Basketball

Banged up Golden State beat Phoenix with eight players

Eight months ago, the Golden State Warriors were trying to force Game 7 in the NBA Finals to seal their fate as arguably the greatest dynasty in NBA history. Now the Warriors are just trying to keep healthy bodies on the court. Source: Read Full Article

Russell Westbrook takes the lead with James Harden's Rockets

BOSTON — Since the moment James Harden became a member of the Houston Rockets in October 2012, the team has been almost exclusively built around him and his prodigious talent. That has led to plenty of Rockets victories on the back of Harden’s incredible offensive displays. And when Houston has lost, it can generally be traced back to Harden having a rare off night. Saturday against the Boston Celtics at

'He stood up': Didi Louzada in NBA sights after game-saving shot

Kings star Didi Louzada is shaping up to be the NBL's next NBA success story after single-handedly taking Sydney to victory in the dying minutes of Saturday night’s opening finals series match against Melbourne United. After laying relatively low throughout the entire match, Louzada swooped in where it counted, nailing a three-pointer with just 40 seconds left in the game just metres away from NBA Pelicans president David Griffin. Kings

Bane, TCU stun No. 2 Baylor with late 18-1 run

FORT WORTH, Texas — Desmond Bane scored 23 points, including eight straight in TCU’s tiebreaking run as the Horned Frogs upended No. 2 Baylor 75-72 on Saturday. Bane made a long tiebreaking 3-pointer with 4:42 left that put the Horned Frogs (16-13, 7-9 Big 12) ahead to stay. After blocking a shot by Jared Butler, Bane then made a turnaround jumper before adding another 3 to make it 63-55 with

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 ESPNNewYork.com 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 NBA.com’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