Archive for the ‘Sports/Basketball/NBA’ Category

Rockets’ Daryl Morey, who caused rift over Hong Kong tweet, stepping down as GM

Thursday, October 15th, 2020

Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey is stepping down on his own accord, a little over a year after sparking a rift between the NBA and Chinese government.

Lakers romp to record-tying 17th championship to end season like no other

Sunday, October 11th, 2020

The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Miami Heat in Game 6 of the NBA Finals to capture a record-tying 17th championship on Sunday.

Jimmy Butler puts Heat on his back to stave off elimination against Lakers

Friday, October 9th, 2020

Jimmy Butler had 35 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists, and the Heat watched Danny Green's wide-open 3-pointer in the final seconds bounce off the rim on the way to beating Los Angeles 111-108 — cutting the Lakers' lead in the title series to 3-2.

LeBron James emerges in 2nd half to push Lakers to brink of NBA title against Heat

Tuesday, October 6th, 2020

Anthony Davis' 3-pointer with 39.5 seconds left was the backbreaker, LeBron James finished with 28 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists, and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Miami Heat 102-96 in Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday night.

Jimmy Butler’s 40-point night leads Heat past Lakers in Game 3

Sunday, October 4th, 2020

Jimmy Butler finished with 40 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists, and the Miami Heat beat the Los Angeles Lakers 115-104 on Sunday night in Game 3 of the NBA Finals.

Heat burn Celtics to advance to NBA Finals

Sunday, September 27th, 2020

It was exactly one year ago Sunday when Jimmy Butler walked into the Miami Heat practice gym, took a seat on a makeshift stage and said he wanted to be part of the team's next title run.

Backs against the wall, Celtics come alive in 2nd half to cruise past Heat

Friday, September 25th, 2020

Jayson Tatum had 31 points and 10 rebounds, Jaylen Brown added 28 points and the Boston Celtics staved off elimination by topping the Miami Heat 121-108 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals on Friday night.

Rookie Tyler Herro dazzles to lead Heat past Celtics in Game 4 of East finals

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

The youngest player on the floor helped the Miami Heat move a game away from the NBA Finals. Tyler Herro — still just 20 years old — scored a Heat rookie-record 37 points, Jimmy Butler had 24 and Miami beat the Boston Celtics 112-109 on Wednesday night in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals.

Murray’s late triples help Nuggets fend off Lakers’ comeback to win Game 3

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020

Jamal Murray had 28 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds and made two late 3-pointers to halt a Lakers charge, helping the Denver Nuggets to a 114-106 victory Tuesday night that cut Los Angeles' lead to 2-1 in the Western Conference finals.

Anthony Davis hits buzzer-beater as Lakers foil Nuggets’ latest comeback

Sunday, September 20th, 2020

Anthony Davis made a 3-pointer as time expired to give the Los Angeles Lakers a 105-103 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Sunday night and a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference finals.