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#Basketball

# basketball - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

From The42 'I'm not looking to fill LeBron's shoes' - Pelicans-bound Williamson relishing NBA Draft first-pick tag Prodigy This post contains videos

'I'm not looking to fill LeBron's shoes' - Pelicans-bound Williamson relishing NBA Draft first-pick tag

The prospect of joining an elite group of players as the number one pick will not distract to former Duke forward this week.

# basketball - Monday 17 June, 2019

From The42 More than one million line the streets of Toronto to celebrate the Raptors' NBA Championship We The North

More than one million line the streets of Toronto to celebrate the Raptors' NBA Championship

People began camping out overnight to fill Nathan Phillips Square to its 65,000-person capacity.

From The42 US Open champ Woodland knew basketball wasn’t for him after guarding future NBA player Baller

US Open champ Woodland knew basketball wasn’t for him after guarding future NBA player

A clash with Kirk Hinrich helped pave the way for Gary Woodland to pursue a golf career and it paid off after winning the US Open.

# basketball - Friday 14 June, 2019

From The42 Klay Thompson tore his ACL in Game 6 - and still came back out to shoot two free throws Never Give Up This post contains videos

Klay Thompson tore his ACL in Game 6 - and still came back out to shoot two free throws

Thompson told coach Steve Kerr he just needed ‘two minutes’ as he hobbled off to have his injury assessed.

From The42 Toronto Raptors dethrone Golden State Warriors to claim Canada's first NBA title Champs This post contains videos

Toronto Raptors dethrone Golden State Warriors to claim Canada's first NBA title

Kawhi Leonard was crowned Finals MVP after Toronto sealed a 4-2 series win over the Warriors on Thursday night.

# basketball - Tuesday 11 June, 2019

From The42 Warriors fight back to deny Raptors history and stay alive in NBA Finals To The Wire This post contains videos

Warriors fight back to deny Raptors history and stay alive in NBA Finals

Despite losing Kevin Durant to injury in the second quarter, the Golden State Warriors edged Game 5.

# basketball - Monday 10 June, 2019

From The42 French basketball star and four-time NBA champion retires after 18 seasons Time To Say Goodbye

French basketball star and four-time NBA champion retires after 18 seasons

Former San Antonio Spurs player Tony Parker is calling it a day at 37.

# basketball - Saturday 8 June, 2019

From The42 Kawhi Leonard posts 36 points as Toronto Raptors close in on first ever NBA title Game 4 This post contains videos

Kawhi Leonard posts 36 points as Toronto Raptors close in on first ever NBA title

Raptors star Leonard posted 36 points and 12 rebounds to leave Golden State’s three-peat quest on the brink.

# basketball - Friday 7 June, 2019

From The42 Golden State blow as Durant ruled out of NBA Finals Game 4 tonight KD

Golden State blow as Durant ruled out of NBA Finals Game 4 tonight

Warriors coach Steve Kerr hopes to have Durant back before the end of the series.

# basketball - Thursday 6 June, 2019

From The42 Warriors part-owner banned a year, fined €443k for Raptors' Lowry shove Ejected This post contains videos

Warriors part-owner banned a year, fined €443k for Raptors' Lowry shove

During Game 3, Toronto Raptors’ Kyle Lowry was shoved by Mark Stevens, a fan who turned out to be a franchise part-owner.

From The42 Raptors rip injury-hit Warriors to regain NBA Finals lead Hit The Front

Raptors rip injury-hit Warriors to regain NBA Finals lead

Kawhi Leonard scored 30 points to help the Raptors win 123-109.

# basketball - Tuesday 4 June, 2019

From The42 Thompson questionable for Game 3 of NBA Finals while Durant remains out for Warriors Star Men

Thompson questionable for Game 3 of NBA Finals while Durant remains out for Warriors

Klay Thompson is confident he’ll feature on Wednesday night, but is a doubt according to coach Steve Kerr.

# basketball - Monday 3 June, 2019

From The42 Klay Thompson delivers 25 points as Golden State Warriors level NBA Finals against Raptors NBA Finals This post contains videos

Klay Thompson delivers 25 points as Golden State Warriors level NBA Finals against Raptors

The Warriors held off a late Raptors charge to even the best-of-seven series on Sunday night.

# basketball - Sunday 2 June, 2019

From The42 Kawhi Leonard describes Toronto's season and fans as 'special' The Claw

Kawhi Leonard describes Toronto's season and fans as 'special'

Kahwi Leonard says he is feeling the love in Toronto, with the Raptors playing in their maiden NBA Finals.

# basketball - Friday 31 May, 2019

From The42 Siakam stars with 32-point haul as Raptors defeat Warriors to take Game 1 of NBA Finals We The North This post contains videos

Siakam stars with 32-point haul as Raptors defeat Warriors to take Game 1 of NBA Finals

Rapper Drake and Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green shared some heated words after the game.

# basketball - Thursday 30 May, 2019

From The42 Huge boost for the Warriors as Cousins is passed fit for Game 1 with Raptors Just In Time

Huge boost for the Warriors as Cousins is passed fit for Game 1 with Raptors

DeMarcus Cousins injured his quad in the first round of the playoffs, but is now pain free after missing the majority of the postseason.

# basketball - Sunday 26 May, 2019

From The42 Giannis: This is just the start for the Bucks Watch This Space

Giannis: This is just the start for the Bucks

The Milwaukee Bucks were beaten in the Eastern Conference Finals, but Antetokounmpo expects them to be better next year.

From The42 Raptors rally past Bucks to reach first NBA final Finals

Raptors rally past Bucks to reach first NBA final

The Raptors won the series 4-2 as Saturday’s contest at Scotiabank Arena was a mirror image of game five.

# basketball - Saturday 25 May, 2019

From The42 'If KD is playing well it's 'Oh they're playing a different style and it's not as fun to watch'' Damned If You Do

'If KD is playing well it's 'Oh they're playing a different style and it's not as fun to watch''

Stephen Curry discussed the idea that the Golden State Warriors are better without team-mate Kevin Durant.

From The42 Budenholzer: 'We won't overuse Giannis in pursuit of NBA Finals' Buck The Trend

Budenholzer: 'We won't overuse Giannis in pursuit of NBA Finals'

Don’t expect the MVP candidate to play all 48 minutes, or even 45, to try to keep the Milwaukee Bucks alive in the playoffs.

# basketball - Friday 24 May, 2019

From The42 Raptors take series lead over Bucks after come-from-behind win NBA

Raptors take series lead over Bucks after come-from-behind win

Kawhi Leonard’s 35 points helped the Raptors take control.

# basketball - Thursday 23 May, 2019

From The42 Big names miss out as All-NBA teams are unveiled Ballots

Big names miss out as All-NBA teams are unveiled

It’s the first time since 2007 that LeBron James did not make the first team.

# basketball - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

From The42 Well-rounded Raptors thump Bucks to level playoff series NBA

Well-rounded Raptors thump Bucks to level playoff series

It’s all-square in the East.

# basketball - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

From The42 Golden State win OT thriller to complete series sweep without Kevin Durant Golden Boys

Golden State win OT thriller to complete series sweep without Kevin Durant

Warriors reach NBA finals for fifth straight season.

# basketball - Monday 20 May, 2019

From The42 Raptors top Bucks in double-OT thriller NBA

Raptors top Bucks in double-OT thriller

Kawhi Leonard and his side reduced the Bucks’ playoff series lead to 2-1.

# basketball - Sunday 19 May, 2019

From The42 Comeback victory in Portland leaves Warriors on verge of NBA Finals Penultimate Warriors This post contains videos

Comeback victory in Portland leaves Warriors on verge of NBA Finals

The Trail Blazers face elimination when they host Golden State again in Game 4 on Monday.

# basketball - Saturday 18 May, 2019

From The42 MVP finalist hits 30 points as Bucks down Raptors to clinch 2-0 series lead The Edge

MVP finalist hits 30 points as Bucks down Raptors to clinch 2-0 series lead

Giannis Antetokounmpov was the star of a 22-point win in the NBA Eastern Conference finals.

# basketball - Friday 17 May, 2019

From The42 Steph Curry inspirational as Warriors take 2-0 series lead over Trail Blazers Splash Brothers

Steph Curry inspirational as Warriors take 2-0 series lead over Trail Blazers

The defending NBA champs took control of the series.

# basketball - Thursday 16 May, 2019

From The42 Advantage Bucks as Lopez-inspired Milwaukee rally past Raptors in opener Game 1 This post contains videos

Advantage Bucks as Lopez-inspired Milwaukee rally past Raptors in opener

Brook Lopez helped the Milwaukee Bucks overcome the Toronto Raptors in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals.

# basketball - Monday 13 May, 2019

From The42 Leonard hits game-winning buzzer-beater as Raptors advance to conference finals Baller

Leonard hits game-winning buzzer-beater as Raptors advance to conference finals

The Toronto Raptors overcame the Philadelphia 76ers in a thrilling Game 7 in the NBA playoffs.

# basketball - Friday 10 May, 2019

From The42 Trail Blazers force Game 7 as 76ers set up Toronto decider Ball So Hard

Trail Blazers force Game 7 as 76ers set up Toronto decider

It’s still all to play for in the NBA playoffs.

# basketball - Thursday 9 May, 2019

From The42 Warriors coach Kerr channels Jurgen Klopp's 'f*****g giants' post-game interview Homage This post contains videos

Warriors coach Kerr channels Jurgen Klopp's 'f*****g giants' post-game interview

Steve Kerr apologised to his mother after using an expletive to describe the Golden State Warriors after they took a series lead.

# basketball - Wednesday 8 May, 2019

From The42 Raptors, Nuggets take series leads with blowout wins NBA

Raptors, Nuggets take series leads with blowout wins

Pascal Siakam guided the Toronto Raptors to a big win over the Philadelphia 76ers.

# basketball - Monday 6 May, 2019

From The42 Murray, Leonard shine as Nuggets and Raptors level playoff series NBA

Murray, Leonard shine as Nuggets and Raptors level playoff series

There was western and eastern conference NBA action on Sunday night.

# basketball - Sunday 5 May, 2019

From The42 Botched dunk the low point of Curry's off night as Rockets take game 3 win Steph Sake This post contains videos

Botched dunk the low point of Curry's off night as Rockets take game 3 win

Curry shot 7 from 23 attempts and his late miss would have reduced the deficit to three points with 21 seconds remaining.

# basketball - Saturday 4 May, 2019

From The42 Trail Blazers edge Nuggets in quadruple-overtime epic, Giannis inspires Bucks at Celtics Blockbuster This post contains videos

Trail Blazers edge Nuggets in quadruple-overtime epic, Giannis inspires Bucks at Celtics

Portland claimed victory in the first 4OT game of the NBA Playoffs during the shot-clock era.

# basketball - Friday 3 May, 2019

From The42 Joel Embiid puts up another double-double as 76ers stun Raptors Playoffs

Joel Embiid puts up another double-double as 76ers stun Raptors

Game four will be played in Philadelphia on Sunday.

# basketball - Tuesday 30 April, 2019

From The42 'I had to come out and redeem myself': Butler puts up 30 as 76ers tie Raptors series Jimmy Buckets

'I had to come out and redeem myself': Butler puts up 30 as 76ers tie Raptors series

Elsewhere, the Denver Nuggets beat the Portland Trail Blazers 121-113 in their Western Conference tie.

# basketball - Sunday 28 April, 2019

From The42 Jamal nails 23 points as Nuggets edge Spurs in game seven to reach second round Hoop Dream

Jamal nails 23 points as Nuggets edge Spurs in game seven to reach second round

Denver Nuggets punched their ticket to the second round of the NBA playoffs on Saturday.

# basketball - Saturday 27 April, 2019

From The42 Durant nets 50 as Warriors advance to NBA second round Playoffs

Durant nets 50 as Warriors advance to NBA second round

The 30-year-old made history by equalling the most points scored in the first half of a playoff game.

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