James leads Cavs to sweep of Pacers

(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.

Road to Mecca begins with wins for Linden, G/town clubs

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.

NBA round-up

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.

Pacers, Grizzlies win

(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.

James leads Heat past Thunder in finals rematch

(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.

Philip George laid to rest

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.

Heat spoil Mavericks’ party with Christmas Day crushing

(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.

Unknowns into next round of 3-on-3 basketball

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.

Yao proud to have survived NBA and ‘Shaq’

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.

Bryant salutes Yao impact on China’s NBA dreams

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.

Tutorial takes every possible award

National Schools Basketball Festival

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.

Gordon lifts Saints over Nations 79-70

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).

Rose, James and Howard headline All-NBA selections

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.

Heat burn Celtics in OT to take 3-1 lead

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.

Rose leads Bulls to rout of Hawks, Mavs grab 3-0 lead

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.

Wading in!

- Led by a virtuoso performance from Dwayne Wade Miami Heat ran over the Boston Celtics in their opening NBA semi-final

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.

YBG programme up and running

The girl’s Basketball Developmental Programme hosted by the Youth Basketball Guyana (YGB) continued yesterday at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall from 12:30hrs.

Lakers squash Hornets to march on

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.