Lakers 123-110 Suns: Anthony Davis sparkles as LA ease to important win

Anthony Davis of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots the ball during the game against the Phoenix Suns on May 9, 2021 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles,...

Helped as they raced to a 22-6 first quarter run, Anthony Davis and the Lakers earned an impressive 123-110 win over the Phoenix Suns – limiting their leading scorer Devin Booker’s efficiency as Mikal Bridges and Cameron Payne were key in keeping things competitive. Continue reading

Warriors 117-113 Kings: Tyrese Haliburton shines, but Dubs edge frenetic finish

Tyrese Haliburton of the Sacramento Kings shoots a basket during the game against the Golden State Warriors at Chase Center on April 25, 2021 in San...

Rookie of the Year candidate Tyrese Haliburton had 15 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter, but it wasn’t enough to snatch a hard-fought road win at Chase Center as the Sacramento Kings were bested 117-113 by a determined Golden State Warriors effort overnight – powered by MVP frontrunner Stephen Curry and others besides when things got tricky down the stretch. Continue reading

Best of the best: Karl-Anthony Towns believes Anthony Edwards is Rookie of the Year

Karl-Anthony Towns and Anthony Edwards of the Minnesota Timberwolves look on during the game against the New York Knicks on March 31, 2021 at Target...

Minnesota Timberwolves’ two-time All-Star center Karl-Anthony Towns publicly campaigned for teammate Anthony Edwards to win this year’s Rookie of the Year accolade after their 116-106 win over the Sacramento Kings. Charlotte Hornets’ guard LaMelo Ball, who fractured his wrist last month, remains a frontrunner for the award, with a timetable on his return undisclosed.
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Bucks 127-109 Blazers: Giannis’ 47-point effort exposes Portland’s ever-present issues

Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks drives to the basket during the game against the Portland Trail Blazers on April 2 2021 at the Moda...

In a season where multiple players have staked their claim for Giannis Antetokounmpo’s MVP crown, the power forward produced a dominant showing to reinforce the notion that he’s quietly improving with less of the spotlight on Milwaukee after consecutive playoff disappointments, while the focus is centred around other contenders across both conferences.
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Lakers’ LeBron James sidelined for 3-4 weeks with right ankle sprain

LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts to an apparent injury during the second period of a game against the Atlanta Hawks at Staples Center on...

After news confirmed perennial All-Star Anthony Davis (tendinosis, calf strain) would miss at least the next fortnight as he continues to recover from troubling injuries, his star teammate LeBron James is bracing himself to also miss a large chunk of what remains in the regular season after sustaining a right ankle sprain in their loss by the Atlanta Hawks over the weekend.
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Jury is out: Milwaukee Bucks acquire PJ Tucker in four-player trade deal

Gregg Popovich head coach of the San Antonio Spurs shares a light moment with PJ Tucker of the Houston Rockets at AT&T Center on January 14, 2021 in...

The Milwaukee Bucks have acquired Houston Rockets power forward PJ Tucker in a four-player deal designed to bolster their Eastern Conference playoff push – sending DJ Augustin and DJ Wilson with a pick going either way, alongside forward Rodions Kurucs. Does the 35-year-old still have more juice left in the tank for another gruelling championship challenge though? 
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All-Star break over, what now? NBA Q+A: Rookie watch, trade targets and surging Suns

Devin Booker of the Phoenix Suns smiles prior to a game against the Golden State Warriors on March 4, 2021 at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix,...

Midway through an unprecedented season hampered by COVID-19 protocols, troublesome injuries and more too, I spoke to LA Clippers fan and NBA expert Jack Brown shortly after the All-Star game – discussing multiple topics including: standout rookies, possible moves between now and the March 25 trade deadline while assessing true contenders from the pretenders. Continue reading