MIAMI, (Reuters) – The Miami supporting cast helped the Heat survive one final run from the Philadelphia 76ers to hold on for a 97-91 victory on Wednesday that advanced them to the next round of the NBA’s playoffs.
CHICAGO, (Reuters) – Derrick Rose showed no effects of his injured left ankle as the Chicago Bulls pushed their way past the Indiana Pacers with a 116-89 first round playoff series-ending rout on Tuesday.
MEMPHIS, (Reuters) – Western Conference top seeds San Antonio were pushed to the brink of elimination from the first round of the NBA playoffs after the Memphis Grizzlies took a 3-1 series lead with a 104-86 win over the Spurs on Monday.
The Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF) and the Guyana Basketball Officials Council (GBOC), four-day International Basketball Federation (FIBA), pre-certification clinic concluded yesterday at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.
ORLANDO, (Reuters) – The Atlanta Hawks exploded offensively in the middle two quarters to beat the Orlando Magic 103-93 in their NBA playoff series opener on Saturday.
TORONTO, (Reuters) – After a sluggish start to the season, the Miami Heat’s All-Star trio of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh have silenced their critics and head into the playoffs among the favourites to win an NBA title.
Old basketball foes will collide tomorrow night at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall when Courts Pacesetters and Ravens basketball clubs clash in the finals of the Georgetown Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF) National Club Championships.
TORONTO, (Reuters) – The Miami Heat completed their regular season with a confident 97-79 win over the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday, the star-studded lineup now able to shift their focus to a tilt at the NBA championship.
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – The Los Angeles Lakers snapped a five-game losing streak with a 102-93 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday, but the win was marred by a knee injury to starting center Andrew Bynum.
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant was fined $100,000 by the NBA yesterday for comments directed at a referee during a recent game that have been strongly criticised by leading gay rights groups.
SACRAMENTO, California, (Reuters) – The Oklahoma City Thunder maintained their late bid to claim a higher Western Conference playoff seeding with a 120-112 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Monday.
SAN DIEGO, (Reuters) – Ten people, including two former basketball players and a former assistant coach at the University of San Diego, have been indicted in connection with a scheme to fix games since 2008, federal prosecutors said yesterday.
MIAMI, (Reuters) – LeBron James and the Miami Heat took firm control of the Eastern Conference’s second seed with a crushing 100-77 triumph over the Boston Celtics on Sunday.
The Georgetown Amateur Basketball Association (GABA) is currently focusing its attention on the formation of committees and the structuring of the administration of the clubs as well as re-registering clubs, among other matters.
Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Captain Eon Murray was elected to head the Linden Amateur Basketball Association (LABA) when the basketball sub-association finally held their Annual General Meeting (AGM) and elections Wednesday at the Mackenzie Sports Club (MSC) pavilion.
Following the conclusion of the inaugural Kevin Lawrence Memorial Basketball Tournament which was won by Dyna’s Ravens, the team began a charitable move to give back to the basketball fraternity in some schools.
CLEVELAND, Ohio, (Reuters)- LeBron James’s triple double was not enough to help the Miami Heat overcome the lowly Cleveland Cavaliers, who beat the playoff bound Heat 102-90 on Tuesday.
The Guyana Basketball Officials Council (GBOC), which was recently established by the Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF), will officially begin operations today with a referees’ clinic at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall from 18:00 hours.
The Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF) launched its inaugural National Club Championships with the support of ANSA McAL and Digicel yesterday at the Waterchris Hotel.
Captain Eon Murray and the rest of his executive are expected to be installed into office today when the Linden Amateur Basketball Association (LABA) Annual General Meeting (AGM) and election of office bearers for the 2011/12 term takes place.
In an effort to pinpoint Guyana’s top basketball club and jump off competitive club basketball for the year, the Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF) has scheduled the commencement of its highly-anticipated GABF National Club Championships for April 2.
The Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF) will be revamping the current structure and training of basketball officials with the implementation of the Guyana Basketball Officials Council (GBOC).
More teams continue to chalk up wins in the University of Guyana (UG) Inter-Faculty Basketball Tournament, which continued yesterday with a game that saw the Faculty of Technology defeating UG’s staff team 56-53.
Two-time defending champions of the University of Guyana (UG) Inter-Faculty basketball tournament, the Faculty of Natural Sciences demolished the Faculty of Agriculture/Forestry 72-43 when the two teams met in this year’s edition of the competition yesterday afternoon at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.
ATLANTA, (Reuters) – Joe Johnson dug himself out of a shooting slump with 36 points to lead the Atlanta Hawks to a 110-85 rout of the struggling Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday.
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) and elections of the Linden Amateur Basketball Association (LABA) had to be postponed Sunday last but a new date has not yet been scheduled.
The sixth Annual Victory Valley Royals Schools Basketball Championship is set to be officially launched on Friday in Linden at the LEND Building (formally LEAP).
MIAMI, (Reuters) – The Orlando Magic stunned the Miami Heat with an inspired second-half comeback on Thursday, overcoming a 24-point deficit with a flurry of three-pointers to secure a thrilling 99-96 victory.
ORLANDO, Florida, (Reuters) – Orlando brought the New York Knicks back to Earth with a bump on Tuesday with Dwight Howard grabbing 30 points in the Magic’s 116-110 win.
The Youth Basketball Guyana (YBG) Challenge Series has been rescheduled to March 11-13 from its original February 25-27 date, according to a release from YBG yesterday.
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – Blake Griffin soared over an automobile and into a new stratosphere on Saturday with an awe-inspiring performance to win the NBA’s slam dunk contest.
Former president of the Georgetown Amateur Basketball Association (GABA), Trevor Rose said yesterday that he was neither prepared nor willing to run for the presidential post at GABA’s AGM and elections held last Sunday.
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, (Reuters) – The defending champion Los Angeles Lakers were left embarrassed after their worst loss of the season, a 109-89 thrashing by the Charlotte Bobcats on Monday.
Plaisance Secondary School and Marian Academy Secondary School were the first two teams in winners’ row on the opening day of the United Insurance Inter-School Mashramani Basketball Competition.
The New Amsterdam Warriors convincingly defeated long time rivals, Rose Hall Panthers 77-35 as the Mashramani basketball tournament continued at the New Amsterdam basketball court on Saturday.
The Berbice Amateur Basketball Association (BABA) in collaboration with the Region 6 Mashramani Committee will be tipping off a Mashramani Basketball competition today in Berbice.
BOSTON, Reuters) – Point guard Rajon Rondo, the NBA’s assist leader, turned into a scorer yesterday and paced the Boston Celtics to a 91-80 triumph over their Eastern Conference rivals, the Orlando Magic.
NEW ORLEANS, (Reuters) – All-Stars Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol combined to score 66 points and lead the twice defending NBA champions Los Angeles Lakers to a 101-95 win against the New Orleans Hornets on Saturday.
CLEVELAND, (Reuters) – The Cleveland Cavaliers plunged new depths when they set an NBA record for the most consecutive losses in a single season at 24 after losing 111-105 to the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday.
NEW YORK, (Reuters) – New Jersey Nets head coach Avery Johnson has been fined $25,000 for improper conduct towards an official during a game against the Philadelphia 76ers, the NBA said yesterday.
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – Antonio McDyess beat the buzzer by tipping in Tim Duncan’s missed shot to lift the San Antonio Spurs to an 89-88 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday.
ORLANDO, Florida, Reuters) – LeBron James scored an NBA season-high 51 points on Thursday as the Miami Heat topped the Orlando Magic 104-100 and closed in on the Boston Celtics for first place in the Eastern Conference.
TORONTO, (Reuters) – The struggling Toronto Raptors will be without forward Linas Kleiza for the remainder of the season after he underwent surgery on his right knee, the NBA team said yesterday.
OKLAHOMA CITY, (Reuters) – Kevin Durant continued his prolific scoring streak with 43 points on Wednesday to lift the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 104-93 victory over the New Orleans Hornets.
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – Kobe Bryant helped the limping Lakers to a 114-106 win over the Houston Rockets in overtime on Tuesday as the defending champions ground out the win despite another sub-par performance.
MIAMI, (Reuters) – LeBron James added to his former team’s misery by helping the Miami Heat to a 117-90 blowout win over Cleveland on Monday, handing the reeling Cavaliers their single-season record 21st straight loss.
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – Former Los Angeles Lakers Hall of Famer Magic Johnson said yesterday he agreed with general manager Mitch Kupchak that the NBA champions might benefit from making a deal to add energy to the team.
NEWARK, New Jersey, (Reuters) – The New Jersey Nets gave a rude welcome to one time trade target Carmelo Anthony on Monday, beating his Denver Nuggets 115-99 in his first visit to New Jersey since the proposed deal broke down.
DALLAS, Texas, (Reuters) – The Dallas Mavericks kicked off the Super Bowl week party by sending the Washington Wizards to their 24th straight road loss with a 102-92 win on Monday in front of the cheering Pittsburgh Steelers.
The newly-established Youth Basketball Guyana (YBG) initiative has released the names of 23 junior players 21 years and under to commence training with the YBG Elite Programme.