(The Sports Xchange) – LeBron James scored 33 points, including the go-ahead three-pointer with 1:08 remaining, and Cleveland completed a four-game sweep of Indiana in their NBA playoff opening-round series.
TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands, CMC – The Bahamas crowned themselves Caribbean champions when they turned back a resilient Cuba in the final of the regional Basketball Championship here Saturday night.
The ‘Road to Mecca’ began Saturday night at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall with wins for Colts, Retrieve Raiders, Ravens and Kings as the new executive of the Guyana Amateur Basketball federation staged its first tournament a countrywide inter-club affair.
Masked James leads Heat past Orlando (The Sports Xchange) – Indiana forward Paul George scored 10 points over the final four minutes, 20 seconds as the Pacers, the team with the best record in the NBA, beat the Boston Celtics 102-97.
SAN ANTONIO, (Reuters) – Stringing together a two-game win streak sounds routine for the reigning champion Miami Heat, but they have failed to do it for more than three weeks and must do so in the NBA Finals or risk losing their crown.
(Sports Direct) – Roy Hibbert collected a post-season career-high 24 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as host Indiana Pacers won a defensive battle over the New York Knicks to take a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal with a 82-71 points win on Saturday.
(Sports Direct) – Denver’s Andre Iguodala collected 25 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists as the Nuggets forced a Game Six against Golden State with a 107-100 points win.
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – The Los Angeles Clippers are sweating on the fitness of All-Star forward Blake Griffin, who aggravated an ankle injury during a first-round playoff loss to Memphis on Tuesday that leaves the team on the brink of elimination.
(Reuters) – LeBron James scored 29 points and flirted with a triple-double as the Miami Heat claimed a 103-97 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder in a rematch of last season’s NBA finals on a Christmas Day schedule of five games.
(Reuters) – The Denver Nuggets took full advantage of a Memphis Grizzlies team lacking in confidence by grinding out a 99-94 home win to get back to .500 for the season on Friday.
Coach of the Bounty Colts basketball team, Philip Rockcliffe ‘One Foot’ George was laid to rest yesterday after a ceremony at the Our Lady of Fatima Cathedral on North Road which was attended by a large number of former players.
(Reuters) – The Miami Heat gained a little revenge for their loss in last year’s NBA finals, by spoiling the Dallas Mavericks’ championship celebration with a resounding 105-94 victory on today’s opening day of the season.
After a two-year hiatus Guyana’s national female basketball team will be back in action as they are scheduled to compete in the Gillian Brazier tournament in Antigua.
Former junior national basketball player Orin Rose put on a clinic to lead his team, Unknowns, undefeated through to the next round of the Mackeson Smooth Moves 3-on-3 basketball tournament at the Mackenzie Sports Club (MSC) Court last Wednesday evening.
Tonight’s third night of the Mackeson Smooth Moves basketball tournament will see action at the Mackenzie Sports Club Hard Court and the Albouystown basketball court as the nation’s premier players vie for a chance to cash in on the tournament’s $1M first prize.
(Reuters) – The National Basketball Association (NBA) has cancelled the first two weeks of the regular season after the league owners and players were unable to resolve a bitter labor dispute on Monday.
Christopher Barnwell’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) performance led the Celebrity Athletes to a marginal victory over the Celebrity Entertainers of the annual Celebrity Athletes versus Entertainers Basketball showdown at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall last Sunday.
The South Pacific Play Ground in Brooklyn came alive last Sunday as scores of overseas-based Guyanese turned out to witness the start of the three-game friendly series between Linden and Georgetown.
SHANGHAI, (Reuters) – Standing seven-foot, six inches tall and weighing 140 kilograms it is hard to imagine Yao Ming being afraid of anything, but the Chinese basketball icon, who retired on Wednesday, told Reuters he was “scared” after being taken first in the 2002 NBA draft.
NEW YORK, (Reuters) – Disgraced Olympic sprinter Marion Jones has been released by the Tulsa Shock, putting her Women’s National Basketball Association career in jeopardy, the team said yesterday.
The Wind Jammer Inter-national Hotel along with former junior national player Carey Griffith made a contribution of $100,000 yesterday to Guyana’s National Basketball team now preparing for the 21st Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) Championships in the Bahamas from July 23-29.
SHANGHAI, (Reuters) – China’s Yao Ming, who opened up the world’s most populous country to the NBA and became an Asian sporting icon, officially announced the end of his basketball career yesterday.
SHANGHAI, (Reuters) – Yao Ming has made it possible for young Chinese basketball players to chase their NBA dreams and the country will produce more top quality players in the coming years, All Star guard Kobe Bryant said yesterday.
VP Sports Update Inter Organisation Basketball League quarterfinal round bounces off tonight at the Burnham Court from 19:00 hrs.
Defending Champions, Kwakwani Secondary held off McKenzie High School on Saturday to make it into the finals of the 2011 National Schools’ Basketball Championships at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.
Sterling Products Limited last Saturday under their Igloo Ice Cream brand committed to sponsoring the 2011 National Schools Basketball Festival at the company’s head office at Providence, East Bank Demerara.
Dominic Vincente dropped 31 points to lead Trust College to a comeback win against Queen’s College in a semifinal playoff of the National Schools Basketball Festival at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall yesterday.
New Amsterdam Multilateral overpowered Brickdam Secondary when the National Schools Basketball Festival continued on Wednesday at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.
NEW YORK, (Reuters) – Frank Vogel was named head coach of the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday, about five months after he took over the struggling team on an interim basis and led them to a playoff berth.
Linden Technical Institute (LTI) registered the highest team score last Monday when they dropped 106 points on President’s College (PC) in the Division One quarterfinal of the National Schools Basketball Festival at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall (CASH).
By Treiston Joseph Tutorial Academy walked away with every possible award after they defeated New Amsterdam Multilateral Secondary School yesterday in the final of the National Schools Basketball Festival, Berbice Conference.
Edward B. Beharry and Co. Ltd Champion brand yesterday renewed their support for the National Schools Basketball Festival organized by the Youth Basketball Guyana (YBG) and the National Sports Commission (NSC) at the company’s head office in Charlotte Street.
By Treston Joseph Neil Gordon single handedly lifted St. Stanislaus College over School of the Nations 79-70 to reach the final of the Youth Basketball Guyana (YGB) and National Sports Commission Schools’ Basketball Championships in the Georgetown Conference Sunday evening at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall (CASH).
OKLAHOMA CITY, (Reuters) – The Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Memphis Grizzlies 105-90 yesterday to seal their place in the National Basketball Association (NBA) Western Conference finals.
BOSTON, (Reuters) – Doc Rivers has agreed to a fresh five-year deal to remain head coach of the Boston Celtics and take the franchise into a new era, the NBA team said yesterday.
NEW YORK, (Reuters) – Most Valuable Player Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls and LeBron James of the Miami Heat, winner of the two previous MVP awards, were selected for this season’s All-NBA team, the league said yesterday.
MIAMI, (Reuters) – An inspired LeBron James delivered the decisive blow with the last 10 points as the Miami Heat beat the Boston Celtics 97-87 on Wednesday to book their place in the Eastern Conference finals.
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – Fatigue had been the biggest reason for the premature exit from the playoffs by the NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers, All-Star guard Kobe Bryant said yesterday.
NEW YORK, (Reuters) – Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bynum has been suspended for the first five games of next season for his flagrant foul on Dallas Mavericks guard J.J.
BOSTON, (Reuters) – LeBron James muscled his way to a 35-point, 14-rebound performance as the Miami Heat pushed the Boston Celtics to the brink of playoff elimination with a 98-90 overtime triumph Monday.
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – The aging and erratic Los Angeles Lakers faced an uncertain future yesterday after the NBA champions were embarrassingly swept out of the second round of the playoffs by the Dallas Mavericks.
DALLAS, (Reuters) – Phil Jackson, the most successful coach in NBA history, walked gingerly off the court for what is likely to be the final time following the Los Angeles Lakers’ season-ending loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday.
CHICAGO, (Reuters) – Chicago’s Derrick Rose was in MVP mode on Friday scoring a career-high 44 points to lead the Bulls to a 99-82 win over the Atlanta Hawks as Dallas beat the Los Angeles Lakers to leave the two-time defending champions on the ropes.
NEW YORK, (Reuters) – The Sacramento Kings will remain in the California capital for at least one more season after dropping plans to relocate to Anaheim, the NBA team confirmed yesterday.
MIAMI, (Reuters) – Dwyane Wade played a key role in creating Miami’s ‘Big Three’, urging LeBron James and Chris Bosh to join him at the Heat, and on Sunday he repaid them with a stellar 38-point display as they beat the Celtics 99-90 in their second round playoff opener.
OKLAHOMA CITY, (Reuters) – The Memphis Grizzlies continued their magical playoff run by mauling the Oklahoma City Thunder 114-101 on Sunday to draw first blood in their best-of-seven Western Conference semi-final series.
The girl’s Basketball Developmental Programme hosted by the Youth Basketball Guyana (YGB) continued yesterday at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall from 12:30hrs.
NEW ORLEANS, (Reuters) – Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol exploded for 23 of Los Angeles’ 29 points in the third quarter to propel the two-time defending NBA champions to a 98-80 victory over Western Conference rivals the New Orleans Hornets on Thursday, sending them into the next round of the playoffs.
NASSAU, Bahamas, CMC – The Bahamas will host the men’s and women’s editions of the Caribbean Championships this year.
The Youth Basketball Guyana (YBG) Organization will be staging the YBG Girls Basketball Development Jamboree today and tomorrow from 12:30hrs at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.