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NBA roundup: LeBron, Malik Monk rally Lakers past Kings

Reading Time: 3 minutes Image Credits: Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports, David Richard/USA TODAY Sports. 2022-01-05 06:52:35 GMT+00:00 – (Reuters) – LeBron James and Malik Monk combined for 55 points, including five 3-pointers in a fourth-quarter rally that allowed the host Los Angeles Lakers to overtake the Sacramento Kings 122-114 on Tuesday night. James finished with a game-high 31 points Read More…

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Basketball: NBA opens with 5 Nigerians among 109 international players

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: NBA. In montage above: L-R: Chimezie Metu, Josh Okogie, Udoka Azubuike, Charles Bassey, Precious Achiuwa The National Basketball Association (NBA) today announced that 109 international players from 39 countries are on opening-night rosters for its landmark 75th Anniversary Season, including a record number of players from Canada (18), Germany (seven) and the Bahamas (three), Read More…

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Nigeria shocks Team USA in pre-Olympic stunner

Reading Time: 3 minutes Image Credits: D'Tigers/Twitter, Ned Dishman/NBAE/Getty Images. The Nigerian men’s basketball team, D’Tigers are not playing! Seriously, they mean business. On Saturday night, Nigeria pulled off an international shocker against the Team USA basketball squad 90-87 with a roster primarily filled of little-known NBA players that found a way to beat a group of All-NBA, All-Star Read More…

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‘Dear Kobe, thank you’: Lakers legend Bryant enshrined in Hall of Fame

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo, David Butler II/USA TODAY Sports. In picture above: Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant jumps for a rebound against the Denver Nuggets during Game 2 of their NBA Western Conference final basketball playoff game in Los Angeles, California, U.S. May 21, 2009. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant Read More…

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Nigeria retains continental lead on FIBA ranking, now world 22nd

Reading Time: 2 minutes Nigeria’s Senior Basketball team, D’Tigers, has retained its continental lead and moved up to 22nd position in world ranking after winning all its games at the FIBA AfroBasket qualifiers. In the ranking table on the Federation of International Basketball Association (FIBA) website on Thursday, D’Tigers’ moved by one spot up on the global scene after Read More…

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D’Tigers ready for Algeria come Nov. 27, says NBBF

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: ThisDay Live. Nigeria will start her race for qualification for the Rwanda/Egypt Afrobasket 2021 against Algeria on Nov. 27 in Algiers the capital city. The leadership of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) has said that qualification for the 2021 FIBA Afrobasket Men’s tournament was non-negotiable. Nigeria’s D’Tigers, 2015 champions in their last appearance Read More…

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Lakers return to glory, claim record-tying 17th NBA title

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports, Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times. The Los Angeles Lakers captured a record-tying 17th NBA Championship on Sunday with a 106-93 victory over the Miami Heat that sealed the best-of-seven title series 4-2, restoring the storied franchise to the top of the basketball world. The Lakers’ victory tied them with the Read More…

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LeBron staying ‘even keel’ as Lakers look to bounce back

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: Kim Klement/USA Today Sports, Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images. LeBron James on Monday said he isn’t letting the highs and lows of the NBA Finals get the better of him. James said he preferred to focus on fixing the mistakes that led his Los Angeles Lakers to fall 115-104 to the Miami Heat on Read More…

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Lakers dominate Heat for lopsided win in Game 1 of NBA Finals

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, USA Today/Kim Klement. Heavy favourites Los Angeles Lakers dismantled the Miami Heat 116-98 in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday, as their opponent struggled with injuries after making a fast start. The Heat got a 13-point leg up in the first quarter but the lead was shortlived, Read More…