Vegas Golden Knights dominate Edmonton Oilers, earn 6-3 victory

  By Henry Nery EBC Las Vegas Bureau LAS VEGAS (Eagle News) – Jonathan Marchessault scored two goals and goalie Malcolm Subban saved 16 of 19 shots as the Vegas Golden Knights defeat the Edmonton Oilers 6-3 on Sunday. The Golden Knights displayed their offense by scoring six goals and their defense by only allowing 19 shots the whole game. Head Coach, Gerard Gallant took notice of the team’s momentum on the Oilers. “I thought […]

Harden completes set as Rockets trounce Hawks

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Houston Rockets star James Harden carved a piece of NBA history on Tuesday after a 31-point haul against the Atlanta Hawks made him the first player to score at least 30 points against every team in the league in the same season. The 29-year-old reigning NBA MVP’s points milestone came in a dominant 121-105 road win over the Hawks. The win allowed the Rockets to keep up the pressure […]

Spurs beat Warriors to extend streak, Nuggets clinch playoff spot

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — The San Antonio Spurs rolled to their season-best ninth straight win by toppling the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors with a 111-105 victory on Monday. DeMar DeRozan scored 26 points and LaMarcus Aldridge finished with 23 points and 13 rebounds as the NBA’s hottest team guaranteed themselves a league record 22nd straight winning season. The Spurs won their 11th consecutive home game and improved to 42-29 on the […]

Germany’s Nowitzki passes Chamberlain on NBA scoring list

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Dirk Nowitzki, who helped revolutionize the game as a big man with a potent long-range jump shot, passed Wilt Chamberlain on the National Basketball Association’s all-time scoring list on Monday. The 40-year-old German, who is playing in his 21st and possibly final season with the Dallas Mavericks, needed four points in a home game Monday to pass Chamberlain who scored 31,419 in his hall-of-fame career. Nowitzki reached the milestone […]

AAF: Arizona Hotshots hand Orlando Apollos first loss of season

By Melissa Potes EBC Florida Bureau ORLANDO, Florida (Eagle News) — In an entertaining matchup between non-conference opponents the Orlando Apollos and the Arizona Hotshots, the Hotshots sealed a 22-17 win and broke out of their slump after an advantageous penalty with four seconds remaining in the game. Quarterback Garrett Gilbert and the Apollos started out strong scoring on a touchdown on their initial possession for the second game in a row, but Arizona’s secondary tested […]

Sixers beat East-leading Bucks to clinch postseason spot

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Joel Embiid scored 40 points and 15 rebounds as the Philadelphia 76ers overcame Giannis Antetokounmpo’s career-high 52 points with a playoff berth-clinchingg 130-125 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday. It was Embiid’s 52nd double-double and the 25th time he has scored at least 30 points and seized 10 rebounds in a NBA game. Embiid’s best quarter was the fourth when he tallied 18 points as the Sixers earned […]

Knicks stun LeBron, Lakers with late rally

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — LeBron James scored 33 points but it was not enough to prevent the Los Angeles Lakers sliding to an embarrassing 124-123 defeat to the league-worst New York Knicks on Sunday. The Lakers, who are all but out of contention for the playoffs, blew a 122-111 lead late in the fourth quarter as the Knicks ended a run of eight consecutive defeats with an upset win at Madison Square Garden. […]

Raptors defeat Lakers 111-98

TORONTO, Ontario (Eagle News) — The King’s reign seems to be over as he and the visiting L.A. Lakers are on the brink of elimination from the playoffs. If LeBron James misses the playoffs this season, it will mark the first time that he has missed the NBA finals in eight seasons. Although James up and left the eastern conference, Raptor fans can breathe easy knowing they helped in ensuring James has an even slimmer […]

Harden powers Rockets to victory over Suns

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — James Harden flirted with a triple double as the Houston Rockets beat the Phoenix Suns for the 10th straight game with a 108-102 win on Friday. Harden had 41 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds finishing just one rebound short of a triple double. He also had six steals. Houston was behind for much of the game and shot poorly from beyond the arc but their ability to finish […]

Pacers overcome Westbrook’s triple double to edge Thunder

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Wesley Matthews scored the winning basket with two seconds remaining in the fourth quarter as the Indiana Pacers rallied in the second half to defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder 108-106 on Thursday. Matthews put back the winner with two seconds left, capping a 16 point night with seven rebounds for the Pacers who were down by 18 points at one stage. Domantas Sabonis, who used to play for the […]

Shiffrin wins first World Cup Super-G globe she ‘dreamed of’

By Peter BERLIN Agence France-Presse (AFP) — Mikaela Shiffrin won the World Cup Super-G crystal globe for the first time Thursday, adding it to the overall title and the slalom globe she has already won this ski season. The American, who turned 24 on Wednesday, clinched the title when she tied for fourth with Austria’s Nicole Schmidhofer, 0.44sec behind winner Viktoria Rebensburg of Germany in Soldeu, Andorra. It was enough to ensure that her only […]

NBA Warriors snap 9-game Houston win streak, avoid sweep

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Playing without injured Kevin Durant, the Golden State Warriors snapped Houston’s nine-game win streak and avoided being swept this season by the Rockets with a 106-104 road victory Wednesday. Klay Thompson scored a game-high 30 points while DeMarcus Cousins netted a season-high 27 points plus team-highs of eight rebounds and seven assists and Stephen Curry contributed 24 points in a crucial victory for the defending champions. “When Kevin is out, […]