Basketball

Kobe carries Lakers to record 29th NBA Finals

LOS ANGELES - Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers dispatched the defending champions, and are headed to the NBA finals for the first time in four years.

No Repeat Episode

ESPN 30.05.2008
No Repeat Episode

The champs are dethroned. The Lakers earned a 100-92 win over the Spurs, taking the West finals in five games.


Chicago Bulls player Noah gets fined for marijuana

MIAMI (Reuters) - Chicago Bulls basketball player Joakim Noah, son of former French Open tennis champion Yannick Noah, has agreed to serve six months probation and pay a $200 fine after being charged with marijuana possession in Florida, the State...

Collins says he talked to Bulls, but no deal to coach set

CHICAGO -- To shape their future, the Chicago Bulls could turn to the past. Doug Collins, who guided the Bulls and a young Michael Jordan from 1986-89 but couldn't get them past Detroit in the playoffs, has talked with the team about returning as ...


Perkins comes up big for Boston in Game 5

Charley Rosen FOX Sports 29.05.2008
Perkins comes up big for Boston in Game 5

Playoff basketball! You've gotta love it! Especially when both squads go at each other with such ferocity. And despite the Celtics' small margin of victory, there were several reasons why they prevailed.

NBA says Fisher fouled Barry

Steve Springer Los Angeles Times 29.05.2008
The Lakers' Derek Fisher comes down on top of San Antonio's Brent Barry, who was trying to get off a last-second shot during the Lakers' 93-91 victory Tuesday in San Antonino, in the fourth game of the Western Conference finals.  Jerry Lara / San Antonio Express-News

In a statement, the league says the Lakers' guard made contact with the Spurs' guard in the closing seconds of Game 4 and two free throws should have been awarded. Lakers won the game by two points.


LA's audacious display leaves Spurs on ropes

Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers are one win away from returning to the NBA finals.

Taking The Fifth

ESPN.com 29.05.2008
Kevin Garnet had a game-high 33 points to lead Boston past Detroit.

Boson led by 17 in the third quarter. The C's still led by 15 in the fourth. But by the final seconds of Game 5 of the East finals, Detroit had rallied to within one point Wednesday night before Boston survived 106-102 to take a 3-2 series lead.


Boston's Kendrick Perkins celebrates a basket against Detroit. Perkins scored 18 points in the Celtics' Game 5 win on Wednesday.

BOSTON - Ray Allen found his shooting touch just in time to put the Boston Celtics within one win of the NBA finals for the first time since the original Big Three.

Lamar Odom brings home the victory for Lakers

Mark Whicker Boston Herald 28.05.2008
Lamar Odom brings home the victory for Lakers

SAN ANTONIO - The career-long question for Lamar Odom is this: What are you? Scorer? Rebounder? Passer? Leader? Facilitator? Main man? On nights like this, the answer is simple: Yes. Because, in the fourth game of Western Conference finals, with ...


China takes NBA playoff games off air

Nick Mulvenney 28.05.2008
China takes NBA playoff games off air

BEIJING (Reuters) - NBA playoff games have been taken off air by China's state television network because they are considered too entertaining for a nation still recovering from the Sichuan earthquake.

Kings, Bullets on edge of extinction

Jessica Halloran, Sydney Theage 28.05.2008
Kings, Bullets on edge of extinction

THE future of the National Basketball League was in jeopardy with the Sydney Kings and the Brisbane Bullets teetering on the brink of extinction.


Lakers win, head home with 3-1 series lead

SAN ANTONIO - The defending champions are on the ropes.

Schedules for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Basketball Tournaments Announced

GENEVA (FIBA) - FIBA, in close cooperation with the IOC (International Olympic Committee), BOCOG (Beijing Organising Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad) and BOB (Beijing Olympic Broadcasting), would like to announce the competition sched...


Pistons keep grinding to even series with Celtics

Doug Smith Toronto Star 27.05.2008
The Pistons' Antonio McDyess, left, and the Celtics' Paul Pierce scramble for a loose ball during the third quarter of Game 4 of the NBA Eastern Conference finals May 26, 2008, in Auburn Hills, Mich.

AUBURN HILLS, MICH.–It was never about pretty for the Detroit Pistons. It's always only about winning, so the ugliness that unfolded at the Palace last night didn't bother them at all.

NBL admits game at lowest ebb

The National Basketball League (NBL) says the game is at its lowest ebb and it is embarrassing to see headlines that two of its clubs face extinction.


Detroit guard Chauncey Billups reacts to a call during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals against Boston on Monday. Elsa / Getty Images

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - Antonio McDyess sparked Detroit to a quick early lead and the Pistons held off several Boston charges to beat the Celtics 94-75 in Game 4, evening the Eastern Conference finals at 2-2.

Too good? Girl banned from boys hoops league

Coach of 6-foot-1, 12-year-old says parents angry she dominated their sons


NBA TV Top 5: May 24th

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