Heat guard House fined $25,000 for obscene gesture

NEW YORK, (Reuters) – Miami Heat guard Eddie House  has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for making what was deemed an  obscene gesture during Sunday’s game against the Oklahoma City  Thunder, the league said yesterday.

Defenses on top as Bulls outlast Mavs

CHICAGO, (Reuters) – The Chicago Bulls recovered from  a dismal third quarter to beat the Dallas Mavericks 82-77 in a  defensive battle on Thursday.

Mavericks snap six-game skid with win over Lakers

DALLAS, (Reuters) – The Dallas Mavericks snapped a  six-game losing streak with a 109-100 triumph over Kobe Bryant  and the two-time defending NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers on  Wednesday.

Cooling off

- Hawks send LeBron and Heat to fourth straight loss

MIAMI, (Reuters) – The Atlanta Hawks handed the  ailing Miami Heat a season-high fourth straight loss with a  93-89 overtime victory on Tuesday that spoiled the return of  LeBron James to the lineup.

Garnett’s return sparks Celtics to wild win over Magic

BOSTON, (Reuters) – Boston’s Kevin Garnett made a  game-clinching steal in his return to the court on Monday and  Paul Pierce nailed the winning shot in the final minute to lift  the Celtics to a 109-106 triumph over the Orlando Magic.

Clippers show their grit by ousting the Lakers

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – The revitalized Los Angeles  Clippers showed their grit by staging a fourth-quarter comeback  to defeat the Los Angeles Lakers 99-92 on Sunday in a testy  game that featured four late ejections.

Parker spurs San Antonio in win over Wizards

SAN ANTONIO, Texas,  (Reuters) – Tony Parker   scored 20 points and made 14 assists to help the San   Antonio Spurs rebound from their worst loss of the season with   a 94-80 victory over the Washington Wizards yesterday.

Heat burn Lakers in Christmas showdown

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – The Miami Heat gave their   fans some Christmas cheer with a dominating 96-80 victory over   the Los Angeles Lakers yesterday.

No Christmas comeback for Raptors as Pistons win

TORONTO,  (Reuters) – There was no Christmas comeback  for the Toronto Raptors as the Detroit Pistons rolled into the  holiday break with a 115-93 win on Wednesday, ending an  eight-game losing streak on the road.

Bulls beat Wizards to win ninth game in last 10

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The Chicago Bulls continued  their rapid ascent through the Eastern Conference by defeating  the injury-depleted Washington Wizards 87-80 Wednesday for  their ninth victory in their last 10 games.

Depleted Bucks batter champion Lakers

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – The NBA champion Los   Angeles Lakers were left stunned and humiliated after being   upset 98-79 on their home court by the under-strength  Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday.

Dallas’ Terry hits 19 in final quarter to burn Heat

MIAMI, (Reuters) – Jason Terry scored all 19 of his  points in the fourth quarter to help the Dallas Mavericks end  Miami’s 12-game winning streak with a 98-96 victory over the  Heat on Monday.

Hill, Nash help Suns snap Thunder’s win streak

OKLAHOMA CITY, (Reuters) – Grant Hill scored a  season-high 30 points and added 11 rebounds to help the  new-look Phoenix Suns slow the Oklahoma City Thunder with a  113-110 victory on Sunday.

Heat and red-hot James scorch Knicks by 22 points

NEW YORK, (Reuters) – The sizzling hot Miami Heat  and their Big Three of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh  scorched the New York Knicks 113-91 for their 11th win in a row  Friday at Madison Square Garden.

MIAMI, (Reuters) – The Orlando Magic underwent a   stunning transformation with a pair of blockbuster trades yesterday, acquiring Washington Wizards’ troubled All Star   Gilbert Arenas along with Hedo Turkoglu and Jason Richardson.

Thunder roll over Wolves after late burst

MINNESOTA, (Reuters) – Kevin Durant scored 30 points   and added 11 rebounds as the Oklahoma City Thunder dug   themselves out of an early hole to stun the Minnesota   Timberwolves 111-103 on Wednesday.

Mavs win 10th straight to close on Spurs

DALLAS, (Reuters) – The Dallas Mavericks registered   a 10th consecutive victory with a 105-100 triumph over the   Golden State Warriors on Tuesday, the win lifting the home   team to within a half-game of the Western Conference lead.

NBA’s Hornets deal protects all teams’ values

DETROIT, (Reuters) – The National Basketball  Association could not sit idly by while the New Orleans  Hornets’ losses mounted and risk a fire sale that would weigh  on the values of all its teams.

Heat build momentum with fifth straight win

MILWAUKEE, (Reuters) – The Miami Heat are starting   to look more like the elite team many envisioned in the   off-season as they defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 88-78 on   Monday for their fifth straight win.

Guyana begin IGG basketball campaign

- silence French Guiana 69-62

Guyana’s junior national basketball team’s long and arduous training leading up to the Inter-Guiana Games (IGG) paid dividends when they defeated French Guiana 69-62 Friday night at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.

Georgetown sweep All-Star games

– As Seniors edge Linden in overtime On the heels of claiming the Junior All-Star title, Georgetown’s Senior All-Star team clinched a 78-77 victory in overtime over Linden’s Senior All-Stars to sweep the Linden-Georgetown All-Star games of Wildfire Entertainment’s All-Star Basketball Weekend at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall on Saturday night.

Hornets remain perfect with tight win over Miami

NEW ORLEANS, (Reuters) – The New Orleans Hornets  pulled off a tight 96-93 victory over the fast-finishing Miami  Heat on Friday to record their fifth successive win and the  franchise’s best start to a season.

IGG basketball team“definitely ready” – Agard

Coach of the Junior National Basketball team, Mark Agard is currently preparing the basketball squad that will represent Guyana at the basketball events of the upcoming Inter-Guiana Games (IGG) and he says the team is definitely ready for the November 19-21 event.

Heat doused!

-Miami slips to defeat against Celtics in LeBron’s debut BOSTON, (Reuters) – The Boston Celtics spoiled the  opening act of LeBron James’s latest quest for a NBA title by defeating the Miami Heat 88-80 on Tuesday in a highly anticipated match-up of Eastern Conference powerhouses.

Lakers reserves earn champions tense opening win

LOS ANGELES,  (Reuters) – The Los Angeles Lakers were  indebted to bench players Shannon Brown and Steve Blake as they  launched their NBA championship defense with a nail-biting  112-110 win over the Houston Rockets on Tuesday.

It’s a ‘feel out process’ with the Heat – James

BOSTON, (Reuters) – It will take little time to get  accustomed to all of the talent on the Miami Heat, LeBron James  said after his side were beaten 88-80 by the Boston Celtics in  their highly anticipated season-opener on Tuesday.

James’ quest

Ever since LeBron James signed with the Miami Heat back in July the air of expectancy towards this season’s NBA championships has been nothing short of electric.

Giftland on board with All-Star Weekend

Promoters of the upcoming All-Star Basketball Weekend received a significant boost from Giftland Office Max when they were presented with a number of trophies, basketballs and basketball nets at the company’s location on Water Street on Friday.

LeBron’s Heat in the spotlight but Lakers lurking

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – LeBron James and the Miami  Heat may be the centerpiece of the NBA’s three-ring publicity  circus, but it is the Los Angeles Lakers who experts feel are  poised to win another championship.

Wildfire launches All-Star weekend

The eighth edition of the annual All-Star Weekend was launched yesterday by the events promotion group Wildfire Entertainment (WE) at the home of WE’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Jonathan Beepat in Bel Air Springs.

National female basketball team to play in Antigua next month

As part of its preparations for participation in next year’s CARICOM Basketball Championships, the national female basketball team will travel  to Antigua where they will compete in the 11th Annual Gillian Brazier Basketball Shoot-Out for females from November 24 – 28.