is speculation the NBA is considering adding a 31st team to the league.
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.
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.