2022-05-02
Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler is questionable to play in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series against the visiting Philadelphia 76ers because of right knee inflammation, the team announced on Sunday. Butler wasn't alone in being listed as questionable for the series opener. The top-seeded Heat also listed guards Max Strus (hamstring) and Tyler Herro (respiratory illness) and ...
2022-05-02
New Orleans Pelicans finished their 2021-22 NBA season in the first playoffs round when losing a series against the Phoenix Suns (2-4). Though, the team is already thinking about the off-season period and summer plans. While talking to the US media, the Spanish center Willy Hernangomez revealed that the Pelicans should have a training camp in Phoenix and that some of his teammates are planning to ...
2022-05-02
It's money time in European basketball. This is where the competition escalates and reaches its climax, with the cups and titles being won or lost. You will see it almost everywhere, and the 7DAYS EuroCup is no exception. It is the semi-finals already. And like every season, EuroCup delivers some big surprises. The memories from last season are fresh: Virtus Bologna, the utmost favourites of the ...
2022-05-02
The German duo of Tim Schneider and Jonas Mattisseck are staying with ALBA Berlin, according to BasketNews sources. Their contracts are expiring this summer, but the club wants to keep the whole current roster for next season. Recently, BasketNews reported about the head coach Israel Gonzalez, who is set to extend the deal as well. The 24-year-old Schneider appeared in 23 Turkish Airlines ...
2022-05-02
On the occasion of Maccabi Tel Aviv's 90th anniversary, followers on the team's official Instagram page have chosen their all-time favorite players to ever wear the yellow-blue jersey. In each position, a bracket was created, from the quarterfinals to the finals. Eight selected players competed head-to-head to climb from stage to stage, until the final where fans decided the winner in every ...
2022-05-02
In a new interview, Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen expressed frustration with the media for the fact that he never won the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year (DPOY) award, suggesting that teammate Michael Jordan took the focus off his efforts. The Chicago Bulls legend caught up with Trash Talk's Bastien Fontanieu and opened up about his time in the league in promotion of his book 'Unguarded'. When ...
2022-05-02
Draymond Green was ejected with roughly one minute left in the second quarter in Game 1 of the second-round series against the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday. The Golden State Warriors defensive star attempted to defend a lay-up from Grizzlies forward Brandon Clarke, and in the process, hit his opponent in the face, grabbing his jersey and pulling him to the ground. Initially ruled a flagrant foul, ...
2022-05-02
For the second year in a row, the Bayern Munich players are one step closer to qualifying for the Final Four of the Euroleague. For Vladimir Lucic, the passage to this year's final tournament would have a special feat because he would have an almost unique chance to fight for the European throne in front of his people, family, and friends. In order for that to happen, Bayern must complete an upset ...
2022-05-02
The Utah Jazz couldn't hold off the Dallas Mavericks this postseason, and Jason Kidd broke down what his team's first playoff opponent was lacking. Kidd spoke about the Mavs' upcoming matchup against the Phoenix Suns ahead of Monday's Game 1, referencing Utah's bigs Rudy Gobert and Hassan Whiteside as opposed to the players comprising the Suns frontline. "We have to adapt," said Kidd, per ...
2022-05-02
Giannis Antetokounmpo racked up a triple-double of 24 points, 13 rebounds, and 12 assists, as reigning champs Milwaukee Bucks beat the Boston Celtics 101-89 in Game 1 of their best-of-seven NBA Eastern Conference semifinal on Sunday. Midway through the fourth quarter, Antetokounmpo tried to drive against Grant Williams and could tell he had nowhere to go. So, he picked up his dribble, made a move ...
2022-05-02
The Golden State Warriors finished off a 117-116 win over the host Memphis Grizzlies to open their Western Conference semifinal series despite the ejection of veteran forward Draymond Green.Warriors coach Steve Kerr said his team was "shocked" by the call of a flagrant-2 foul against Green, forcing him to leave the game with 1:18 left in the first half and the Warriors behind by a ...
2022-05-01
Jordan Poole scored 31 points on 12-for-20 shooting, Stephen Curry finished with 24 points and the visiting Golden State Warriors held on for a 117-116 (24-32, 31-29, 36-29, 26-26) win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday afternoon in Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinals series. Poole and Curry drained five 3-pointers apiece as the Warriors recovered from a double-digit deficit in the ...
2022-05-01
Jordan Poole scored 31 points on 12-for-20 shooting, Stephen Curry finished with 24 points and the visiting Golden State Warriors held on for a 117-116 win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday afternoon in Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinals series.Poole and Curry drained five 3-pointers apiece as the Warriors recovered from a double-digit deficit in the first half as well as the ...
2022-05-01
Giannis Antetokounmpo had a triple-double and Jrue Holiday scored a game-high 25 points as the visiting Milwaukee Bucks beat the Boston Celtics 101-89 in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series on Sunday.Antetokounmpo finished with 24 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists. Holiday added nine rebounds, Bobby Portis put up a double-double of 15 points and 11 rebounds and Grayson Allen ...
2022-05-01
Giannis Antetokounmpo had a triple-double and Jrue Holiday and Bobby Portis had double-doubles as the visiting Milwaukee Bucks beat the Boston Celtics 101-89 (27-24, 29-22, 22-24, 23-19) in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series on Sunday. Antetokounmpo finished with 24 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists, Holiday had 25 points and 10 rebounds, Portis added 15 points and 11 rebounds ...
2022-05-01
FC Bayern Munich (23-8) handily defeated s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg (14-20) with the final score of 92-57 (24-13, 24-10, 19-21, 25-13) in the German BBL. It was their last repetition before cruicial Game 5 against Barcelona in EuroLeague playoffs. Andreas Obst led Bayern with 18 points (3/4 2PT, 3/8 3PT, 6/12 FT) and 5 rebounds. On the opposing side, Filip Stanic was the high-scorer for Wurzburg, ...
2022-05-01
Maccabi Tel Aviv (17-8) keep rolling, winning their fourth straight contest at the Israel Basketball Super League by taking down the visiting Hapoel Jerusalem (18-8) 89-79 (24-23, 20-25, 20-7, 25-24). After the close first half, James Nunnally and Keenan Evans initiated a 13-0 run at the start of the third quarter and Maccabi were in front by 9 points (57-48). Maccabi came out aggressive in the ...
2022-05-01
In the French league, Euroleague side LDLC ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne (23-8) defeated Sarthe Basket Le Mans (16-14) with the final score of 86-74 (20-20, 23-13, 14-22, 29-19). Despite being down by 10 (33-43) at the start of the third quarter, Le Mans came back within fighting distance before going into the last quarter (55-57). EuroLeague team reacted in the fourth quarter and after Youssoupha ...
2022-05-01
While the Miami Heat's star player is expected to play, the same can't be said for the Philadelphia 76ers' franchise cornerstone.Jimmy Butler (knee), who missed Game 5 of the Heat's first-round series win against the Atlanta Hawks, will likely return at home to face the Sixers on Monday in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.Tyler Herro (non-COVID illness) is also expected ...
2022-05-01
In the Greek Basket League, Euroleague side Panathinaikos (20-2) defeated Promitheas Patras (11-11) with great performance from Daryl Macon. The final score was 76-67 (16-12, 18-17, 22-24, 20-14). The first three quarters of the game went back and forth, neither team gaining a commanding lead. After Darryl Macon and Lefteris Bochoridis 13 points in a row, PAO build a double-digit lead (71-60) with ...
2022-05-01
Spanish powerhouse Real Madrid (22-9) got a win at home against Joventut Badalona (20-11) in the Spanish ACB league with the final score of 99-89 (29-23, 18-23, 29-23, 23-20). Joventut stormed back in the fourth quarter, going on an 13-4 run to even the result after Brandon Paul‘s jumper (83-83) with 5:57 to go. When the visitors tied the game, Real went on a 10-0 run to bolster themselves a ...
2022-05-01
AX Armani Exchange Milan (23-5) defeated Happy Casa Brindisi (12-17) in a hard battle on the court in the Italian Lega Basket Serie A league. Coach Messina's side conquered the win in an exciting ending with the final score of 92-87 (16-27, 28-23, 19-20, 29-17). The visitors controlled the game the biggest part of the match, but Milan never let them go too far. 4 consecutive points from Benjamin ...
2022-05-01
Two teams hoping their top scorers can stay healthy will tip off their best-of-seven Western Conference semifinal series when the Dallas Mavericks visit the Phoenix Suns for Game 1 on Monday night.Both teams overcame the absence of their young superstars in tough first-round matchups. The Mavericks ousted the Utah Jazz, and the Suns survived the eighth-seeded New Orleans Pelicans, both winning in ...
2022-05-01
Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler is questionable to play in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series against the visiting Philadelphia 76ers because of right knee inflammation, the team said Sunday.Butler wasn't alone in being listed as questionable for Monday's series opener, however. The top-seeded Heat also listed guards Max Strus (hamstring) and Tyler Herro (respiratory ...
2022-05-01
Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid won't travel for Game 1 and Game 2 in Miami, sources tell ESPN. There’s optimism he could return as soon as either Game 3 or 4 in Philadelphia. He needs to clear concussion protocols and see doctor mid-week on his orbital fracture. He suffered a concussion and fractured orbital bone in his left eye in Game 6 of the first-round series against the Toronto ...
2022-05-01
NBA superstar Kevin Durant has expressed an interest in traveling to Greece for Game 5 of the playoff series between Olympiacos Piraeus and AS Monaco, to be held next Wednesday (May 4), according to information from SDNA. Nets forward arrived in Monaco last Friday, had a first meet-up with players of the home team, before attending Game 4. Durant was a guest of Mike James', with whom he has a ...
2022-05-01
In the German league, MLP Academics Heidelberg (11-22) were crushed by Euroleague side ALBA Berlin (25-6) with the final score of 110-70 (27-16, 24-18, 36-11, 23-25). ALBA's domination extended into the second half with Heidelberg looking completely unable to oppose a serious reaction. The difference between the teams reached 48 points (93-45) in the last quarter and EuroLeague team celebrated a ...
2022-05-01
EuroLeague Final Four participant Anadolu Efes Istanbul (22-7) suffered a defeat against Gaziantep Basketbol (19-10) in the Turkish Basketball League (BSL) 78-69 (22-16, 23-20, 14-17, 19-16) ahead of EuroLeague semifinals. Efes played without Vasilije Micic, Shane Larkin, Bryan Dunston, Tibor Pleiss, Adrien Moerman who were given the rest after finished EuroLeague playoffs series while Rodrigue ...
2022-05-01
Jimmy Butler wants Joel Embiid to recover in time to play in the conference semifinals between the Miami Heat and Philadelphia 76ers, an intriguing match-up that has lost its allure with the Cameroonian center out. The player suffered a concussion and fractured orbital bone in his left eye in Game 6 of the first-round series against the Toronto Raptors and will be out indefinitely. Embiid does not ...
2022-05-01
Kevin Durant's presence at the Gaston Medecin for Game 4 featuring AS Monaco and Olympiacos Piraeus was largely unknown up until a few hours before the clash on Friday night. But since French outlet L'Equipe broke the news of his arrival in the Principality, the vibes changed instantly for the home team. Monaco were in dire need of a win that would tie the series and force a fifth game in Piraeus ...
2022-05-01
A strong showing from Alex Abrines and great team effort handed FC Barcelona (24-7) their 24th win in the Spanish ACB League over Hereda San Pablo Burgos (9-22) 84-69 (15-13, 14-17, 30-15, 25-24). The leader of the Catalan team, Nikola Mirotic, was rested for the match. Although head coach Sarunas Jasikevicius hoped Cory Higgins could return to the court during this game, the 32-year-old guard was ...
2022-05-01
The Brooklyn Nets got swept in the Round 1 of the NBA Playoffs series against the Boston Celtics. However, these are not the only problems the club faces. According to Josh Kosman and Brian Lewis from the New York Post, the Nets owner Joe Tsai is losing millions of dollars due to the early playoff exit. Tsai lost between $50 million and $100 million combined in the 2021-2022 season alone, the ...
2022-05-01
The Memphis Grizzlies beat the Golden State Warriors in the Play-In tournament last season in an overtime classic. This year, the teams meet again, now in the NBA Playoffs. Is there a rivalry forming between the teams? The head coach of the Warriors Steve Kerr doesn't think so. "I think rivalries are really formed in the playoffs. You sort of have to have a couple of meetings for the rivalry to ...
2022-05-01

In 2020, it was Nico Mannion who broke the negative streak and put Italy back on the map of the NBA Draft. The Arizona alumn was born in Siena, Italy, but grew up in the United States and wasn't a product of the Italian youth basketball system.

2022-05-01
The Phoenix Suns were fined $25,000 by the NBA Saturday after violating the league's injury-reporting guidelines over Devin Booker's status ahead of Game 6 against New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday. The league ruled that Phoenix did not reveal Booker's playing status "in an accurate and timely manner" before he returned to action in the Suns' first-round series-clinching win over the Pelicans. ...
2022-05-01
The Sacramento Kings are in a search of their new head coach. According to multiple sources, there are three main candidates for the job. Shams Charania from The Athletic reports that the former Golden State Warriors head coach Mark Jackson is among the candidates for the vacancy. Adrian Wojnarowski, on the other end, also reports that current Warriors assistant Mike Brown and former Orlando Magic ...
2022-04-30
The Phoenix Suns were fined $25,000 by the NBA Saturday after violating the league's injury-reporting guidelines over Devin Booker's status ahead of Game 6 against New Orleans on Thursday.The league ruled that Phoenix did not reveal Booker's playing status "in an accurate and timely manner" before he returned to action in the Suns' first-round series clinching win over ...
2022-04-30
Bitci Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz (18-13) suffered at the hands of hosts Unicaja Malaga (13-18), before escaping with a narrow 73-72 (25-12, 10-28, 16-15, 12-17) win at the Martin Carpena in Andalusia on Saturday night. Simone Fontecchio led all scorers with 30 points on almost perfect shooting (7/7 on two-pointers, 4/7 on three-pointers, 4/4 free throws, plus 6 rebounds), while Steven Enoch was his ...
2022-04-30
The Golden State Warriors are looking to re-create their postseason magic, which included five consecutive NBA Finals appearances from 2015 to 2019.The Memphis Grizzlies are new to the scene, coming off their first playoff series win in seven years.The second-seeded Grizzlies and third-seeded Warriors will showcase youthful energy versus veteran experience when the teams tip off in Game 1 of their ...
2022-04-30
Denver Nuggets needed only five games to down the Golden State Warriors 4-1 and get their hands on the ticket to the next round of the NBA playoffs. Nikola Jokic had a strong performance. The reigning NBA MVP finished with 30 points, 19 rebounds and eight assists. He had scored 37 points apiece in Game 3 and Game 4. The Serbian center had a double-double of 25 points, 10 rebounds, six assists, ...
2022-04-30
Usman Garuba sat down with AS to talk about his first year in the NBA, his new coach (Stephen Silas), his former team Real Madrid, and his plans with the Spanish NT. Garuba will be next month between Spain and Houston, as he will keep practicing in order to be at Sergio Scariolo's disposal for EuroBasket 2022, which tips off on September 1. The Houston Rockets big man, who turned 20 on March 9, ...
2022-04-30
Ukrainian basketball star Alexander Volkov, who has stepped up for his country amid Russia's invasion, has built a network to help the 90 Ukrainian kids he coaches in his youth basketball camp escape to safety. The 58-year-old USSR Olympic gold medalist and former NBA pro recently told Sports Illustrated that he reached out to his former Atlanta Hawks teammate Sarunas Marciulionis, who has also ...
2022-04-30
The Milwaukee Bucks are the defending NBA champions but the Boston Celtics are healthier, more rested and have home-court advantage heading into Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series on Sunday.This series appears to be about as even as it could be, with both teams posting the same record in the regular season (51-31). The Celtics and Bucks each won at home to split their four-game ...
2022-04-30
Walter Tavares, currently in his fifth season with Real Madrid, remains one of the dominant players in his position in Europe. The big man from Cape Verde reviewed his sports career, his time at Gran Canaria and the NBA, in an interview with Spanish network DAZN. Tavares explained that his beginnings were not easy and said that he started playing basketball in flip-flops. "The guy from Germany who ...
2022-04-30
Partizan NIS Belgrade missed out on the chance to qualify for next year's EuroLeague through the EuroCup following their dramatic elimination to Turkish side Bursaspor. Now, their only way to get to Europe's top level is through the ABA league; or maybe hope for a wild card, if the suspension of the Russian clubs remains in effect. The club's president, Ostoja Mijailovic, is very clear about the ...
2022-04-30
Anadolu Efes Istanbul center Tibor Pleiss starred on Thursday night to lead his team's return to the Final Four and become the MVP for Game 4 of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Playoffs. Pleiss had one of the best performances of his career as Efes downed AX Armani Exchange Milan 75-70 to clinch their best-of-five series 3-1. Pleiss accumulated a performance index rating of 37, matching the ...
2022-04-30
The head coach of ALBA Berlin, Israel Gonzalez, is set to extend the contract with the German powerhouse, according to BasketNews sources. Both sides are negotiating the details of the deal. The contract should be for at least two years, per sources. Gonzalez penned a one-year agreement and took over ALBA last summer when long-time head coach Aito Garcia Reneses stepped down from the position. ...
2022-04-30
Phoenix Suns veteran guard Chris Paul instituted a curfew for his teammates when they were playing first-round playoff series on the road in New Orleans, per ESPN's Brian Windhorst. Windhorst noted that the idea came from Paul himself and not the coaching staff. The 36-year-old called his teammates to be back at the hotel by a certain time. The point guard had hotel rooms set up for him and his ...
2022-04-30
AX Armani Exchange Milan finished their 2021-22 EuroLeague season losing the playoffs series against the reigning champs Anadolu Efes Istanbul (1-3). The Italian club is now focusing on reshaping the roster for the next campaign. According to Vincenzo Di Schiavi of La Gazzetta dello Sport, Brandon Davies' future is linked either with FC Barcelona or Armani Exchange, as the Italians are highly ...
2022-04-30
AS Monaco needed to overcome their shooting slump, resulting in 5/23 on three-point shots, to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat against Olympiacos Piraeus at the Gaston Medecin on Friday night. It was the Roca Team's last home game of the season and, as Mike James said, no one wanted to leave the court with their heads down. Standing on the shoulders of their standout American quartet, made ...
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