basketball

Bucks hope to hit break on high note vs. Nuggets

MILWAUKEE — With one game before the All-Star break, the Milwaukee Bucks will try to end an eventful and occasionally turbulent first half on a high note Thursday night when they welcome the Denver...

Top African performers on the night

Thursday was another night of great performances for African players in the NBA, as most of them helped lead their teams to well-deserved victories. Algerian-French guard Evan Fournier had 22 points, three rebounds and three...

LeBron James seals dramatic win over Timberwolves

LeBron James hit a jumper over Jimmy Butler at the buzzer in overtime, giving the Cleveland Cavaliers a 140-138 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night. Moments after James blocked Butler’s potential game-winning shot...

Cavaliers and Celtics eye clash on NBA Sundays

The Cleveland Cavaliers avoided another painful loss and a three-game skid when LeBron James’ overtime buzzer beater handed them a 140-138 win over Minnesota early on Thursday morning. It was only their seventh win...

NBA Africa: The best of both conferences

No one gets a ring for second place! Now that we have that out of the way, maybe we can talk about the 2017/2018 season and whom we think will occupy the top seed...

DA’s Top 15 Rankings: Houston Rockets, Boston Celtics soaring

1) Houston Rockets (3-0) : Their confidence at both ends through the roof, and they showed why in convincing, comfortable back-to-back road wins at San Antonio and Cleveland. 2:09Play The Rockets blew out the Cavs in a...

Giannis Antetokounmpo is African Player of the Week

Two-time NBA All-Star and Milwaukee Bucks floor general Giannis Antetokounmpo is undoubtedly one of the top players in the NBA league at the moment and has the stats to back up this claim. In as...

Didier Mbenga to join Jr. NBA Finals in Tanzania

Two-time NBA Champion Didier Mbenga of Democratic Republic of Congo will feature at the second finals of the Jr. NBA League in Tanzania at the JMK Park in Dar es Salaam this Saturday. The event...

Clippers full of potential but future remains unclear

It’s been a long week for fans who have supported the LA Clippers for several years. First, there was the death of Rasual Butler, the guard/forward who spent two separate terms with the franchise,...

Bucks and Timberwolves set for epic

The Minnesota Timberwolves will attempt to even their regular season series with the Milwaukee Bucks, when they meet at the Target Center early Friday morning, in a game that will be another in a...

Nuggets could surprise in the West

When I think of the Denver Nuggets, Carmelo Anthony and JR Smith come to mind. They were the team to beat in the Western Conference under the tutelage of Hall of Fame coach George...

Dejounte Murray filling new shoes

The San Antonio Spurs have a retooled starting lineup. And it is one that does not feature future Hall of Famer Tony Parker. And it’s not because of injury or sickness that he is out...

Jazz give Warriors the blues with win in Utah

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr was disgusted by his team’s effort in a 30-point blowout on Tuesday night. For the Utah Jazz, it was the best win of a disappointing season. Ricky Rubio scored...

Oladipo headlines All-Star reserves selection

Nigerian-American guard Victor Oladipo of the Indiana Pacers has earned his first All-Star selection alongside fellow first-timers Bradley Beal of the Washington Wizards, Karl-Anthony Towns of the Minnesota Timberwolves, and Kristaps Porzingis of the...

Harden sets record with career-high triple

Tuesday night was packed with NBA action, featuring some terrific performances that included a career-high 60-point game by Houston Rockets guard James Harden. Rockets strike Magic James Harden recorded the first 60-point triple-double with 10 rebounds...

Antetokounmpo, Embiid, Oladipo are African Players of the Week

The African trio of Nigerian-Greek forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks), Cameroonian center Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers), and Nigerian-American guard Victor Oladipo (Indiana Pacers) have had an outstanding start to the 2017-18 season. Their individual performances...

LA Clippers deal Blake Griffin to Detroit Pistons

In a seismic trade Monday, the LA Clippers abruptly ended their association with the team’s seminal franchise player, forward Blake Griffin, sending the five-time All-Star to the Detroit Pistons in a package for guard...

Jabari Parker cleared to return from injury on Friday

MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker has been medically cleared to return to game action on Friday, Feb. 2, when the team hosts the New York Knicks. Parker made the announcement during tonight’s broadcast...

NBA Sundays double-header set to entertain on Kwesé

It’s NBA Sundays again and basketball fans will be treated to a double-header of exciting games that are scheduled for early tip-off on Kwesé Sports. The Boston Celtics host the Orlando Magic, while the...

Clint Capela Says ‘Rockets’ Are Better Than ‘Warriors’

HOUSTON -- Superstar guard James Harden called the Houston Rockets' 116-108 win over the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night important "for our swag," which was soaring after the Rockets claimed the regular-season series over the defending NBA champions. "We're confident...

Aggressive Horford turning back the clock

Al Horford is “playing young again”. That’s how Celtics point guard Terry Rozier phrased it Sunday evening, after Boston’s big man dropped 21 points on 8-of-9 shooting during a 95-94 win over the Toronto Raptors...

Nigerian Basketballer dies in the USA

The leadership of the Nigeria Basketball Federation led by Engineer Musa Kida has expressed deep shock over the death of Daniel Daudu which occurred on Friday October 27, 2017. The former Nigerian junior international who...

NBA star, Steph Curry fined $50K for throwing mouthpiece toward referee (Video)

NBA star, Steph Curry fined $50K for throwing mouthpiece toward referee (Video) The NBA disciplinary committee has slapped a $50,000 fine to the Golden State Warriors guard and two-time NBA Most Valuable Player, Stephen Curry,...

Ronaldo deserves FIFA Best award – Zidane

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said that Cristiano Ronaldo deserved to retain The Best FIFA men’s player award on Monday evening in London, speaking after another personally frustrating domestic showing for the Portuguese in...

Antetokounmpo stars as Bucks beat Celtics

Key Moment In case you hadn’t heard the news, Giannis Antetokounmpo is pretty good. So good, in fact, that he beat the Celtics almost single-handedly during the fourth quarter of Wednesday night’s matchup at TD Garden. The...

Andres Iniesta signs lifetime contract with Barcelona

Barcelona icon and captain, Andres Iniesta has agreed to stay with the Spanish giant until his final days in football. The Spanish midfielder who started playing with the Barcelona youth team in 1996 before progressing...

Rexona announces partnership with Chelsea Football Club

Rexona, Nigeria’s #1 selling deodorant brand*, has announced a partnership with Chelsea Football Club. The two champion brands have come together to celebrate and inspire Africans who are making moves – both on and off...

Chelsea star arrives late in camp because of ‘family issues’

Chelsea star Victor Moses was the last arrival in the Super Eagles camp at the Le Méridien Hotel in Uyo. Moses arrived in Uyo on the morning of Wednesday, October 4 via an Air Peace Airline morning flight from Lagos. The Chelsea star...