Archive for the ‘Sports/Basketball/NBA’ Category

Raptors rout Magic to dampen Terrence Ross’ return

Monday, March 27th, 2017

DeMar DeRozan scored 36 points to lead the Toronto Raptors in a 131-112 rout of the Orlando Magic on Monday night.

UConn women’s 111th straight win sends them to another Final Four

Monday, March 27th, 2017
NCAA Oregon Connecticut Basketball

Napheesa Collier scored 28 points, Gabby Williams had 25 and UConn advanced to its 10th consecutive Final Four with a 90-52 victory against Oregon on Monday night.

March Madness: South Carolina earns 1st-ever trip to Final Four

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

Sindarius Thornwell scored 26 points and South Carolina earned its first trip to the Final Four with a 77-70 victory over Florida on Sunday.

Raptors clinch playoff berth for 4th straight season

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

DeMar DeRozan and Serge Ibaka scored 18 points apiece and the Toronto Raptors won their fifth straight game, 94-86 over the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night.

March Madness: Gonzaga dismantles Xavier to reach 1st Final 4

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

Nigel Williams-Goss scored 23 points while orchestrating Gonzaga's efficient offence, and the Zags finally shook their overrated tag by routing Xavier 83-59 on Saturday to reach the Final Four for the first time.

NBA bans Joakim Noah 20 games for drug violation: report

Saturday, March 25th, 2017
Knicks Bucks Basketball

A person with knowledge of the situation says the NBA is suspending Joakim Noah of the New York Knicks for 20 games for violating the league's anti-drug policy. The suspension is to be announced Saturday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press because the league has not revealed details.

March Madness: North Carolina runs over Butler to reach Elite 8

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Joel Berry II scored 26 points and Justin Jackson added 24 as top-seeded North Carolina moved to the Elite Eight with a 92-80 victory over Butler in the NCAA South Region on Friday night.

Hack this Shaq and you’ll break your hand

Friday, March 24th, 2017
Lakers Shaq Statue Basketball

The Lakers have honoured Shaquille O'Neal with a bronze statue of the Hall of Fame centre who helped them to three consecutive NBA titles in better days.

DeRozan’s second straight 40-pt game lifts Raptors over Heat

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

DeMar DeRozan scored 40 points, marking the first time he's had that many in consecutive games, and the Toronto Raptors pulled off their 19th double-digit comeback of the season to beat the Miami Heat 101-84 on Thursday night.

March Madness: Pair of Canadians lead Oregon to Elite 8

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Canadians Dillon Brooks and Dylan Ennis each scored in double figures to help the Oregon Ducks defeat the Michigan Wolverines 69-68 on Thursday to advance to the Elite 8 of the NCAA men's basketball tournament.