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Golden State Warriors book first NBA finals berth in 40 years
Golden State Warriors book first NBA finals berth in 40 years

The Golden State Warriors are headed to the NBA finals for the first time in 40 years, eliminating the Houston Rockets on Wednesday to set up a title showdown with the Cleveland Cavaliers

James Harden leads Rockets win, Stephen Curry OK after scary fall
James Harden leads Rockets win, Stephen Curry OK after scary fall

A playoff career-high 45 points by James Harden sparked the Houston Rockets to a 128-115 must-win victory Monday over the Golden State Warriors, denying the Warriors an easy path to the NBA Finals.

Hobbled LeBron James helps push Hawks to brink of elimination
Hobbled LeBron James helps push Hawks to brink of elimination

LeBron James played through a myriad of injuries Sunday as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Atlanta Hawks 114-111 in overtime to take a commanding 3-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals.

NBA: LA Lakers GM says Kobe Bryant done after next season
NBA: LA Lakers GM says Kobe Bryant done after next season

Kobe Bryant will make next season his last with the Los Angeles Lakers after 20 years that have produced five NBA titles, Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak said.

NBA: Warriors edge Rockets to double series lead
NBA: Warriors edge Rockets to double series lead

NBA Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors edged the Houston Rockets 99-98 on Thursday to strengthen their advantage in the Western Conference finals.

Cleveland tops Atlanta to open Eastern Conference finals
Cleveland tops Atlanta to open Eastern Conference finals

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks 97-89 on Wednesday to open the NBA Eastern Conference finals.

Stephen Curry powers Warriors past Rockets in opener
Stephen Curry powers Warriors past Rockets in opener

Stephen Curry tallied 34 points, six rebounds and five assists as the Golden State Warriors defeated the Houston Rockets 110-106 to take the early lead in their NBA playoff series.

Minnesota Timberwolves snag first pick in entry draft
Minnesota Timberwolves snag first pick in entry draft

The Minnesota Timberwolves won the NBA draft lottery Tuesday, becoming the first team with the worst record to be awarded the top overall pick since the Orlando Magic in 2004.

NBA eyes India as part of global drive
NBA eyes India as part of global drive

The NBA is forging ahead with plans for world domination, hoping that India will be the next Asian power to be seduced by hoop dreams after already captivating China.

Highly-rated young Danish basketball player Rasmus Larsen dies

Danish basketball player Rasmus Larsen became the third sportsman to die in Belgium in a matter of weeks after the 20-year-old was found dead at home on Wednesday, according to his club Spirou Charleroi.

Hawks unleash offence to level series with Wizards
Hawks unleash offence to level series with Wizards

Guard Jeff Teague scored 26 points as the Atlanta Hawks held off the Washington Wizards for a 106-101 win in game four of their Eastern Conference semifinal series on Monday.

Paul Pierce`s buzzer-beater lifts Wizards over Hawks
Paul Pierce`s buzzer-beater lifts Wizards over Hawks

Paul Pierce banked in the game-winner on Saturday to lift the short-handed Washington Wizards to a 103-101 NBA playoff victory over the Atlanta Hawks.

NBA: Barnes, Noah fined for incidents with fans
NBA: Barnes, Noah fined for incidents with fans

The National Basketball Association`s disciplinary committee slapped Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes and Chicago Bulls forward Joakim Noah with hefty fines Friday for separate incidents involving fans.

Sim Bhullar visits Golden Temple on his 'Bharat Darshan' tour
Sim Bhullar visits Golden Temple on his 'Bharat Darshan' tour

Canada-born basketball player Sim Bhullar visited Amritsar and paid obeisance at the Golden Temple on Tuesday.

NBA: Wizards shock top-seeded Hawks, Warriors romp
NBA: Wizards shock top-seeded Hawks, Warriors romp

 The well-rested Washington Wizards shook off injury scares for Bradley Beal and John Wall on Sunday to shock the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks in game one of their NBA second-round playoff series.

Zee Media Exclusive chat with NBA player Gursimran Bhullar

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Became a defender on coach's advise: Sim Bhullar
Became a defender on coach's advise: Sim Bhullar

Sim Bhullar, the seven-footer who became the first Indian-origin hoopster to play in the glamorous National Basketball League this season for Sacramento Kings, became a centre on the advise of his coach, he told reporters on his first-ever visit to this city.

Hawks crush Nets to advance in playoffs
Hawks crush Nets to advance in playoffs

The top-seeded Atlanta Hawks romped past the Brooklyn Nets 111-87 on Friday to punch their ticket to the second round of the NBA playoffs.

NBA: Timberwolves` Wiggins named Rookie of Year

Canada`s Andrew Wiggins was named the NBA`s Rookie of the Year on Thursday, the first Minnesota Timberwolves player to scoop the honor.

Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers fined for bashing refs
Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers fined for bashing refs

The NBA fined Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers $25,000 on Wednesday for publicly criticizing the officiating in his team`s home playoff loss to San Antonio on Tuesday.