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NBA: Ginobili soars to deny Harden and Rockets as Spurs take thriller

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Kawhi Leonard scored 22 points as the San Antonio Spurs outgunned the Houston Rockets 110-107 in an overtime thriller to grab a 3-2 lead in their Western Conference playoff series on Tuesday. Veteran Manu Ginobili pulled off an astonishing defensive block of James Harden as the Rockets star shaped for a game-tying three-pointer in the final seconds of overtime at San Antonio’s AT&T Center. It was a superb piece […]

Warriors beat Jazz; 121-95

The Golden State Warriors beat the Utah Jazz, sweeping the best of seven series. The Warriors defeated the Jazz with two-time MVP Stephen Curry leading in the scoring department with 30 points. Klay Thompson contributed 21 points, 2 rebounds and 2 steals. Because of the win, the Golden State Warriors are now advancing in the finals of the Western Conference.

NBA: Curry leads Warriors rout of Jazz to complete sweep

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Stephen Curry scored 30 points as the Golden State Warriors wrapped up a series sweep with a 121-95 rout of the Utah Jazz on Monday. The Warriors advanced to a Western Conference finals showdown against either Houston or San Antonio after overcoming a fleeting Utah rally to take the series 4-0 at Salt Lake City’s Vivint Smart Home Arena. It was a second consecutive 4-0 series victory for the […]

Sharapova loses to Bouchard in 2nd round of Madrid Open

Maria Sharapova losses in the hand of her biggest critic, Eugene Bouchard, on the 2nd round of Madrid Open Bouchard beats the Russian tennis star with the score of 7-5, 2-6 and 6-4 in almost 2 hours of the game. This is the second game of Sharapova following her 15 months ban of playing after being positive on an illegal substance. During the comeback of the Russian star, Sharapova was denounced by the Canadian Tennis […]

NBA: Nene out of Rockets’ playoff push

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Houston Rockets forward Nene has been ruled out of the remainder of the season after suffering a torn thigh muscle, the team confirmed on Monday. The 34-year-old Brazilian was injured in the first quarter of Sunday’s Game 4 win over the San Antonio Spurs, hobbling off after just two minutes. “The Rockets medical staff is currently reviewing treatment options,” the team said in a statement. Nene’s absence is a […]

Canelo Alvarez dominates Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr, claims unanimous decision win

LAS VEGAS, United States (Reuters) — Canelo Alvarez dominated and easily defeated fellow Mexican Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr, earning a unanimous decision win Saturday (May 6) night at the T-Mobile Center in Las Vegas. Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 Knockouts) won all 12 rounds in defeating Chavez, Jr (50-3-1, 32 KOs) with all three judges scoring the fight 120-108 in match that was fought at an agreed upon catchweight of 164.5 pounds (74.6 kilograms). Current middleweight champion […]

NBA: Cavaliers sweep past Raptors into conference finals

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — The NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers powered into the Eastern Conference finals on Sunday, downing the Toronto Raptors 109-102 to complete a four-game sweep of their playoff series. LeBron James scored 35 points with nine rebounds and six assists as the Cavaliers subdued the desperate Raptors to remain unbeaten in eight games in these playoffs. They’re the first team to win eight games in a row over consecutive post-season runs. […]

Green fuels Warriors win, Wizards down Celtics

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Draymond Green keyed an early surge as the Golden State Warriors defeated the Utah Jazz 115-104 on Thursday to take a 2-0 lead in their NBA Western Conference second-round playoff series. Green drained five three-pointers en route to 21 points as the Warriors remained unbeaten in six games this post-season. Kevin Durant added 25 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists, while Stephen Curry had 23 points and seven assists for […]

NBA: Physical Wizards claw back against Celtics

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — John Wall scored 24 points as the Washington Wizards trimmed the deficit in their NBA Eastern Conference playoff series against Boston on Thursday with a 116-89 victory. The Wizards seized control of the contest with a 22-0 scoring run in the first quarter. Although they never trailed, there was plenty of tension, with eight technical fouls handed out and Washington’s Kelly Oubre Jr. ejected in the first half for a […]

NBA: Parker to miss end of season over leg injury

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — San Antonio Spurs star Tony Parker will miss the remainder of the NBA playoff season after suffering a leg injury during his team’s win over the Houston Rockets, the Spurs said Thursday. Parker collapsed to the court in agony during the fourth quarter of the Spurs’ series-levelling win over the Rockets on Wednesday. The French star was carted off by teammates Dewayne Dedmon and Dejounte Murray and did not […]

NBA: LeBron James reaches another playoff scoring milestone

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Wednesday for second place on the NBA’s all-time playoff scoring list on Wednesday and now has No. 1 Michael Jordan in his sights. James moved ahead of Abdul-Jabbar (5,762 points) with his 27th point in a 125-103 Cleveland win over the Toronto Raptors in game two of their best-of-seven playoff series. Jordan heads the list with 5,987 points but James […]