Bucks get No. 1; Rockets blast Lakers

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Fri, 07 Aug 2020 06:48:56 +0000

MIAMI (AFP) – Giannis Antetokounmpo says the biggest challenge in the championship quest for the Milwaukee Bucks, who clinched a top seed in the NBA playoffs on Thursday, isn’t a rival, but the Bucks themselves. The 25-year-old Greek forward scored 33 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for Milwaukee as the Bucks rallied from a 23-point […]

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NBA reports zero positives in latest virus testing

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 03:14:56 +0000

ORLANDO (AFP) – The NBA reported zero positive COVID-19 cases in the latest round of testing carried out at the league’s ”bubble” in Orlando, a statement said Wednesday. For the third straight week, the league said all tests conducted at the tightly controlled NBA campus at Disney World had come back negative. The NBA tested […]

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NBA team owners commit $300 million to black empowerment

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 03:12:17 +0000

NEW YORK (AFP) – NBA team owners will contribute $300 million over the next decade to establish a charitable foundation dedicated to economic empowerment in the black community, the league announced Wednesday. The NBA Foundation, launched in partnership with the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA), will see all 30 club owners contribute a collective $30 […]

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Rockets rally to stun Bucks, Giannis

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 08:41:46 +0000

    MIAMI (AFP) – Russell Westbrook scored 31 points and James Harden added 24 Sunday to rally the Houston Rockets over NBA overall leader Milwaukee, 120-116, despite a big night for Giannis Antetokounmpo. The Bucks led 112-104 after Khris Middleton’s three-pointer with 3:14 to play, but Houston closed the game with a 16-4 run. […]

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Giannis lifts Bucks past Celtics in first game back

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sat, 01 Aug 2020 03:36:00 +0000

    LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Giannis Antetokounmpo shook off the rust of a long layoff by scoring 36 points to power the Milwaukee Bucks to a 119-112 victory over the Boston Celtics in their first game of the NBA’s restarted season. Milwaukee, who is trying to win their first NBA title since 1971, boasted […]

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Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2020 03:24:35 +0000

LOS Angeles Lakers’ Anthony Davis is feared to miss the NBA season restart in Orlando Thursday.Davis sustained an eye injury in their scrimmage against the Orlando Magic last Saturday.LA Lakers coach Frank Vogel said his superstar is “still dealing with  discomfort, day-to-day, and could not potentially not play at the restart.”However, he said that he hopes […]

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Bubble-wrapped NBA readies for relaunch

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2020 06:35:54 +0000

      ORLANDO (AFP) – Four months after COVID-19 sent basketball into an unprecedented shutdown, the NBA takes a leap into the unknown on Thursday as the league bids to resurrect its season at Disney World in Florida. The Utah Jazz launch the rebooted campaign against the New Orleans Pelicans before LeBron James and […]

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NBA ROUNDUP: Knicks, Thibodeau near deal for head coaching post

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sun, 26 Jul 2020 04:05:20 +0000

The New York Knicks are pinning their hopes on a man who had a run-in with Jimmy Butler in their bid to return to prominence. The Big Apple squad is tapping former Minnesota Timberwolves and Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau as their next head coach. Knicks owner James Dolan and Tom are ironing out a […]

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NBA fans to appear virtually on video boards

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sat, 25 Jul 2020 07:40:00 +0000

NEW YORK (AFP) – When the NBA season resumes Thursday in a Florida quarantine bubble, fans will be able to appear virtually on giant videoboards around the court as part of digital technology enhancements. Heads and chests of more than 300 fans per game will appear on boards at the sides and ends of courts […]

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Refugee educator fired for racist insult at Giannis

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sat, 25 Jul 2020 07:34:22 +0000

  ATHENS, Greece (AFP) – A Greek official responsible for educating refugees was fired on Friday for making racist comments about Greek professional basketball player Giannis Antetokounmpo, whose parents emigrated from Nigeria to the country. Konstantinos Kalemis, the coordinator for refugee education in the Malakassa camp north of Athens, called Antetokounmpo a “monkey” on Twitter after the […]

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