2022-01-02
A very rare result was recorded in the Basketball Super League – Tofas Bursa won a game by as much as 90 points. Tofas (8-7) demolished Afyon Belediye S.K. (3-12) 145-55 (27-15, 54-19, 35-14, 29-7) at home. Afyon, which have been in financial trouble for some time, were abandoned by all foreigners. In the second quarter, Bursa's club scored as many as 54 points and won the period by 35. For ...
2022-01-02
Memory works in strange ways. Sometimes we can remember very futile details that happened years ago, while we struggle to remember stuff that happened the week before. Even in basketball, especially nowadays, memory can be really short-term. Remembering the scenario of 8-10 years ago might be really difficult, such is our focus on today and on what might happen in the incoming future. So we will ...
2022-01-02
Real Madrid resumed their training sessions this Saturday, via Mundo Deportivo. The latest practice highlighted the return of coach Pablo Laso and six players: Thomas Heurtel, Fabien Causeur, Vincent Poirier, Guerschon Yabusele, Anthony Randolph, and Juan Nunez. Other first-team players, who have not been affected by COVID-19, such as Rudy Fernandez, Walter Tavares, Alberto Abalde, or Tristan ...
2022-01-02
Nikola Jokic sat down with TV Arena Sport for a New Year's interview. The Serbian ball magician talked about the most important award, Coca-Cola, and the interest of FC Barcelona. The 26-year old joined the Denver Nuggets from the basketball prospects-generator KK Mega Basket in 2015 and last season he became the lowest NBA draft pick to win the regular-season MVP award, averaging 26.4 points, ...
2022-01-02
DeMar DeRozan knocked down a game-winning, buzzer-beating 3-pointer for the second time in as many nights to cap the Chicago Bulls' come-from-behind, 120-119 defeat of the host Washington Wizards on Saturday. Coby White triggered a sideline inbounds pass to DeRozan with 3.3 seconds remaining. After getting the defender to leave his feet with a pump fake in the corner, DeRozan fired a ...
2022-01-02
Houston Rockets guard Kevin Porter Jr. left the arena following a heated halftime exchange with assistant coach John Lucas on Saturday night, according to reports from multiple media outlets. Lucas called out the "entire team at halftime," according to The Athletic. Porter, the team's starting point guard, then had "a heated exchange" with Lucas. Porter reportedly threw an object and "promptly ...
2022-01-02
Stephen Curry scored 28 points, dished out nine assists, and broke another NBA record to lift the visiting Golden State Warriors (28-7) to a 123-116 (29-24, 35-26, 22-41, 37-25) win over the Utah Jazz (26-10) on Saturday night in Salt Lake City. Curry hit 6-of-12 from deep to break his own NBA record by making a 3-pointer for the 158th consecutive game. Curry scored 12 points in the fourth quarter ...
2022-01-02
Saddiq Bey made a 3-pointer with 1.9 seconds left in overtime and the host Detroit Pistons ended a four-game losing streak by topping the San Antonio Spurs 117-116 on Saturday. Hamidou Diallo had 34 points, 14 rebounds, five steals and four assists, and Bey supplied 21 points and 17 rebounds. Luka Garza contributed 20 points and 14 rebounds, and Cassius Stanley scored a career-high 19 points for ...
2022-01-02
Nikola Jokic and Facundo Campazzo each recorded double-doubles and the short-handed Denver Nuggets (18-26) cruised to a 124-111 (30-31, 47-24, 22-19, 25-37) victory over the host Houston Rockets (10-27) on Saturday. Jokic tallied 24 points and 11 rebounds while Campazzo paired a career-high 22 points with 12 assists for the Nuggets, who received 16 points and seven boards from Aaron Gordon, and 12 ...
2022-01-02
Justise Winslow hit the go-ahead basket with 63 seconds left as the Los Angeles Clippers rallied down the stretch, survived another triple-double by James Harden and earned a 120-116 victory over the host Brooklyn Nets on Saturday night. The Clippers rallied from a 13-point deficit by outscoring Brooklyn 28-11 in the final 5:57. They tied the game twice before taking a 114-113 lead on Winslow's ...
2022-01-02
DeMar DeRozan knocked down a game-winning, buzzer-beating 3-pointer for the second time in as many nights to cap the Chicago Bulls' (24-10) come-from-behind, 120-119 (25-32, 27-32, 34-24, 34-31) defeat of the host Washington Wizards (18-18) on Saturday. Coby White triggered a sideline inbounds pass to DeRozan with 3.3 seconds remaining. After getting the defender to leave his feet with a pump fake ...
2022-01-02
Giannis Antetokounmpo notched his second triple-double of the season as the Milwaukee Bucks (25-13) defeated the visiting New Orleans Pelicans (13-23) 136-113 (27-24, 37-32, 32-26, 40-31) on Saturday night to extend their win streak to six games. The five-time All-Star finished with 35 points on 12-of-18 shooting to go along with 16 rebounds and 10 assists. Antetokounmpo is now averaging 33 points ...
2022-01-01
Atlanta's Nate McMillan on Saturday became the latest NBA head coach to enter the league's health and safety protocol.Head coaches Doc Rivers of the Philadelphia 76ers and Michael Malone of the Denver Nuggets joined the protocol list on Thursday.Six Hawks players left the protocol Saturday and are expected to join the team in Portland for their game against the Trail Blazers on Monday: ...
2022-01-01
Dallas Mavericks star guard Luka Doncic cleared the COVID-19 protocol on Saturday and is expected to play in Sunday's road game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Dallas guard Tim Hardaway Jr. and forward Maxi Kleber also cleared the protocol. The Mavericks removed all three players from their injury report. Doncic missed the past 10 games -- the first five due to an ankle injury and the last five ...
2022-01-01
The Oklahoma City Thunder put guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander in the league's health and safety protocol on Saturday.Rookie guard Josh Giddey, who entered the protocol on Tuesday, was removed from it on Saturday.Gilgeous-Alexander, 23, leads the team with 22.7 points per game to go with averages of 5.2 assists and 4.8 rebounds in 31 games. He played 35 minutes Friday night in the Thunder's ...
2022-01-01
Reigning Turkish Airlines EuroLeague champions Anadolu Efes Istanbul announced the coronavirus outbreak at the club. According to the statement, seven Efes players and one staff member tested positive for COVID-19. On January 3rd, Efes should visit Yalovaspor in the Turkish League game, while on January 7th EuroLeague champions have a scheduled game against FC Bayern Munich. Both games are not ...
2022-01-01
Why is Giannis' brother out of the NBA? Kostas was the first of all Antetokounmpo brothers to get an NBA ring. But after short stints with the Dallas Mavericks and the Los Angeles Lakers, he's back in the EuroLeague to prove his worth. BasketNews analyzed the strengths and weaknesses of Kostas Antetokounmpo to understand if he has the potential to come back to the NBA or become a dominant player ...
2022-01-01
Coronavirus outbreaks among EuroLeague teams continue. FC Barcelona announced six new positive cases. According to an official statement, head coach Sarunas Jasikevicius, Brandon Davies, Nicolas Laprovittola, and three other staff members tested positive for coronavirus. On December 28, Barcelona announced that Nick Calathes and Kyle Kuric also tested positive. A few days earlier, Pierre Oriola ...
2022-01-01
DeMar DeRozan drilled a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to cap a 28-point effort, as the Chicago Bulls topped the Indiana Pacers 108-106 on Friday in Indianapolis to extend their winning streak to six games. The Bulls trailed by six down the stretch before rallying. Coby White added 24 points for Chicago, and Nikola Vucevic delivered his fourth straight double-double (14 points, 16 rebounds). Caris ...
2022-01-01
LeBron James scored 43 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, Russell Westbrook posted a triple-double and the Los Angeles Lakers closed 2021 with a 139-106 rout of the visiting Portland Trail Blazers on Friday. James reached a double-double in the first half, posting 27 points and 10 rebounds by intermission. He reached double figures in points less than six minutes into the game as the Lakers raced to ...
2022-01-01
Donovan Mitchell returned from a two-game injury absence to score a season-high 39 points and the Utah Jazz went on a 22-0 fourth-quarter run in a 120-108 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday in Salt Lake City. After missing time due to a sore back, Mitchell drained six 3-pointers, grabbed six rebounds and dished out five assists. He scored 14 points in the fourth quarter as the Jazz ...
2022-01-01
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 23 points to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 95-80 win over the visiting New York Knicks on Friday. The Knicks, who were without three of their top playmakers, saw their three-game winning streak end. Derrick Rose missed his seventh consecutive game with an ankle injury, Julius Randle is in the NBA's health and safety protocol and Kemba Walker was a late scratch ...
2022-01-01
Ja Morant scored 30 points, 20 of them in the first half, and the Memphis Grizzlies took control late in the third quarter and defeated the visiting San Antonio Spurs 118-105 on Friday to capture their fourth straight win. The Grizzlies led by just two points at halftime and trailed early in the third quarter before rallying over the final six minutes of the period. Memphis pushed its lead to 16 ...
2022-01-01
Trae Young produced 35 points and 11 assists to help the visiting Atlanta Hawks erase a 16-point deficit and defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers 121-118 on Friday. Young missed his first six shots and did not score in the first quarter. He wound up 11-for-28 and made five 3-pointers in a season-high 42 minutes. It was the 15th straight game in which Young scored 25-plus points, and he now has a ...
2022-01-01
Fred VanVleet scored 31 points and dished out nine assists as the host Toronto Raptors defeated the undermanned Los Angeles Clippers 116-108 Friday night. Pascal Siakam added 25 points and matched his career best with 19 rebounds for the Raptors, who had lost their two previous games. The Raptors had most of their players back from health and safety protocol, a list that had reached 10 last ...
2022-01-01
Jimmy Butler scored a game-high 37 points to pace six in double figures as the visiting Miami Heat fended off the Houston Rockets 120-110 on Friday for their fifth consecutive victory. Butler shot 12 of 21 from the floor and 11 of 11 from the free-throw line to lead the Heat, who had their scheduled Wednesday game with the San Antonio Spurs postponed due to a lack of available players. Against the ...
2022-01-01
Kristaps Porzingis scored a game-high 24 points, Jalen Brunson had 23 and the Dallas Mavericks used a balanced attack to turn the tables on the host Sacramento Kings for a 112-96 victory Friday afternoon in the finale of a two-game set. Getting a buzzer-beating 3-pointer from Chimezie Metu, the Kings took the opener 95-94 on Wednesday. Facing a Mavericks team still missing Luka Doncic, Sacramento ...
2022-01-01
Jaylen Brown totaled 24 points and 11 rebounds and Marcus Smart added 24 points and nine boards to lead the Boston Celtics over the visiting Phoenix Suns 123-108 in a New Year's Eve matinee.Before the game, the Celtics held a moment of silence to honor Hall of Fame guard Sam Jones, who died Thursday at the age of 88. Jones won 10 championships in his 12 NBA seasons -- all with Boston -- from ...
2021-12-31
DeMar DeRozan drilled a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to cap a 28-point effort, Coby White added 24 points and Nikola Vucevic delivered his fourth straight double-double as the visiting Chicago Bulls topped the Indiana Pacers 108-106 on Friday to extend their winning streak to six games. Chicago trailed by six down the stretch, but rallied back behind the usual suspects. DeRozan scored 16 of his points ...
2021-12-31
Miami Heat point guard Kyle Lowry cleared the COVID-19 protocol and is available to play in Friday night's road game against the Houston Rockets. Lowry has missed Miami's past two games and also would have missed Wednesday's game against the San Antonio Spurs before that contest was postponed due to the Heat not having the minimum eight players. Lowry, 35, is averaging 13.9 points and 8.2 assists ...
2021-12-31
Utah Jazz shooting guard Donovan Mitchell, who has missed the past two games with a back injury, intends to play Friday night against the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves, the Salt Lake Tribune reported. Mitchell, 25, suffered the injury in Utah's 120-116 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Christmas Day. The two-time All-Star is expected to face Minnesota with no restrictions. In 31 games with ...
2021-12-31
Los Angeles Clippers head coach Tyronn Lue was placed into the NBA's health and safety protocol Friday with assistant coach Brian Shaw set to lead the team into a road game against the Toronto Raptors. Lue's move into protocol comes not long after Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel was returned from the same list. Multiple other coaches still are out because of COVID-19 concerns, including ...
2021-12-31
Another Panathinaikos's player tested positive for COVID in the tests that took place today. Currently, only five players from the Greek side stay healthy.Yesterday (December 30), the EuroLeague decided the postponement of the Panathinaikos-Zalgiris game roughly two and a half hours before tip-off and while the Lithuanian squad was almost on its way to the OAKA Arena. Overall, Panathinaikos have ...
2021-12-31
Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel has cleared the NBA's COVID-19 protocol and the team said he will return for Friday night's home game against the Portland Trail Blazers. Vogel entered the health and safety protocol on Dec. 19 and missed the last six games. He did not return with the team from a game at Chicago and used alternate transportation to get back to Los Angeles. The Lakers were ...
2021-12-31
Some NBA players could face a shorter waiting period to return to action following a positive COVID-19 test.ESPN reported Friday that the league and the National Basketball Players Association have agreed on a new health and safety protocol for vaccinated and asymptomatic players who have tested positive.Previously, such players could be cleared after seven days if tests showed their cycle ...
2021-12-31
Boston Celtics legend Sam Jones, a Hall of Famer and 10-time NBA champion, has died at age 88. Only longtime Celtics teammate Bill Russell, with 11, earned more NBA rings as a player than Jones, a five-time All-Star and a member of the NBA's 25th, 50th and 75th anniversary teams. Jones passed away Thursday night of natural causes, according to a team spokesperson. The Celtics will hold a moment of ...
2021-12-31
The Cleveland Cavaliers are expected to complete a deal to acquire Los Angeles Lakers point guard Rajon Rondo as soon as Friday, ESPN reported. According to the report, the Cavaliers will need to open a roster spot to make room for Rondo. Their options include sending a minimum-contract player to Los Angeles, waiving a player, or giving the Lakers cash or a second-round draft pick in exchange. ...
2021-12-31
2022 is just around the corner. New wishes, new goals. Even though basketball season began in September, each New Year is seen as an opportunity to recharge batteries and reach new aims. For this occasion, BasketNews launched a Happy New Year edition, in which all our colleagues made one wish to each Turkish Airlines EuroLeague team. Just like with friends, some teams received a wish to stay ...
2021-12-31
Billy Baron had a big night against his former team to lead Zenit St Petersburg over Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade on Thursday night and in doing so earned MVP of the Round honors for the first time in his career. Baron erupted for 25 points on 5-of-9 three-point shooting and dished 6 assists in a 76-80 victory in the Serbian capital. He also had 4 rebounds, 1 steal, and drew 5 fouls in compiling a ...
2021-12-31
BasketNews continues the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague beat edition. Here, you'll be able to find all the info you need about what happened in the latest EuroLeague round. Postponements, spectacular Mike James' creativity, John Brown's career night, Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv's drought, Billy Baron's show and FC Barcelona's struggles in Vitoria – all of that and more in EuroLeague’s Round ...
2021-12-31
After having to travel home without playing the Euroleague match against Panathinaikos OPAP Athens, Zalgiris Kaunas has made a personnel decision. The club has decided to part ways with Zoran Dragic. It was reported yesterday that, per Basketnews sources, the Slovenian forward was going to leave Zalgiris sooner or later. According to the official announcement, the contract with 32-year-old ...
2021-12-31
FC Barcelona (15-3) lost its third Euroleague game of the season in Vitoria on Thursday night. Bitci Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz (7-11) was much better team, beating the Blaugrana by 19 points (94-75). Sarunas Jasikevicius showed his disappointment just after the buzzer. "It was embarrassing," he said in the flash interview at DAZN. The Lithuanian mastermind is never shy to say harsh words when ...
2021-12-31
Dzanan Musa is just 22 years old, but he has had enough time to make his debut in the Euroleague with 16 in a game against Olympiacos, defended by Spanoulis. He shined in the Eurocup back in 2018, being named Rising Star of the competition. After being selected as the 29th pick of the NBA Draft, he made his dream come true playing in the NBA with the Brooklyn Nets. And despite having a residual ...
2021-12-31
Joel Embiid scored 34 points and converted the tiebreaking three-point play with 3:14 remaining as the Philadelphia 76ers made all the plays down the stretch in a 110-102 (39-31, 16-23, 29-28, 26-20) victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday in New York. Embiid shot 11 of 23 from the floor and notched at least 30 points for a seventh straight road game. His hoop and subsequent free throw started ...
2021-12-31
Giannis Antetokounmpo posted 33 points and 12 rebounds, helping the Milwaukee Bucks (24-13) complete a regular-season sweep of the host Orlando Magic (7-29) with a 136-118 (32-24, 31-27, 33-34, 40-33) victory on Thursday. Jrue Holiday put up 25 points and seven assists and Khris Middleton added 22 points and six assists as the Bucks ended December on a five-game winning streak. DeMarcus Cousins ...
2021-12-31
Joel Embiid scored 34 points and converted the tiebreaking three-point play with 3:14 remaining as the Philadelphia 76ers (19-16) made all the plays down the stretch in a 110-102 (39-31, 16-23, 29-28, 26-20) victory over the Brooklyn Nets (23-10) on Thursday in New York. Embiid shot 11 of 23 from the floor and notched at least 30 points for a seventh straight road game. His hoop and subsequent ...
2021-12-31
Bradley Beal collected 29 points and a season-high-tying 10 assists in his return from health and safety protocol to fuel the host Washington Wizards (18-17) to a 110-93 (31-30, 27-21, 33-21, 19-21) win over the Cleveland Cavaliers (20-15) on Thursday. Kevin Pangos made his first start in the Cavaliers uniform this night. It wasn't the best of starts for the Canadian though as Pangos shot only 1-8 ...
2021-12-31
Philadelphia 76ers head coach Doc Rivers and Denver Nuggets bench boss Michael Malone entered the NBA's health and safety protocol on Thursday. Sixers guards Tyler Johnson and Myles Powell and assistant coaches Brian Adams and Sam Cassell also entered the protocol on Thursday. They join forward Danny Green on the list for the 76ers, who turned to assistant coach Dan Burke to guide the club in ...
2021-12-31
The Denver Nuggets' scheduled home game Thursday against the Golden State Warriors was postponed hours before the scheduled tipoff due to COVID-19 protocol. "The Nuggets do not have the league-required eight available players to proceed with the game against the Warriors," the NBA said in a statement. The Nuggets made the announcement Thursday afternoon on social media but did not provide further ...
2021-12-31
Mario Chalmers, a two-time NBA champion point guard with the Miami Heat who has been out of the league since 2018, is set to sign a 10-day contract with the Heat, The Athletic and the Miami Herald reported Thursday. The move is in response to the NBA's COVID-19 surge in cases over the past few weeks, which has sparked the return of former stars such as Greg Monroe, Joe Johnson and Isaiah Thomas. ...
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