New Orleans' unexpected playoff push is in the hands of its youth

This was meant to be a rebuilding year for the New Orleans Pelicans, a chance to give their young talents some experience en route back to the NBA draft lottery. The trouble is, no one told their players. After a demoralising 6-22 start with No 1 pick Zion Williamson recovering from knee surgery, the Pelicans are now just two games behind the Memphis Grizzlies for the eighth spot in the Western

Kawhi: 'Sky's the limit' for healthy, inspired Clips

Ohm Youngmisuk has covered the Giants, Jets and the NFL since 2006. Prior to that, he covered the Nets, Knicks and the NBA for nearly a decade. He joined after working at the New York Daily News for almost 12 years and is a graduate of Michigan State University. Follow him on Twitter »  Ohm’s chat archive » LOS ANGELES — Doc Rivers wasn’t able to run the LA Clippers’

Flyers to fight fire with fire in WNBL grand final series

Southside Flyers star Bec Cole says her side is refreshed and ready to chase a championship when the WNBL grand final series tips off at Dandenong Stadium on Sunday. The Flyers have transformed this season, taking over the Dandenong Rangers licence and putting together a team which has topped the league and now has reigning champions Canberra Capitals as the last obstacle to the title. Bec Cole (left) says Southside

Teenage freak’s history making NBA run

Zion Williamson has proved throughout his opening 14 games in the NBA he’s built differently to other rookies in the league. His frame is more suited to an NFL linebacker instead of a first year professional basketball player, but Williamson uses it to his advantage. Watch the 2019/20 NBA Season with ESPN on KAYO. Up to up to 7 LIVE games every week! New to Kayo? Get your 14-day free

MVP Ladder: James Harden and Russell Westbrook boost credentials in MVP race

Houston Rockets twin superstars James Harden and Russell Westbrook have boosted their credentials in the race for the MVP, says’s Sekou Smith. Follow Sky Sports NBA on Twitter See the NBA's best plays and stay up to date with the latest news This isn’t the first time Harden and Westbrook are in the thick of the MVP chase as a season winds down. Source: Read Full Article

The biggest 2020 NBA draft moments to watch now

How will a crucial stretch of March basketball swing the 2020 NBA draft? In a class that has little consensus throughout the lottery, huge moments on the biggest stages could help any prospect break through into another tier of leaguewide draft boards. But unfortunately for NBA teams and fans of the worst squads, not all of the top players will be participating deep into the month. So what are the

LA Lakers win seventh game in a row with LeBron James sidelined

LA Lakers win seventh game in a row with LeBron James sidelined as Anthony Davis and Co keep high-flyers top of Western Conference with 116-86 rout of Golden State Warriors The LA Lakers made it seven wins on the spin against Golden State Warriors  With LeBron James sidelined, Anthony Davis scored 23 points and six rebounds  James was rested due to recurring soreness in his troublesome left groin Warriors coach

'That kid that gets everything': Bogut lays in to cashed-up rivals

Sydney Kings big man Andrew Bogut has labelled Melbourne United the competition’s ‘‘trust-fund baby’’  as the bitter rivals head in to the NBL semi-finals. United coach Dean Vickerman adopted the underdog tag in the lead-up to Saturday night’s series opener at Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena, suggesting the Kings are under pressure to live up to their top-seed billing. Andrew Bogut says Melbourne United have been set up to succeed.Credit:Getty Images

'Cyborg' Barlow a key player as United look to upset Kings

Sydney Kings great Jason Smith still remembers a teenage David Barlow as a 'cyborg'. Smith was the grand final MVP and one of Barlow's mentors in the Sydney club's last championship win in 2004-2005 and as an established Australian Boomers and NBL leader, Smith knew Barlow was set for a long career based on his two-way play and his dedication to his craft. Few times were more telling than when