Basketball

  • Andre Drummond is not a franchise player yet, and it's not just because he can't make free throws

    Andre Drummond made a big leap in the 2015-16 season. He helped the Pistons reach the playoffs for the first time in seven years and averaged 16 points, a league-leading 15 rebounds, and over a block per game. Those numbers got him the first of what will surely be multiple All-Star appearances.

  • Andrew Bogut Rio 2016: Aussie NBA star rips Olympic village, team bosses, creates own shower curtain

    MAKE Andrew Bogut grumpy and he will crush you. The Aussie NBA star has just torn Rio and Australian team bosses a new one on Twitter over Olympic village lodgings.

  • Andrew Wiggins is raising his ceiling by mastering the 3-point shot

    Perimeter shooting wasn’t Wiggins’ strength at lower levels, but it’s become one for him in the NBA.

    With a 63-33 third-quarter lead against the Philadelphia 76ers on Nov. 18, Minnesota Timberwolves small forward Andrew Wiggins ran up the court, received a pass from point guard Ricky Rubio, and drained a three-point shot. He finished the game with 35 points.

    We knew Wiggins could score, but that three-point shot is becoming a more common way by which he does it. Even though the T-Wolves are 4-7, Wiggins has been shouldering most of the scoring load with ease, thanks in large part to expanding his game.

  • Anthony Davis injury: Pelicans star out 10-15 days after spraining ankle

    The Pelicans hope Davis can return for their regular season opener.

  • Anthony Davis reminded us why he’s still the NBA’s next sensation

    Now someone please find him some teammates.

    Anthony Davis was the Next Big Thing in the NBA entering last season. Then, his entire team got hurt, he couldn't somehow lift a bunch of replacement-level players to stardom, and we all kind of forgot about him.

  • Anthony Davis’ historic night lifts New Orleans Pelicans past New York Knicks, 110-96

    While Davis was going HAM, the interwebs were contemplating the disappearance of Derrick Rose.

    In a game I’m sure you all watched instead of the absolutely bananas college football national championship between Clemson and Alabama, the New Orleans Pelicans finally got into the win column for the 2017 calendar year thanks to another superstar effort from Anthony Davis and a barrage of three point bombs from the rest of the cast.

  • Anthony leaves lasting legacy of leadership with USA

    RIO DE JANEIRO — The Summer of Carmelo came to a fitting end Sunday night, with tears.

    For all the justifiable and understandable page views and sports talk hours Kevin Durant's free-agency decision produced the past seven weeks, this was Carmelo Anthony's offseason, in so many different and meaningful ways.

  • Anthony: 'It's time to get another gold medal'

    LAS VEGAS — LeBron James isn't here. Chris Paul isn't here. Ditto for Dwyane Wade and Russell Westbrook, not to mention James Harden, Dwight Howard, Andre Drummond and Steph Curry. Fact is, you could craft a gold medal-worthy roster out of the NBA stars who tapped out from participating with USA Basketball this summer for what, eventually, will be the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

  • Ateneo eyes share of No. 2 spot

    SEEMINGLY peaking of late, the Ateneo Blue Eagles try to continue to put further wind on their assault for number two as they battle defending champions and currently second-running Far Eastern University Tamaraws today in midweek action in Season 79 of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP).

    Winners of their last three games, the Eagles (7-4) go for four wins in a row in their 2 p.m. tiff against the Tamaraws (8-3) and challenge the latter for the number spot and the twice-to-beat advantage that goes with it in the Final Four.

  • Avery Bradley, Boston Celtics Leap to NBA Playoffs Series Lead with 108-97 Game 5 win over Chicago Bulls

    Avery Bradley put on a career performance against Jimmy Butler as he led the Celtics to their third straight win in Game 5 to take his team back to Chicago for an elimination Game 6.

    BOSTON — The Celtics are almost to the finish line and the second round of the NBA Playoffs after beating the Chicago Bulls in Game 5 108-97.

  • Bad defense equals great fun, Raps beat Wolves 124-110

    All these Raptors want to do is entertain you. As they exhibited once again their their 124-110 win over the Wolves on Thursday night, the Raptors are still looking for cohesion on defense. Against the league’s top squads, Toronto’s inability to lock in has resulted in some narrow, high-scoring defeats. But against an energetic, freaky-athletic and utterly inexperienced team like Minnesota, sloppy play and shaky defense tends to breed ultimately harmless entertainment.

    Because the Raptors have a still-historically efficient offense capable of posting 131.2 points per 100 possessions over the course of a game, Toronto tends to come out on top in these types of uproarious shootouts.

  • Balanced attack nets Star 97-83 win over Mahindra

    AFTER a few years, Star once again tasted a share of a tournament lead.

    The Hotshots remained in the zone, steamrolling ailing Mahindra, 97-83, with ease for their fourth straight win to gain a share of the lead in the 2017 Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup last night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

    Using a balanced attack, Star fired from all cylinders en route to the easy victory.

  • Balanced Heat attack powers 105-88 victory against Knicks

    The Miami Heat used a balanced team effort on both ends of the court to take apart the inconsistent New York Knicks over the course of the second half for the 105-88 win on Wednesday night. There would be no hangover after last night’s buzzer beater against the Detroit Pistons in their once-improbable quest to make the playoffs.

  • Barangay Ginebra battles Blackwater

    TWO more games with big implications in the race to the quarterfinals are set to take place in the resumption of the 2017 Philippine Basketball Association Philippine Cup.

    The Blackwater Elite (5-4) and Barangay Ginebra San Miguel (4-4), teams in the middle of the pack, try to avoid possible elimination and enhance their chances of securing a berth in the quarterfinals when they battle at 7 p.m.

  • Barangay Ginebra levels finals series with Lucena win

    ROUTED in the series-opener, the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings levelled their best-of-seven PBA Philippine Cup finals joust with the San Miguel Beermen with a 124-118 overtime win in Game Two last night in Lucena City.

    Shot the lights out early, particularly in the second quarter, the Kings went for the separation and held on to avenge their 109-82 defeat in Game One and reduce the finals series to a best-of-five affair.

  • Basketball for Christmas

    The Knights of Columbus (Kof C) of the Don Bosco Council 10277 - Our Lady of Good Council Church Surrey BC celebrated Christmas in an exciting and enjoyable way – by playing basketball.

  • Basketball for Christmas

    The Knights of Columbus (Kof C) of the Don Bosco Council 10277 - Our Lady of Good Council Church Surrey BC celebrated Christmas in an exciting and enjoyable way – by playing basketball.

  • Battle of the Blue and the Green! in dream championship

    Fiercest rivals Ateneo de Manila University and De La Salle University battle it out in the basketball court for the UAAP Men’s Basketball Championship Season 79 starting Saturday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

  • Beermen bully Star to get back on the winning track

    By Sportsmanila Staff

    What was expected to be a heavyweight bout between the last two Governors' Cup champions turned out to be a dud.

  • Beermen out to create some space with Kings

    NOW UP 2-1 in their best-of-seven PBA Philippine Cup finals series, the San Miguel Beermen try to create further distance between them and the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings in Game Four today at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

    Scheduled for 7 p.m., the defending champions Beermen are out to build on their 99-88 Game Three victory and move a step closer to winning their third straight Philippine Cup title.