Euroleague board declares Zenit officially lost 2 games

European basketball's governing body announced Wednesday that Russia's Zenit St. Petersburg was officially defeated by Spanish sides TD Systems Baskonia and Valencia. "The Euroleague Basketball Disciplinary Judge has declared that Zenit St. Petersburg loses by the result of zero to twenty (0-20)

NBA: Lakers win 1st finals in decade, clinch 17th title

The Los Angeles Lakers beat the Miami Heat 106-93 late Sunday to win their first NBA Finals in 10 years and clinched their 17th title in franchise history.  In a bizarre season mired with COVID-19 and suspended since March, the Western conference champions won the best-of-seven-games Finals

NBA: Heat win Game 5 in NBA Finals

The Miami Heat beat the Los Angeles Lakers 111-108 late Friday in Game 5 of the NBA Finals to force a Game 6.  The Eastern Conference champions now trail 3-2 in the best-of-seven series against the Western champions in Orlando, Florida where games resumed in August after the season was suspe

Former WNBA guard Cappie Pondexter reportedly missing

Former WNBA player Cappie Pondexter has been missing for several days, contributing writer for The Athletic Buffalo and The Athletic WNBA, Lyndsey D'Arcangelo said Thursday.  "Cappie Pondexter has been declared a missing person and there is an active investigation going on into her disappear

Basketball: Barcelona coaches contract coronavirus

The manager and assistant coach of Barcelona have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the Spanish basketball club announced on Saturday. "FC Barcelona basketball head coach Sarunas Jasikevicius and his assistant Darius Maskoliunas have both tested positive for COVID-19 in the latest PCR te

Lakers power past Heat in NBA Finals opener

The Los Angeles Lakers manhandled the Miami Heat 116-98 in game one of the NBA Finals today in a dominant start to their quest for a 17th championship. After a 10-year absence from the championship series, the Lakers returned with a vengeance in the NBA's quarantine bubble in Orlando, Florida An

Heat beat Celtics in Game 6, advance to NBA finals

The Miami Heat defeated the Boston Celtics 125-113 on Sunday in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals to advance to the NBA Finals. Heat's big man Bam Adebayo was dominant in the close out game. He finished with 32 points, 14 rebounds and 5 assists. Heat star Jimmy Butler chipped in with 22 poi

Davis, Lakers beat Nuggets to take 3-1 lead in West finals

 The Los Angeles Lakers are a victory away from returning to the NBA Finals — and only another comeback from 3-1 down by the Denver Nuggets can stop them.Anthony Davis scored 34 points, LeBron James had 26 and the Lakers beat the Nuggets 114-108 on Thursday night in Game 4 of the Wester

LeBron, Giannis unanimously selected to All-NBA First Team

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James and Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo unanimously were selected to the 2019-20 All-NBA First Team, the league announced Wednesday.  James set the NBA record with his 16th All-NBA Team selection, surpassing the 15 set by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar,

NBA champion Raptors keep title hopes alive with Anunoby buzzer-beater against Celtics

OG Anunoby drained a buzzer-beating three-pointer as the Toronto Raptors resuscitated their NBA title defense Thursday with a 104-103 victory over the Boston Celtics.Kyle Lowry, tasked with inbounding the ball with half a second on the clock and the Raptors down 103-101, lofted a perfect arcing pa

Several European Basketball Tournaments Delayed

Some European basketball club competitions have been rescheduled because of various coronavirus restrictions on the continent. The regular season of the Europe Cup is now scheduled to begin in January. FIBA had hoped to start the second-tier competition by October. FIBA also said the EuroCup wom

Bucks, Lakers stunned in playoff openers

 First it was Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks, unable to call upon what was one of the best defenses in the league. Then came LeBron James and the Lakers, clanging 3-pointers off the rim to provide a steady sound in a mostly empty gym. These NBA playoffs already promised to be the most

NBA sees seven of the eight first-round matchups set

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida: The NBA playoff bracket is nearly set.Wednesday’s results filled in five of what were the six unknown matchups for Round 1 of the postseason, which starts next week at Walt Disney World.In the Western Conference: Houston and Oklahoma City will meet in the first rou

Kuzma’s 3-pointer lifts Lakers past Nuggets

Kyle Kuzma hit a 3-pointer with .4 seconds left and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Denver Nuggets 124-121 Monday night to snap a three-game losing streak. LeBron James threw an inbounds pass to Anthony Davis, who flipped it to Kuzma on the right wing for the game-winner as the clock ran down. T

Celtics build 40-point lead, roll past Raptors 122-100

The way the NBA standings look right now, there’s a reasonable chance that the Boston Celtics and Toronto Raptors could be slotted to see each other in the Eastern Conference semifinals. And Celtics coach Brad Stevens is already making it clear — if that happens, a blowout win over th

Paul George, Clippers bury Pelicans with 3-point spree

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida: Paul George made three straight 3-pointers in the opening minutes and scored 28 points for the Los Angeles Clippers in a 126-103 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday night.Los Angeles broke a franchise record by making 25 of 47 3-pointers, with George making

LeBron James hits go-ahead basket as Lakers edge Clippers in NBA restart

LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers showed some rust. They knocked it off with time to spare. Anthony Davis scored 34 points, James had the go-ahead basket with 12.8 seconds left and the Lakers moved closer to clinching the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference playoffs by topping the Los Ang

LeBron won’t wear social justice message on Lakers jersey

LeBron James says his thoughts on social justice can’t be contained on the back of a basketball jersey. The Los Angeles Lakers superstar won’t wear one of the NBA-approved social justice messages on the back of his jersey when the NBA resumes competition later this month in the Orlando