Hoops fanatic Josh Lloyd breaks down his best bets heading into a packed slate of games on Wednesday. See who he's picked here.Read More »
Golden State came from 15 points down to deny Josh Giddey his first NBA win with Oklahoma and seal the Warriors' best season start since they won their first 24 games of the 2015 season.6 draft pick Giddey had seven points, nine rebounds, four assists, one steal and a blocked shot as the young Thunder took it to Steph Curry's unbeaten side.
Hwang Dong-hyuk defended the ending to "Squid Game" while responding to LeBron James.
The WNBL is braced for fixture disruptions but is hopeful of completing a full campaign for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic hit, having delayed the start of the 2021/22 season to December.After last year's condensed hub season, the league will return to a regular home-and-away schedule with officials expecting capacity crowds will be allowed from tip-off on December 2.
Patty Mills was at his "annoying" best for Brooklyn in a 104-90 NBA defeat of Washington, as the stacked Nets outfit improved to 2-2 this season.The Australian scored 21 points in 23 minutes, sinking five of nine three-point attempts, in a game that Brooklyn led by 18 at quarter time before hanging on despite a sloppy second half.
Josh Giddey has exhibited toughness to go with poise in an eye-catching NBA performance that kept his Oklahoma City Thunder close in a 115-103 loss to Philadelphia.6 draft pick from Melbourne finished with an NBA career-high 19 points to go with eight rebounds, seven assists and four steals against a 76ers outfit still without Ben Simmons.
Khris Middleton scored 28 points and Giannis Antetokounmpo added 21 for the Milwaukee Bucks as the defending NBA champions rebounded to hold off the San Antonio Spurs 121-111.Coming off a 137-95 loss in Miami, the Bucks were able to stave off a series of rallies from the young Spurs.
Kevin Durant had 29 points, 15 rebounds and 12 assists to rally the Brooklyn Nets past the Philadephia 76ers, whose fans turned on "missing" star guard Ben Simmons.The Nets were missing Kyrie Irving, who isn't with the team due to his refusal to get a COVID-19 vaccine, while Simmons sat out the home opener for personal reasons with the Sixers still in the dark over when the three-time All-Star will return.
Joel Embiid expressed support for Ben Simmons after he met with the team Friday morning.
Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter has posted a new video denouncing China's human rights record regarding Uyghur people and other Muslim minorities.Friday's video comes two days after Kanter, who has a history of activism - speaking out against his native Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan, condemned the Chinese treatment of Tibet in a similar video, prompting a backlash in China L1N2RH0K2.
Ben Simmons sat out the Philadelphia 76ers' home opener on Friday night for personal reasons and the franchise does not know when the three-time All-Star guard will return.Simmons was suspended for the first game of the season for conduct detrimental to the team after coach Doc Rivers threw him out of practice for refusing to participate in a drill.
The Miami Heat have set a franchise record for most points in a season-opening game, using a 26-2 first-quarter run and 27 bench points from Tyler Herro to propel the home side to a 137-95 win over the defending NBA-champion Milwaukee Bucks.Miami also got 21 points from Jimmy Butler on Thursday plus 20 points and a game-high 13 rebounds from Bam Adebayo.
Sixers fans have been told the Ben Simmons trade saga could drag on until the Aussie star's contract is up. Read more here.
Only three games on today, including a banged up Bucks team, so let’s dig into some value. Read more about Josh Lloyd's best NBA bets for Friday.
The Ben Simmons-Philadelphia stoush is not showing any signs of abating with Sixers' president of basketball operations Daryl Morey warning the dispute could become a long drawn-out affair.All-Star point guard Simmons did not reportedly participate in a scheduled individual work-out at the Philadelphia 76ers' practice facility on Thursday.
Boston Celtics centre Enes Kanter has been pilloried on Chinese social media and his name appeared to be blocked on the popular Weibo messaging platform after he criticised Chinese President Xi Jinping and China's treatment of Tibet.In addition Chinese broadcaster and NBA partner Tencent are not showing current or archived Boston Celtics games on its platforms.
Ben Simmons wasn't in New Orleans for the 76ers season opener, but that didn't stop the crowd from giving him hell. Read more here.