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Hawks, Knicks clinch playoff berths; Lakers edge closer

Los Angeles—The Los Angeles Lakers raised their 2020 NBA championship banner Wednesday, then scraped a 124-122 victory over the hapless Houston Rockets to keep alive their hopes of direct entry to the 2021 playoffs......»»

Category: sportsSource: thestandard thestandardMay 14th, 2021

Last-gasp LA Lakers delay Knicks& rsquo; playoff goal

LOS ANGELES—Talen Horton-Tucker drained a clutch three-pointer in the closing seconds of overtime as the Los Angeles Lakers snatched a thrilling 101-99 victory over the New York Knicks on Tuesday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 13th, 2021

Suns clobber LeBron-less Lakers; 76ers edge Knicks

Los Angeles---The Los Angeles Lakers got a hard look at life without injured superstar LeBron James on Sunday in a 111-94 NBA loss to the Phoenix Suns......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 22nd, 2021

Trailblazers eliminate Grizzlies, clinch final playoff spot

Damian Lillard and the Blazers earn the right to face LeBron James, Anthony Davis and the Los Angeles Lakers in the first round of the playoffs......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 16th, 2020

Djokovic, Federer and teenage hope top Wimbledon bill on Manic Monday

Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer headline 'Manic Monday' at Wimbledon with the two Grand Slam heavyweights looking to edge closer to a dream title showdown......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 4th, 2021

Djokovic ready to be first among equals at Wimbledon

Novak Djokovic targets a record-equalling 20th major and sixth Wimbledon title from Monday which will edge him tantalisingly closer to becoming only the third man in history to complete a calendar Grand Slam......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 27th, 2021

Young steers Hawks past Bucks in East Finals& rsquo; Game 1

Washington---Atlanta’s Trae Young scored a career playoff high 48 points and the Hawks edged host Milwaukee 116-113 in Wednesday’s opening game of the NBA Eastern Conference finals......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 25th, 2021

Hawks upset top seeded Sixers, Booker pours in 40 points in Suns win

Kevin Huerter scored a playoff career-high 27 points as the upstart Atlanta Hawks punched their ticket to their first Eastern Conference finals in six years on Sunday, with a 103-96 game seven win over the Philadelphia 76ers......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 21st, 2021

Sixers outlast Hawks, force Game 7 in NBA Eastern semis

LOS ANGELES  – Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers played with more urgency on Friday, using a collective offensive effort to come from behind and force a game seven in their second-round NBA playoff series. Tobias Harris and Seth Curry each scored 24 points and Embiid tallied 22 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as the […] The post Sixers outlast Hawks, force Game 7 in NBA Eastern semis appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 19th, 2021

LeBron blasts NBA as playoff injuries mount

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James slammed the NBA on Wednesday as Clippers star Kawhi Leonard became the latest player forced out of the playoffs by injury. James took to Twitter to offer an angry “I Told You So” to the league, blaming the increase in injuries on the shortest off-season […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJun 17th, 2021

Jazz rock Clippers in Game 1; Sixers down Hawks

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Donovan Mitchell scored 45 points and Rudy Gobert made a clutch block at the buzzer as the Utah Jazz rallied to beat the Los Angeles Clippers, 112-109, in the opening game of their NBA playoff series on Tuesday. Mitchell scored 32 of his game high 45 in the second half, carrying […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021

Suns eliminate Lakers

LOS ANGELES (AFP) — The Phoenix Suns — fueled by 47 points from Devin Booker — toppled the National Basketball Association (NBA) champion Los Angeles Lakers, 113-100, on Thursday, handing superstar LeBron James his first first-round playoff exit. James scored 29 points to lead the Lakers, but they were unable to dig themselves out of […] The post Suns eliminate Lakers appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 4th, 2021

Hawks take back lead over Knicks; Celtics score breakthrough vs Nets

With the series shifting to their home court, Trae Young led seven Hawks who finished in double digit scoring to lift the Hawks past the higher-seeded Knicks......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 29th, 2021

Lakers clamp down Suns in pivotal Game 3

Though nominally the underdog against the second-seeded Suns, the Lakers made sure to take the first playoff game in Staples since 2013 in their favor......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 28th, 2021

76ers take 2-0 lead; Jazz, Knicks draw level

Philadelphia 120, Washington 95 New York 101, Atlanta 92 Utah 141, Memphis 129 LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Ben Simmons silenced the critics with a 22 point, nine rebound, eight assist performance as the Philadelphia 76ers routed the Washington Wizards 120-95 to grab a 2-0 playoff series lead on Wednesday. Joel Embiid also scored 22 points […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsMay 28th, 2021

Booker stars as Suns sink Lakers; Sixers clip Wizards

LOS ANGELES—Devin Booker scored 34 points as the second-seeded Phoenix Suns outplayed the Los Angeles Lakers in their Western Conference playoff series opener with a hardfought 99-90 victory on Sunday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 25th, 2021

NBA Playoffs: Booker shines as Suns sink Lakers

Los Angeles—Devin Booker scored 34 points as the second-seeded Phoenix Suns outplayed the Los Angeles Lakers in their Western Conference playoff series opener with a hard-fought 99-90 victory on Sunday (Monday morning, May 24, 2021, Philippine time). Booker—playing in the first NBA playoff game of his career—spearheaded a deserved win over the reigning NBA champions, […] The post NBA Playoffs: Booker shines as Suns sink Lakers appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 24th, 2021

Suns cling on top-seed hopes with rout of Spurs; Lakers win fourth straight

The Suns reached the 50-win mark against the Spurs but will need to repeat against them tomorrow and hope for a loss for the Utah Jazz against the Sacramento Kings to clinch the No. 1 seed in the conference......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 16th, 2021

Lakers in thrilling win

LOS ANGELES (AFP) — Talen Horton-Tucker drained a clutch three-pointer in the closing seconds of overtime as the Los Angeles Lakers snatched a thrilling 101-99 victory over the New York Knicks on Tuesday. Horton-Tucker’s 24-foot effort with 21.1 seconds remaining sealed a battling win for the Lakers and prevented the Knicks from clinching their first […] The post Lakers in thrilling win appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 12th, 2021

Warriors complete sweep of Jazz, Suns; Lakers avert disaster vs Knicks

Capping off back-to-back games against the top two teams in the West, the Warriors took their 37th win in the season and keep themselves ahead of the Memphis Grizzlies who also took a win earlier Tuesday against the Dallas Mavericks, 133-104......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 12th, 2021

Warriors boost playoff push with rout of Thunder; Clippers sweep Lakers

The first of their six-game home stand to finish the season, the Warriors tightened their hold on a spot in the play-in tournament after improving to 34-33......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 7th, 2021