Rockets beat Spurs in first game since Harden trade

SAN ANTONIO: Christian Wood had 27 points and 15 rebounds and the Houston Rockets rallied to beat the San Antonio Spurs 109-105 on Thursday night in their first game since trading franchise cornerstone James Harden.Sterling Brown, who took Harden’s spot in the starting lineup, had 23 points,


Mavericks set NBA record with 50-point halftime lead in rout

LOS ANGELES: Luka Doncic scored 24 points and the Dallas Mavericks led by a NBA-record 50 points at halftime in a 124-73 rout of the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday.Josh Richardson added 21 points and Tim Hardaway Jr. had 18 points for the Mavericks.The Clippers trailed 77-27 at halftime, with thei


Shooting star: Warriors’ Curry makes 105 straight 3s post-practice

Marveling once again, Stephen Curry made 105 straight 3-pointers from the same baseline spot to finish practice Saturday leading into Golden State's game Sunday game at Chicago.The Warriors said they captured the final 103 on video at the Bulls' practice facility. Curry's shots were counted by his


NBA: James Harden available to play against Blazers

Houston Rockets star James Harden will be available to play against the Portland Trail Blazers for the next game. Harden violated the coronavirus protocols after attending the indoor party on Dec. 21 But he will not miss the next game since this was his first offense which took place on Christma


Clippers down Lakers, Nets rout Warriors in NBA openers

LOS ANGELES: The Los Angeles Lakers sure didn’t have long to savor their 17th NBA title. Little more than two months after the Lakers locked up the 2020 crown with a Finals win over the Miami Heat, they were back to the grind in a 116-109 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on the opening


Antetokounmpo agrees on record five-year deal with Bucks

LOS ANGELES: Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo ended speculation about his future on Tuesday after agreeing to a new long-term deal reported to be the biggest in NBA history. Antetokounmpo, who would have been able to enter free agency next year, said in a statement on Twitter


Anadolu Efes to face Olimpia Milano in EuroLeague

Anadolu Efes will take on Italian club AX Armani Exchange Milan in a Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Round 15 game on Thursday. The match will kick off at the Sinan Erdem Sports Hall in Istanbul at 1730GMT. Anadolu Efes were defeated by Russian side CSKA Moscow 100-65 in the previous EuroLeague game


Basketball: Anadolu Efes suffers huge loss at home

Turkish basketball team Anadolu Efes was stunned 77-59 Friday by Spain's TD Systems Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz in a Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Round 12 game in Istanbul.  It was the fifth loss for Anadolu Efes while Baskonia notched a sixth win in the regular season. US center Alec Peters sc


48 NBA players contract coronavirus

The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) has confirmed that 48 players have tested positive for coronavirus between Nov. 24 and 30. "Of the 546 players tested for COVID-19 during this initial return-to-market testing phase, 48 have returned positive tests," the NBPA said in a statement


UEFA reveals Nominees for Team of Year 2020

The Boston Celtics announced Monday the signings of guard Jeff Teague and forward Tristan Thompson. "The Boston Celtics have added four new faces to their roster over the past couple of weeks, with Aaron Nesmith and Payton Pritchard joining via the Draft, and Jeff Teague and Tristan Thompson comi


Turkey beat Netherlands 73-71 in EuroBasket 2022 quals

Turkish men's national basketball team toppled Netherlands 73-71 in Sunday's FIBA EuroBasket 2022 qualifying group match in Istanbul. Turkish star Shane Larkin led his team to victory, scoring 23 points and 9 assists. Sertac Sanli, the Turkish center, had 13 points. Dutch guards Charlon Kloof a


B-Ball: American point guard Berry II joins Besiktas

Turkish basketball side Besiktas signed a contract with American guard Joel Berry II on Tuesday, it announced in a statement. Besiktas said the deal has been reached with the 25-year-old until the end of the 2020-21 season. Berry II joined NBA's Los Angeles Lakers in the 2018-19 campaign but lat


NBA: Gordon Hayward agrees to 4-year deal with Hornets

NBA free agent forward Gordon Hayward agreed to a four-year deal with the Charlotte Hornets, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski said Saturday. “Free agent Gordon Hayward is signing a 4-year, $120M deal with Charlotte, per source,“ he said on Twitter. The Charlotte Hornets will waive Nic


NBA: Montrezl Harrell set to join LA Lakers

Free agent Montrezl Harrell will sign a two-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, ESPN reported on Friday. Harrell was named the 2020 NBA Sixth Man of the Year, an award that goes to the top performing substitute. “Harrell, who spent the past three seasons with the Clippers, will be movin


Basketball: Fenerbahce lose to Real Madrid in away game

Spain's Real Madrid beat Fenerbahce by a score of 94-74 Friday in Round 10 of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague. Alberto Abalde and Jaycee Carroll led the Spanish team to victory at Madrid's Wizink Center. Abalde racked up 17 points, while Carroll finished with 15. Anthony Randolph added 14 to go


Celtics star Hayward to be free agent: NBA insider

Boston Celtics star Gordon Hayward has decided to quit his $34 million lucrative deal with the Eastern Conference franchise to be a free agent this season, an NBA insider said on Friday. "Celtics’ Gordon Hayward has opted out of his $34M deal for the 2020-21 season and will become a free ag


EuroLeague: Anadolu Efes to face Khimki Moscow Region

Anadolu Efes will take on Khimki Moscow Region from Russia in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Round 10. The Thursday's game will kick off at Moscow's Mytishchi Arena at 1700GMT. Currently sitting in seventh place in the standings, Anadolu Efes have four wins and four defeats in the EuroLeague.


NBA: Bucks 'agree' to trade Ersan Ilyasova to Kings

The Sacramento Kings will acquire Turkish power forward Ersan Ilyasova in a trade with Milwaukee Bucks, an NBA insider claimed on Tuesday. As part of the exchange deal, Sacramento's Bogdan Bogdanovic -- former Fenerbahce guard -- will join the Bucks, according to Adrian Wojnarowski. “The B




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