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  • NBA: Lakers return to glory, claim record-tying 17th NBA title
    Reuters The Los Angeles Lakers captured a record-tying 17th NBA Championship on Sunday with a 106-93 victory over the Miami Heat that sealed the best-of-seven title series 4-2, restoring the storied franchise to the top of the basketball world. The Lakers' victory tied them with the Boston Celtics for most NBA championships and capped an unprecedented season that resumed in July at a spectator-free campus at Disney World in Florida after a four-month COVID-19 shutdown. Fin
  • NBA Finals: Lakers one game away from Championships
    Orlando, October 7 (IANS): After facing a loss in Game 3 -- mostly due to an exceptional performance from Jimmy Butler -- LA Lakers' star duo LeBron James (28p, 8a, 12r) and Anthony Davis (22p, 4a, 9r) helped their team take one step closer to the Championships with a 102-96 victory over Miami Heat in Game Four of the ongoing NBA Finals. The Lakers, who lead 3-1 in the series, are now just one win away from their record-equalling 17th NBA title. James, who got off to a slow star
  • NBA: Lakers dominate Heat for lopsided win in Game 1 of NBA Finals
    (Reuters): Heavy favorites Los Angeles Lakers dismantled the Miami Heat 116-98 in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday, as their opponent struggled with injuries after making a fast start. The Heat got a 13-point leg up in the first quarter but the lead was shortlived, as the Lakers drained 11 three-pointers to complete a 30-point turnaround and close out the first half, while Miami’s defense crumbled inside the NBA’s quarantined Orlando, Florida, campus. The Lak
  • NBA: Heat take down Celtics, move on to NBA Finals
    (Reuters/Field Level Media): Bam Adebayo had a career-high 32 points and 14 rebounds, Tyler Herro came alive with 11 points in the fourth quarter and the Miami Heat booked their trip to the NBA Finals with a 125-113 Game 6 win over the Boston Celtics on Monday Morning. Jimmy Butler added 22 points, Herro had 19 and Andre Iguodala scored a season-high 15 as the Heat advanced to the Finals for the first time since 2014. Duncan Robinson also scored 15 and Goran Dragic 13. Jaylen Bro
  • NBA: LeBron James ends Lakers' 10-year Finals drought
    New York, September 27 (IANS): Los Angeles Lakers earned a comfortable 117-107 win against Denver Nuggets in Game 5 to win Western Conference Finals 4-1 in their latest encounter of the ongoing NBA season. Saturday night's game was the 10th NBA Finals appearance for LeBron James and first in a decade for Lakers. This will be Lakers' 32nd NBA Finals, most in the history of the NBA. Lakers, who last won a championship in 2010 with Kobe Bryant, now have a chance to equal the
  • Tatum leads Celtics' second-half charge to extend series against Heat
    (Reuters/Field Level Media): The Boston Celtics erased a halftime deficit and cut into their series deficit with a Jayson Tatum-led third-quarter surge Friday night, staying alive in the Eastern Conference Finals with a run-away 121-108 victory over the Miami Heat on Friday night near Orlando. Tatum finished with a game-high 31 points, including 17 in the third quarter when the third-seeded Celtics erupted for 41 points after having been held to 51 in the first half. “We kn
  • NBA: Davis' buzzer-beating 3 lifts Lakers over Nuggets
    (Reuters): Anthony Davis’ 3-pointer at the buzzer lifted the Los Angeles Lakers to a 105-103 victory over the Denver Nuggets in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals. “Special moment for a special player. Happy to be a part of it,” LeBron James said of Davis’ shot. Davis, who scored the last 10 Laker points, delivered 22 of his 31 points in the second half for the Lakers, who hold a 2-0 series lead. Davis also finished with nine rebounds. “
  • Lakers rout, eliminate Rockets behind LeBron’s 29 points
    (Reuters): LeBron James had 29 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists and the Los Angeles Lakers eliminated the Houston Rockets from the NBA playoffs with a 119-96 victory in Game 5 on Saturday at the NBA bubble near Orlando. Kyle Kuzma scored 17 points, Markieff Morris added 16 and Danny Green chipped in 14 for the Lakers. Anthony Davis contributed 13 points and 11 boards but committed six turnovers. James Harden had 30 points, six rebounds and five assists and Jeff Green finishe
  • NBA to resume games after player protest, turn stadiums into voting sites
    Reuters NBA players who boycotted games as part of a protest against racial injustice have agreed to resume the playoffs on Saturday in a deal that includes increased access to voting in the U.S. presidential election, the league and players association (NBPA) said on Friday. The decision ends a three-day halt to the action as part of a player-led protest that was sparked by the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and led to game cancellations in ot
  • NBA postpones games after Bucks boycott, other sports follow suit
    (Reuters): The National Basketball Association (NBA) postponed all three playoff games on Wednesday after the Milwaukee Bucks boycotted Game 5 of their series against the Orlando Magic to protest racial injustice, triggering similar moves across other sports. The action by the Wisconsin-based team follows the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, in the city of Kenosha, also in Wisconsin, on Sunday. Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer and the Women's NBA al
  • Don't think NBA is sad losing Trump as viewer, says LeBron James
    Los Angeles, August 6 (IANS): Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James feels NBA community is not at all sad with respect to losing US President Donald Trump as a viewer. Trump had earlier stated that watching basketball players take a knee during national anthem in the NBA forces him to turn off the game. "I really don't think the basketball community is sad about losing his viewership, him viewing the game," James said following the Lakers' loss to the Oklahoma Ci