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Ja Morant unanimous pick for NBA All-Rookie team

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida — Rookie of the Year Ja Morant of the Memphis Grizzlies was the lone unanimous selection to the NBA’s All-Rookie Team that was announced Tuesday. Morant was a first-team pick on all 100 ballots. Joining him on the first team were Miami guard Kendrick Nunn, Grizzlies forward Brandon Clarke, New Orleans forward […] The post Ja Morant unanimous pick for NBA All-Rookie team appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsSep 16th, 2020Related News

Tearful Jeremy Lin seeks NBA return for one last hurrah

BEIJING (AFP) – Jeremy Lin said Tuesday he is leaving the Beijing Ducks after one season in China and wants to return to the NBA, where he sparked the “Linsanity” craze of 2012. The 32-year-old guard, who as a Toronto Raptors player in 2019 became the first Asian-American to win an NBA championship, signed for […].....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsSep 15th, 2020Related News

NBA ROUNDUP: Celtics oust Raptors; Nuggets stay alive

There will be a new NBA champion and the Denver Nuggets extended their season following NBA playoff games Friday in Orlando. BOSTON TROUNCES TORONTO, FACE HEAT IN EAST FINAL The Celtics dug deep to dethrone the Toronto Raptors 92-87 in Game 7 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series and advance to the Eastern Conference Finals […].....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsSep 12th, 2020Related News

Raptors, Celtics in do-or-die Game 7; LA Clippers one away from West Finals

The Toronto Raptors forced a Game 7 and the Los Angeles Clippers are a game away from advancing in NBA second round playoff games Wednesday in Orlando. TORONTO, BOSTON IN DO-OR-DIE GAME 7 The defending champion Toronto Raptors edged the Boston Celtics in double overtime 125-122 in Game 6 of their Eastern Conference semifinals series […].....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsSep 10th, 2020Related News

Raptors outbattle Celtics in 2OT to force Game 7

Norman Powell hit two clutch free throws in the second overtime to give the Raptors enough breathing room to hold on for the victory......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsSep 10th, 2020Related News

Raptors outlast Celtics to stay alive in NBA playoffs

 Kyle Lowry scored 33 points and Norman Powell added 23 off the bench Wednesday as defending champion Toronto bagged a series-levelling 125-122 double overtime victory over Boston in the NBA playoffs......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsSep 10th, 2020Related News

Lowry bumida sa Game 6 win ng Raptors vs Celtics

ORLANDO, Florida – Napwersa ng Toronto Raptors ang deciding Game 7 sa Eastern Conference (EC) best-of-seven semifinals series makaraang masungkit ang panalo kontra Boston Celtics, 125-122 sa makapigil hiningang double overtime sa Game 6. Naisalpak ni Kyle Lowry ang huling tira nito habang may 11.7 seconds pang nalabi sa laban. Matatandaang nabigo ang Raptors sa […] The post Lowry bumida sa Game 6 win ng Raptors vs Celtics appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Source: Remate RemateCategory: NewsSep 10th, 2020Related News

Heat oust depleted Bucks to reach NBA East finals; Lakers down Rockets, up 2-1

Jimmy Butler #22 of the Miami Heat drives to the basket against the Milwaukee Bucks during Game Five of the Eastern Conference semifinals of the NBA Playoffs on September 8, 2020 at The Field House in Orlando, Florida. (Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images/AFP) MIAMI (AFP) — The Miami Heat punched their ticket to the NBA Eastern Conference finals Tuesday, beating top-seeded Milwaukee 103-94 as injured Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo watched from the bench. Jimmy Butler and Goran Dragic finished with 17 points apiece as six Heat players scored in double figures and Miami completed a 4-1 series victory in a bruising encounter against the league’s top defensive team. Khris Middleton led the Bucks with 23 points. Antetokounmpo — tipped to scoop a second straight NBA Most Valuable Player award this season — aggravated his sprained right ankle in the first half of the Bucks’ game-four overtime victory over the Heat. The Bucks declared him inactive less than an hour before tipoff on Tuesday. The loss of Antetokounmpo, who averaged career highs of 29.5 points and 13.6 rebounds per game this season, was a huge blow for the Bucks, as they tried to do what no NBA team has done before: come back from an 0-3 deficit to win a seven-game playoff series. It’s the second straight campaign that the Bucks built the best regular-season record only to come up short in the playoffs. In 2019 they fell to the eventual champion Toronto Raptors in six games in the Eastern Conference finals. The fifth-seeded Heat will face either the Boston Celtics or Toronto Raptors for a place in the NBA Finals. The Celtics lead their series against the defending NBA champion Raptors three games to two. Butler, who added 10 rebounds and six assists and was a perfect eight-for-eight from the foul line, said the Heat’s impressive 8-1 record so far in the playoffs means nothing now. “All of that is behind us now,” he said. “We’ll wait and see who we get out of Toronto and Boston and then we’ll lock in on that. “But it’s zero-zero now, we’ve got eight more to get.” The Heat trailed 28-19 after a chaotic first quarter in which they committed six turnovers leading to nine Bucks points. They trailed by as many as 13 in the first period, but settled down in the second, out-scoring the Bucks 33-18 to take a 52-46 lead into halftime. But Milwaukee, with Middleton leading the way, refused to go away. After going scoreless for more than six minutes in the third period the Bucks put together an 8-0 run to pull within five points. Trailing 73-65 going into the final period, the Bucks trimmed the deficit to four multiple times, but the Heat’s depth finally proved too much. “Obviously they missed their MVP,” Butler said. “But we knew we were going to have to get one out of the mud and I think this was the one.” Antetokounmpo said he felt “lost” as he was unable to contribute. “Mentally it was a battle, but at the end of the day you’ve got to trust your teammates and that’s what I decided to do,” he said after the Bucks medical staff persuaded him not to risk further injury by playing. LeBron leads Lakers LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers, left, drives the ball against Ben McLemore #16 of the Houston Rockets during the second quarter in Game Three of the Western Conference Second Round during the 2020 NBA Playoffs at AdventHealth Arena at the ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on September 08, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (AFP) In Western Conference action, LeBron James scored 36 points and Anthony Davis added 26 as the Los Angeles Lakers powered to the finish in a 112-102 victory over the Houston Rockets. The Lakers grabbed a 2-1 series lead and James notched an NBA record 162nd career playoff win. “It says that I’ve played with a lot of great teams,” said James, who won two NBA titles with the Miami Heat and one with the Cleveland Cavaliers. “It says that I’ve played with a lot of great teammates and some great coaches.” James Harden scored 33 points with nine rebounds and nine assists and Russell Westbrook added 30 points for Houston in a back and forth battle that saw 16 lead changes. The Lakers’ reserves scored 42 points, with Houston’s only points off the bench the 16 of Jeff Green. Rajon Rondo, who scored 21 off the bench for Los Angeles, hit back-to-back three-pointers and came up with a steal and layup as the Lakers surged ahead with a 17-5 scoring run to start the fourth quarter. After putting up 64 points in the first half Houston scored just 38 in the second and the Lakers posted their second straight win of the series. There was a frightening moment in the fourth quarter, as Robert Covington and Davis collided as Davis rose for a rebound. Davis’s elbow appeared to hit Covington in head and he left the court holding a bloodied towel to his face, while Davis was hurting from Covington’s elbow in his side......»»

Source: Mb.com.ph Mb.com.phCategory: NewsSep 9th, 2020Related News

Butler, Heat oust league-best Bucks for East Finals berth

The Heat are headed to the Eastern Conference Finals where they will face the winner of the Boston Celtics-Toronto Raptors series......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsSep 9th, 2020Related News

Clippers whip Nuggets; champ Raptors on brink

Miami—Paul George scored 32 points and the Los Angeles Clippers turned up the heat defensively Monday in a 113-107 victory over the Denver Nuggets for a 2-1 lead in the NBA Western Conference semi-finals......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsSep 8th, 2020Related News

Celtics dominate to push defending champions Raptors to brink

The Boston Celtics blew out the Toronto Raptors, 111-89, on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time), pushing the reigning NBA champions to the brink of elimination in the Eastern Conference semifinals......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsSep 8th, 2020Related News

Big ‘D’ gives Celtics runaway win over Raptors in Game 5

      The Boston Celtics blew out the Toronto Raptors, 111-89, on Monday, pushing the reigning NBA champions to the brink of elimination in the Eastern Conference semi-finals. The Celtics, who had lost two straight as the Raptors clawed their way back into the best-of-seven series, took a 3-2 lead and can clinch a place in the conference […].....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsSep 8th, 2020Related News

Siakam, Raptors muling umangas

TUMIKADA si Pascal Siakam ng 23 points at 11 rebounds habang 22 markers at 11 boards si Kyle Lowry nang timbugin ng Toronto Raptors ang Boston Celtics, 100-93, sa 74th National Basketball Association (NBA) 2019-20 second round playoffs nitong Sabado (Linggo, Manila time). The post Siakam, Raptors muling umangas first appeared on Abante......»»

Source: Abante AbanteCategory: NewsSep 6th, 2020Related News

Raptors, Nuggets tie series vs foes

The Toronto Raptors and the Denver Nuggets posted wins on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time) to even their series against their respective opponents in the second round of the NBA playoffs......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsSep 6th, 2020Related News

Nuggets,  Raptors match wins

The Denver Nuggets bounced back with a vengeance on Saturday, powering to a 110-101 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers to even their NBA playoff series 1-1. It was all-square between the Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics, too, after the Raptors notched a second straight win, 100-93, to knot their Eastern Conference semi-final series 2-2 […] The post Nuggets,  Raptors match wins appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsSep 6th, 2020Related News

Anunoby& rsquo;s buzzer-beater lifts Raptors past Celtics

Miami—OG Anunoby drained a buzzer-beating three-pointer as the Toronto Raptors resuscitated their NBA title defense Thursday with a 104-103 victory over the Boston Celtics......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsSep 5th, 2020Related News

Grizzlies Morant scoops NBA Rookie of Year award

Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant was a runaway winner for the NBA's Rookie of the Year award announced Thursday, receiving 99 out of a possible 100 first-place votes......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsSep 4th, 2020Related News

Grizzlies Morant wins landslide NBA Rookie of the Year race

Morant, who was instrumental to Memphis' run to the playoff play-in game, fell only one vote short of being named unanimous ROY......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsSep 4th, 2020Related News

Anunoby’s buzzer-beater rescues Raptors from 0-3 hole; Clippers rout Nuggets

The Raptors made it a series after losing their first two matchups with the Celtics......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsSep 4th, 2020Related News

Grizzlies’ Ja Morant wins NBA’s rookie of the year award

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida — Ja Morant wants someone to give him a big assist after running away with the rookie of the year award. Tell him the name of the lone voter not to put him first. “I want to shoot a direct message to them and thank them for motivating me even more […] The post Grizzlies’ Ja Morant wins NBA’s rookie of the year award appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsSep 4th, 2020Related News