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Sixers hold off slumping Lakers; Fox, Kings blow out Warriors

The Sixers almost squandered a double-digit lead after the shorthanded Lakers got within three, 101-104, with 51.4 ticks left in the game......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarMar 26th, 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

Murray, Nuggets blow past Sixers; Magic hold off Clippers

This sent the Sixers stumbling to back-to-back losses and a 32-15 record. The Brooklyn Nets now have the chance to overtake the Sixers with an identical record in the East......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 31st, 2021

Nets hold off Portland sans Irving, Durant; Sixers beat Curry-less Warriors

James Harden took charge for Brooklyn, dishing out 17 assists to facilitate the Nets' offense. He also top-scored in the back-and-forth affair against the Blazers with 25 points......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 24th, 2021

Lillard, Blazers outlast Warriors; Kings beat LeBron-less Lakers

Having struggled all game long, especially from deep, Lillard buried a long-range triple late in the game to put the Blazers up by two and then drew an offensive foul on the other end to seal the deal for Portland in the back-and-forth affair......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 4th, 2021

Lakers blow out Curry, Warriors; Giannis,Bucks outlast LA Clippers

Phoenix 118, Minnesota 99 New York 109, Detroit 90 Miami 109, Atlanta 99 Charlotte 127, Sacramento 126 Memphis 133, Houston 84 Boston 111, Washington 110 LA Lakers 117, Golden State 91 Milwaukee 105, LA Clippers 100 LOS ANGELES (AFP) – LeBron James scored 19 points and had plenty of time to sit back and enjoy […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsMar 1st, 2021

Bucks, Lakers, Nets steamroll opponents in NBA Christmas day games

Last season's Eastern Conference Kings Milwaukee Bucks were the biggest winners of the day with a 39-point beatdown of erstwhile contenders Golden State Warriors, 138-99, to send the former champions to a 0-2 start to the season......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 26th, 2020

Lakers, Clippers, Warriors, Kings losing

The NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers, Golden State Warriors and Sacramento Kings are starting to lose. Those teams and players are starting to lose more of their live audience, economic stability and even personal income......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2020

Antetokounmpo, Bucks hold off Celtics in restart opener

By The Associated Press LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo converted a tiebreaking three-point play with 1:28 left on an overturned call that kept him in the game and helped the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Boston Celtics 119-112 on Friday night. Antetokounmpo had 36 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists in the Bucks’ first game in the restart. Milwaukee improved the NBA’s best record to 54-12 and moved within a victory of clinching the top seed in the Eastern Conference for the second straight year. Boston overcame a poor start to tie it at 107. Antetokounmpo was then called for a charging foul, appearing to negate his basket and giving him a sixth foul. The call was changed to a blocking foul on Boston’s Marcus Smart after review, and Antetokounmpo made the free throw to make it 110-107. Khris Middleton then knocked down a 3-pointer for a six-point advantage. Middleton added 18 points for the Bucks, who played without Eric Bledsoe and Pat Connaughton while they work on their conditioning after testing positive for the coronavirus. Marvin Williams sat out with a strained left groin. Smart scored 23 points for the Celtics and Jaylen Brown had 22, but star forward Jayson Tatum had a nightmarish restart. He had five points on 2-for-18 shooting — though he actually only made one basket. Kemba Walker scored 16 points but played just 19 minutes as the Celtics look to keep the All-Star guard healthy after he’s been battling a sore knee. TRAIL BLAZERS 140, GRIZZLIES 135, OT CJ McCollum scored 33 points, teaming with Damian Lillard for 11 of Portland’s 16 in overtime, and the Trail Blazers pulled out a desperately needed victory to resume their season by beating the Memphis Grizzlies 140-135 on Friday. Lillard finished with 29 points and nine assists to help the Trail Blazers boost their hopes for a seventh consecutive playoff appearance. Carmelo Anthony added 21 points as Portland moved within 2 1/2 games of the Grizzlies for the No. 8 spot in the Western Conference. McCollum started fast, scoring 19 points in the first half, and finished strong with two crucial 3-pointers in overtime. The first one to open the extra period gave Portland the lead for good, and he added six assists. Jaren Jackson Jr. had 33 points and rookie Ja Morant added 22 points and 11 assists for Memphis. Memphis rallied from a 13-point, third-quarter deficit to take an 11-point lead, then gave it away almost as quickly. When the Grizzlies recovered to take a 112-103 lead with 6:01 left in regulation, it appeared the Grizzlies might pad their lead in the standings. Instead, Anthony’s 3 with 37.5 seconds left tied it at 124 and Morant fell on a last-second fast break, sending the game to overtime. MAGIC 128, NETS 118 Evan Fournier scored 24 points, Nikola Vucevic had 22 and Orlando picked up where it left off before the NBA season was suspended, beating Brooklyn. Playing as the designated road team not far from their arena, the Magic looked right at home at Disney — whose name they wear as their jersey patch. They extended their winning streak to four and moved back ahead of the Nets into seventh place in the Eastern Conference. Brooklyn also won its last three before the stoppage, but the decimated team that returned is a shell of the one that beat the Lakers in Los Angeles in its final game. The Nets are missing Spencer Dinwiddie, DeAndre Jordan and Taurean Prince after they tested positive for the coronavirus. They are already playing without Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, who had season-ending surgery. Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot scored 24 points for the Nets. SPURS 129, KINGS 120 DeMar DeRozan scored 17 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter to help San Antonio beat Sacramento. Before the game, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich and assistant Becky Hammon stood for the national anthem while the remainder of the coaches and players for both teams knelt. DeRozan shot 10 of 13 and had 10 assists, and the Spurs shot 53.3% from the field. Derrick White matched a career high with 26 points in San Antonio’s first game of the restart. The Spurs needed to find offense because LaMarcus Aldridge, the team’s No. 2 scorer, had shoulder surgery in April and will not play in the restart. De’Aaron Fox scored a career-high 39 points for the Kings. SUNS 125, WIZARDS 112 Devin Booker scored 27 points, Deandre Ayton added 24 points and 12 rebounds and Phoenix beat Washington. Booker made all nine of his free throws and the Suns hit 30 of 32 from the line. They shot 52% from the field, with Ayton hitting two of three 3-pointers and going 11 of 14 overall. Rui Hachimura scored 21 points and Jerome Robinson added 20 for the Wizards on coach Scott Brooks’ 55th birthday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 1st, 2020

Sixers stave off Hawks to force Game 7

After squandering a 26-point lead in Game Five, the Sixers were able to hold Trae Young and the Hawks back this time to force a winner-take-all Game Seven in the Eastern Conference Semifinals......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 19th, 2021

Suns steamroll Davis-less Lakers for 3-2 lead

Taking a 3-2 series lead against the defending champions, the Suns used a huge second quarter where they outscored the Lakers 32-10 to blow the game wide open......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 2nd, 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

James& rsquo; 34-foot trey lifts LA to playoffs

Los Angeles—LeBron James overcame blurred vision Wednesday to score a 34-foot three pointer with under a minute left as the Los Angeles Lakers rallied from a first half deficit to beat the Golden State Warriors 103-100 and reach the main draw of the NBA’s West playoffs......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 21st, 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

Jazz keep tight hold on West top spot; Sixers clinch No. 1 in East

Led by Bojan Bogdanovic and Jordan Clarkson, Utah arrested a two-game slide with the convincing win over the also-ran Thunder......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 15th, 2021

Warriors hold off Pelicans; also-ran Rockets upset playoff-bound Clippers

Jordan Poole and Mychal Mulder both had career scoring nights with 38 and 28 points, respectively, to make up for Curry's absence......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 15th, 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

Shorthanded Jazz outshine Nuggets, Blazers get leg up on slumping Lakers

Bojan Bogdanovic torched Denver for a career-high 48 points as the Utah Jazz remained in top spot in the Western Conference with a 127-120 victory over the Nuggets on Friday night. The under-manned Jazz were without their dynamic guard duo of Donovan Mitchell and Mike Conley, but throughout their injury absences other Utah players have […] The post Shorthanded Jazz outshine Nuggets, Blazers get leg up on slumping Lakers appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 8th, 2021

Jazz hold off Nuggets, tighten hold on top spot; Lakers relegated to play-in

Clarkson, who started off hot with three triples in the opening quarter, made a clutch 3-pointer to bring the Jazz's lead to six, 124-118, with 51.7 ticks left......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 8th, 2021

Kings edge Lakers in LeBron s return; Suns overtake Jazz in NBA standings

James would miss on a potential game-winner with 2.7 ticks left to cap off a 16-point performance in his first match back......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 1st, 2021

Curry, Warriors blow out injury-hit Nuggets; Clippers win fourth straight

Led by a 32-point performance by Stephen Curry, the Warriors reached .500 anew with an even 30-30 slate......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 24th, 2021