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The Milwaukee Bucks celebrate their championship win. (NBA.com)

Antetokounmpo's 50 ends Bucks' 50-year wait for an NBA Championship

UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2021 06:03 PM IST
  • The Milwaukee Bucks were crowned NBA Champions for the first time in 50 years beating the Phoenix Suns 105-98 in Game 6.
Khris Middleton’s 40-point heroics in Game 4 helped the Bucks tie the series up. (NBA.com)
Khris Middleton’s 40-point heroics in Game 4 helped the Bucks tie the series up. (NBA.com)

Suns look to arrest losing streak as Milwaukee Bucks return to Phoenix for game

PUBLISHED ON JUL 17, 2021 08:00 PM IST
  • Phoenix has never seen an NBA Championship, while Milwaukee has gone without a title since 1971.
Khris Middleton exploded a playoff career-high of 40 points. (NBA.com)
Khris Middleton exploded a playoff career-high of 40 points. (NBA.com)

Middleton and Antetokounmpo rise over the Suns to even Finals series

PUBLISHED ON JUL 15, 2021 09:08 PM IST
  • Game 4 of the NBA Finals between the Milwaukee Bucks and Phoenix Suns has ended and an impressive performance by Khris Middleton and Giannis Antetokounmpo has helped the Bucks to level the series at 2-2.
Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo has led this team all year. (NBA)
Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo has led this team all year. (NBA)

Bucks search for their first win as Suns look to go one step closer

PUBLISHED ON JUL 11, 2021 03:44 PM IST
  • The Milwaukee Bucks’ 47-year wait to enter the NBA Finals ended this season. But if they want to achieve what they haven’t in 50 years, to win the Championship, they will need to register their first win in an NBA Finals since May 10, 1974.
Giannes Antetokounmpo. (NBA)
Giannes Antetokounmpo. (NBA)

Phoenix Suns beat Milwaukee Bucks to take a 2-0 lead in the NBA Finals

PUBLISHED ON JUL 09, 2021 04:38 PM IST
  • Devin Booker led the way with a 31-point performance, while young forward Mikal Bridges put up a postseason-high 27 points.
If Suns make it two at home, Bucks will have their backs against the wall at home in Game 3. (NBA)
If Suns make it two at home, Bucks will have their backs against the wall at home in Game 3. (NBA)

Phoenix Suns look to continue, Milwaukee Bucks eye a start

PUBLISHED ON JUL 08, 2021 06:05 PM IST
  • For Bucks, the return of Antetokounmpo didn’t bring in desired result but the Greek star was on the floor for over 35 minutes doing everything he could, including a highlight-worthy block on Mikal Bridges.
LA Clippers' Paul George
LA Clippers' Paul George

Survival test for Clippers as Suns look to end the series

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 30, 2021 08:41 PM IST
Will the Clippers continue their string of comebacks this postseason or will Suns be able to end this series in the STAPLES Center?
Denver Nuggets forward JaMychal Green (0) defends Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic (27) in the second half during game six.(USA TODAY Sports)
Denver Nuggets forward JaMychal Green (0) defends Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic (27) in the second half during game six.(USA TODAY Sports)

Nuggets eliminate Trail Blazers in Game 6 with 126-115 win

AP |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 04, 2021 09:53 AM IST
  • Nikola Jokic had 36 points and the Nuggets eliminated the Portland Trail Blazers in six games with a 126-115 victory Thursday night.
New York Knicks' Julius Randle(Twitter)
New York Knicks' Julius Randle(Twitter)

New York Knicks' Julius Randle wins NBA's Most Improved Player award

AP | , New York
PUBLISHED ON MAY 26, 2021 07:22 AM IST
Randle averaged 24.1 points, 10.2 rebounds and 6.0 assists, ranking in the NBA's top 20 in all three categories while playing an NBA-high 37.6 minutes.
Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson: File Photo(AP)
Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson: File Photo(AP)

Utah's Jordan Clarkson wins NBA's 6th man of the year award

AP |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 25, 2021 07:39 AM IST
It’s the first time a Jazz player has won the award. Clarkson finished with 65 of the 100 first-place votes cast from a global panel of reporters who cover the league and appeared on all but five of the ballots.
Princepal Singh trains.(Princepal Singh/Instagram)
Princepal Singh trains.(Princepal Singh/Instagram)

Princepal Singh continues his quest to top

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 13, 2021 04:04 PM IST
  • Princepal Singh shared the learnings and experience of his journey till date with over 200 youth from the Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA program.
Suyash Mehta(Twitter)
Suyash Mehta(Twitter)

NBA gets its first full-time Indian-origin referee

Mumbai | By B Shrikant
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 08:15 AM IST
Suyash Mehta on Wednesday made history when he was selected by the NBA as a full-time staff official, becoming the first Indian-origin referee to get into the NBA. Mehta, who hails from Baltimore, Maryland, has been included on the roster for the 2020-21 season which started on Tuesday.
Basketball player Satnam Singh Bhamara at guru nanak stadiam. .in Ludhiana.(JS Grewal/Hindustan Times)
Basketball player Satnam Singh Bhamara at guru nanak stadiam. .in Ludhiana.(JS Grewal/Hindustan Times)

Bhamara’s wait for anti-doping verdict gets longer

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By B Shrikant
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2020 10:31 PM IST
Bhamara, who played in the Canadian National Basketball League for St John’s Edge last year, had sought a hearing with NADA’s Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel (ADDP) in 2019, maintaining that he “was and remains a clean competitor and has always played basketball fairly”.
FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2020, file photo, Georgia's Anthony Edwards (5) looks to pass the ball during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Memphis in Memphis, Tenn. The Minnesota Timberwolves selected Edwards with the first pick in the NBA draft Wednesday, Nov. 18.(AP)
FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2020, file photo, Georgia's Anthony Edwards (5) looks to pass the ball during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Memphis in Memphis, Tenn. The Minnesota Timberwolves selected Edwards with the first pick in the NBA draft Wednesday, Nov. 18.(AP)

NBA draft: No. 1 pick Edwards’ motto in life is to keep smiling

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By B Shrikant
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2020 03:58 PM IST
On Wednesday, Edwards, who turned 19 in August, came close to achieving his objective as he was selected by Minnesota Timberwolves as the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft 2020, chosen ahead of James Wiseman of Memphis and LaMelo Ball, the pre-draft No. 1.
The regular season will end on May 16 and the playoffs will be played from May 22-July 22, 2021.(Getty Images)
The regular season will end on May 16 and the playoffs will be played from May 22-July 22, 2021.(Getty Images)

NBA season from December 22, ex-champs Toronto Raptors sweat over base

Mumbai | By B Shrikant
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 10:48 AM IST
Travel restrictions due to a surge in Covid-19 cases has left the Canadian team more unsettled than others.
Generic view of a Spalding NBA basketball dropping into the hoop during the FIBA European Basketball Championship.(Getty Images)
Generic view of a Spalding NBA basketball dropping into the hoop during the FIBA European Basketball Championship.(Getty Images)

Amaan Sandhu chases NBA dreams heading to US on basketball scholarship

Mumbai | By Rutvick Mehta
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2020 10:50 PM IST
The 6’11” teenager has trimmed down and taken rapid strides at the NBA academy in Greater Noida with an ambitious goal.
The Los Angeles Lakers poses for a photo together after winning Game Six of the NBA Finals.(Getty Images)
The Los Angeles Lakers poses for a photo together after winning Game Six of the NBA Finals.(Getty Images)

NBA: LeBron’s Lakers win it for Kobe

Mumbai | By Rutvick Mehta
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2020 07:34 AM IST
The Lakers played Game 6 in their original jersey, but ‘Black Mamba’ was on their minds all along.
Bam Adebayo of the Miami Heat and Dwight Howard of the Los Angeles Lakers go up for the opening tip off.(Getty Images)
Bam Adebayo of the Miami Heat and Dwight Howard of the Los Angeles Lakers go up for the opening tip off.(Getty Images)

NBA Finals: Miami turn the Heat on LA Lakers in Game 5

By Rajiv Singh
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2020 07:15 AM IST
Miami turned the Heat on Lakers by pipping them to the post in game 5 of the NBA finals with scores reading 111 and 108 in favour of Heats.
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James passes against the Miami Heat during the second half in Game 4 of basketball's NBA Finals.(AP)
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James passes against the Miami Heat during the second half in Game 4 of basketball's NBA Finals.(AP)

NBA Finals: LA Lakers look to clinch title in Game 5

By Rajiv Singh
PUBLISHED ON OCT 09, 2020 01:38 AM IST
If Lakers win Game 5 , the NBA crown would be back with them after 10 years. It will be a fitting tribute to Bryant, whose love for Lakers was well known as he started in the yellow jersey and retired in it too, never leaving them for any other franchise.
Sonia Raman (in centre)(Twitter)
Sonia Raman (in centre)(Twitter)

Sonia Raman, first Indian American woman coach of an NBA team

Mumbai | By B Shrikant
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2020 10:02 PM IST
Sonia, who coached MIT for 12 years will join head coach Taylor Jenkins’s staff on November 1. She comes in place of Niele Ivey, a former Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) star who left to take up head coach’s role at University of Notre Dame.
File image of Princepal Singh(Getty Images)
File image of Princepal Singh(Getty Images)

Princepal positioned to do well in his professional career: NBA G-League president

By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2020 04:48 PM IST
The 19-year old from Punjab will play for the G-League select team, a developmental side outside the NBA league’s team structure. He had come through the NBA ACG Jump Programme
The NBA Playoff logo seat covering, on the Utah Jazz team’s chairs.(Getty Images)
The NBA Playoff logo seat covering, on the Utah Jazz team’s chairs.(Getty Images)

NBA playoffs to resume on Saturday after player-led protests

By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2020 11:36 PM IST
The decision ends a three-day halt in action as part of a players-led protest that was sparked by the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and led to game cancellations in other sports as well.
Darren Sammy.
Darren Sammy.

We black people aren’t asking for much, just treat us as normal human beings: Darren Sammy

New Delhi | By Abhishek Paul
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2020 08:02 AM IST
The skipper of two victorious World T20 campaigns by West Indies was furious when he found out through a Netflix show that ‘kalu’—he was often called that by some teammates during his three seasons with Sunrisers Hyderabad—was a racist slur.
File image of WWE Chairman Vince McMahon.(File)
File image of WWE Chairman Vince McMahon.(File)

Slams, not dunks: WWE replaces the NBA at one Florida arena

ORLANDO | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 07:31 AM IST
The WWE is taking up a residency at the arena that is usually home to the NBA team. The Orlando Magic has decamped to the self-contained NBA campus at Walt Disney World outside Orlando, along with other NBA teams.
Representational image.(AP)
Representational image.(AP)

NBA: 2021 All-Star weekend in Indy unlikely on current dates

INDIANAPOLIS | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 07:28 AM IST
The next All-Star Game was set for Feb. 14, 2021, though the uncertainty of the NBA schedule because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has left countless unanswered questions about the 2020-21 season.
Princepal Singh drives during the game as part of NBA Academy on July 11, 2019 at Emory Healthcare Courts in Atlanta, Georgia.(Getty Images)
Princepal Singh drives during the game as part of NBA Academy on July 11, 2019 at Emory Healthcare Courts in Atlanta, Georgia.(Getty Images)

Princepal can make it to the top level, says NBA G League chief

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By B Shrikant
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2020 09:11 PM IST
Princepal has been selected as one of the elite prospects who are eligible to play in the NBA G League but not yet eligible for the NBA.

New rules of play in Covid-19 era

By Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2020 12:55 PM IST
Cricket, NBA and Formula 1 have bubbles and mini-bubbles for all players and venues. Over 800 people are locked inside Disneyworld in Orlando, in the NBA’s bubble.
Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) looks to shoot over Washington Wizards center Thomas Bryant (13) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday.(AP)
Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) looks to shoot over Washington Wizards center Thomas Bryant (13) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday.(AP)

NBA releases testing results, no players confirmed positive

Lake Buena Vista | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2020 10:04 AM IST
That means no player has tested positive since entering the so-called bubble last month. There were two players who tested positive on arrival at Disney, with neither of those making it out of quarantine and potentially exposing anyone inside the bubble.
Members of the New Orleans Pelicans and Utah Jazz kneel together around the Black Lives Matter logo on the court during the national anthem before the start of an NBA basketball game.(USA TODAY Sports)
Members of the New Orleans Pelicans and Utah Jazz kneel together around the Black Lives Matter logo on the court during the national anthem before the start of an NBA basketball game.(USA TODAY Sports)

NBA tweaks rules to suit Covid-19 protocols

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2020 11:49 PM IST
“During any timeout or period break, players and coaches can huddle like normal except they must sit in or congregate around movable chairs separate and apart from the team benches. The movable chairs used during timeouts or period breaks will be cleaned and disinfected after each use,” the NBA had announced earlier on Thursday.
Called NBA Campus, the bubble at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, has over 1500 persons comprising squads of all 22 teams(AP Photo)
Called NBA Campus, the bubble at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, has over 1500 persons comprising squads of all 22 teams(AP Photo)

From NBA to IOC, sharing the bubble map

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By B Shrikant
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2020 06:48 AM IST
NBA has shared its experience of creating a bio-secure bubble with IOC which is working different scenarios for the Tokyo Olympics, now deferred to July 23 to August 8, 2021.
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