Basketball

2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup bids – Philippines’ vision and concept

Here, Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (the basketball federation of the Philippines) provides information about the vision and concept behind its bid. Philippines 2019 plans a “passionate, innovative and game-changing” FIBA Basketball World Cup that would stimulate the growth of basketball around the world. The Philippines has unveiled key details of its passionate, innovative and game-changing bid to host the 2019 ...

Iguodala delivers clutch performance in rare Warriors start

  ­ CLEVELAND: Getting his first start of the season on the game’s biggest stage, Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala delivered a standout performance that may ultimately prove to be the turning point in the NBA Finals. After losing consecutive games to the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Warriors were looking for a spark Thursday that would send them home with ...

UBA defy the odds to reach first finals

Few at the start of the season would have bet on a Riyadi-UBA’s clash in the final of the Lebanese Basketball League. Despite UBA consistently improving from year to year, all odds were in favor of another finals clash between archrivals Riyadi and Sagesse. But the script has been altered this season as it nears its conclusion. Sagesse entered the ...

Paul lifts Clippers past Spurs in Game 7

Chris Paul banked in a shot with a second left to lift the Los Angeles Clippers to a thrilling 111-109 victory over San Antonio in Game 7 Saturday that eliminated the defending NBA champion Spurs from the playoffs. After Spurs veteran Tim Duncan made two free throws to tie it with 8.8 seconds left, Paul drove the right side. He ...

Champville stun Riyadi to level series

Champville silenced the critics as they defeated reigning champions Riyadi Beirut 96-88 to level the best-of-seven semifinal series 1-1 Sunday at Dik al-Mehde. Champville were on the receivingend of local critics after slumping to a 44-point opening loss last Friday, but they had the perfect reaction by wrapping up an impressive victory over the defending champions. The hosts began the ...

Champville edge Mouttahed as Riyadi cruise

Champville survived a late scare to beat Mouttahed 91-88 in Game 1 of their quarterfinal series at Dik El Mehdi Saturday. Champville dominated the ealry goings and were ahead 46-29 at halftime. But Mouttahed have one of the deadliest offensive duo in the league in Dewarick Spencer and Perry Petty, with the latter hitting some big-time shots to claw the ...

Khazzouh’s 24 help Sagesse down Champville

Sagesse grabbed a morale-boosting 91-87 win against archrivals Champville in round three of the group stage of the Lebanese Basketball League at Ghazir. The match saw new security measures implemented by the governing body and the security forces following the unfortunate scenes that engulfed the Beirut derby two weeks ago at Manara. Sagesse were seeking to avenge their 138-130 double ...

Riyadi down UBA for 10th straight win in dead rubber

Leaders Riyadi overcame an early scare to achieve their 10th successive league victory, beating UBA 97-71 in round three of the group stage of the Lebanese Basketball League Friday at an empty Manara. Riyadi fans were slammed with a three-game ban following the scuffle that engulfed their match against Sagesse two weeks ago, which also led to a five-game ban ...

Harden’s triple-double helps Rockets over Wolves

HOUSTON: James Harden had 31 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for his second triple-double this season, leading the Houston Rockets to a 113-102 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves Monday night. Harden got off to a slow start, missing his first seven shots. He got going late in the first quarter, had 13 points at halftime and was a rebound ...

Warriors conquer Kings 121-96

Calif.: Stephen Curry had 23 points and nine assists as the Golden State Warriors rode a 23-0 spurt in the first half to beat the Sacramento Kings 121-96 Tuesday. The Warriors shut down Sacramento for more than seven minutes at the end of the first quarter and start of the second quarter to take an 18-point lead. They went ahead ...

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