Basketball updates 05.Mar.2019

NBA: Nik Stauskas’ dunk for Cleveland Cavaliers v Orlando Magic leads this week’s top 10 plays
Cleveland’s Nik Stauskas makes his way through traffic to dunk spectacularly against Orlando in one of this week’s top 10 plays from the NBA. – Source: BBC Sport – Basketball

Bulls beat Hawks in third-highest scoring game in NBA history
The Chicago Bulls beat the Atlanta Hawks 168-161 in the third-highest scoring game in NBA history. – Source: BBC Sport – Basketball

Chicago Bulls beat Atlanta Hawks 168-161 in NBA classic
Chicago Bulls beat the Atlanta Hawks 168-161 in the third-highest scoring game in NBA history. – Source: BBC Sport – Basketball

Dwyane Wade hits buzzer-beater for Miami Heat to down Golden State Warriors
Dwyane Wade hits a stunning buzzer-beater in the final seconds to give the Miami Heat a win over defending NBA champions Golden State Warriors. – Source: BBC Sport – Basketball

LeBron James is first player in the NBA’s top 10 all-time scoring and assists lists
LeBron James becomes the first player to be on the NBA’s top 10 all-time lists of scoring and assists in the LA Lakers’ 110-105 defeat by Memphis Grizzlies – Source: BBC Sport – Basketball

NBA: Dwayne Wade rolls back the years for Miami Heat in NBA’s top 10 plays
Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat rolls back the years in NBA’s top 10 plays. – Source: BBC Sport – Basketball

New York Knicks finally end 18-game home losing streak
New York Knicks end their 18-game home losing streak with a 130-118 win against the San Antonio Spurs. – Source: BBC Sport – Basketball

Great Britain beat Austria but fall short of group win
Great Britain defeat Austria 78-75 but fail to win their group and reach the EuroBasket qualifying phase automatically. – Source: BBC Sport – Basketball

EuroBasket pre-qualifying: Great Britain easily beat Cyprus in Manchester
Great Britain’s men stay in contention for the second stage of EuroBasket 2021 qualification with a comprehensive 84-47 victory over Cyprus in Manchester. – Source: BBC Sport – Basketball

‘Once in a generation’ talent Williamson injured as Nike shoe falls apart
Zion Williamson, the 18-year-old tipped to be the next big thing in basketball, is injured after only 33 seconds as his Nike shoe falls apart. – Source: BBC Sport – Basketball

Greek Freak excels but King James comes out on top in All-Star game
Giannis Antetokounmpo reaffirms his status as one of the hottest names in the NBA, scoring a game-high 38 points in Sunday’s All-Star game. – Source: BBC Sport – Basketball

Basketball Africa League: Professional competition to launch in 2020
The National Basketball Association and the International Basketball Federation are to launch a professional league in Africa in 2020. – Source: BBC Sport – Basketball

Harden matches 57-year-old landmark but still way short of Chamberlain’s record
Houston Rockets’ guard James Harden records his 31st consecutive 30-point game on Thursday, tying hall of famer Wilt Chamberlain for the second-longest such streak in NBA history. – Source: BBC Sport – Basketball

76ers’ Embiid jumps over Oscar nominated actress Regina King in bid to keep ball in play
Philadelphia 76ers centre Joel Embiid narrowly misses Oscar nominated actress Regina King as he ends up in the front row of the crowd. – Source: BBC Sport – Basketball

NBA: Russell Westbrook sets new triple-double record
Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook sets a new NBA record for consecutive triple-doubles in his side’s 120-111 win against Portland Trail Blazers. – Source: BBC Sport – Basketball

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Shooting hoops on a ship – the Harlem Globetrotters in action
All aboard! Forget the court, these Harlem Globetrotter basketball players are shipshape on the water. – Source: BBC Sport – Basketball

NBA: Donovan Mitchell dunks over 7ft JaVale McGee in top 10 plays
Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz dunks over the Los Angeles Lakers’ 7ft centre JaVale McGee and the Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic is “one cool cat” in the NBA’s top 10 plays. – Source: BBC Sport – Basketball

NBA: James Harden takes basketball to the face from Giannis Antetokounmpo
Houston Rockets star James Harden is on the receiving end of a very wayward pass from Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo in the Bucks’ 116-109 win on Wednesday. – Source: BBC Sport – Basketball

NBA: Giannis Antetokounmpo & James Harden dominate in top 10 plays
A brilliant game-winning three-pointer from Houston’s James Harden and a huge dunk from Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo. – Source: BBC Sport – Basketball

NBA plays of the week, featuring Doncic’s brilliant buzzer beater
A brilliant buzzer-beater from Dallas Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic features in this week’s NBA plays of the week. – Source: BBC Sport – Basketball

NBA: Minnesota Timberwolves’ Taj Gibson tries to block shot with his shoe
Minnesota Timberwolves’ Taj Gibson makes an unorthodox attempt to block an opponent’s shot after losing his shoe during his side’s 132-105 NBA win over the Sacramento Kings. – Source: BBC Sport – Basketball

Monk’s spectacular breakaway dunk leads top 10 plays of the week
Malik Monk’s spectacular breakaway dunk for the Charlotte Hornets leads the NBA’s top 10 plays of the week. – Source: BBC Sport – Basketball

NBA: Mario Hezonja monster dunk in top 10 plays of the week
Mario Hezonja’s monster dunk for the New York Knicks features in the NBA’s top 10 plays of the week. – Source: BBC Sport – Basketball

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