Basketball

NBA Playoffs: San Antonio’s Leonard to push past home-court Thunder

| 06.05.2016

Robbie Purves | May 6, 2016 Cleveland Cavaliers @ Atlanta Hawks NBA Conference Semi-Finals Saturday, May 7th Tipoff: 00:00 BST Phillips Arena, Atlanta LeBron to launch Cavs into Conference Finals Atlanta Hawks were buried alive under an avalanche of points during their 98-123 loss to Cleveland Cavaliers in the second game of the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals. LeBron James’ Cavaliers netted ... more...

NBA Playoffs: King James’ Cleveland Cavaliers gallop towards NBA Finals

| 03.05.2016

Robbie Purves | May 3, 2016 Miami Heat @ Toronto Raptors NBA Conference Semi-Finals Wednesday, May 4th Tipoff: 01:00 BST Air Canada Center, Toronto Live on BT Sport 1 Wade to be difference against Canadian Raptors Less than 48 hours after knocking Indiana Pacers out of the first round, Toronto Raptors will now face Dwayne Wade’s Miami Heat on home-court in game one of their Eastern Conferenc... more...

NBA Playoffs: San Antonio Spurs show steel in first test against Thunder

| 29.04.2016

Robbie Purves | April 29, 2016 Toronto Raptors @ Indiana Pacers NBA Saturday, April 30th Tipoff: 00:30 BST Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis Paul George to dominate scoring in Pacers win Indiana Pacers came into this series with such high hopes and will look to overcome the 3-2 series disadvantage. A win for Toronto Raptors would see them into the next round and their rally from 17 points down... more...

NBA Playoffs: Warriors and Rockets to perform points frenzy in Curry’s absence

| 19.04.2016

Robbie Purves | April 18, 2016 Indiana Pacers @ Toronto Raptors NBA Tuesday, April 18th Tipoff: 00:00 BST Air Canada Centre, Toronto Pacers upset gains home-court advantage Last time out, Myles Turner played like a man possessed, swatting five shots away from the Indiana Pacers’ basket. This, combined with Paul George’s 27 second half points, saw Pacers record an impressive away win to... more...

NBA Playoffs: Assessing basketball’s best teams and their first round odds

| 18.04.2016

Robbie Purves | April 15, 2016 As the historic regular season ended – in which Golden State Warriors broke Chicago Bulls’ 1995/96 win record and Kobe Bryant made his final farewell appearance scoring 60 points after a 82-game long goodbye – the attention of the basketball world turned to the NBA Playoffs. The playoffs are here and the time has come to examine the chances of NBA&#... more...

Golden State Warriors to smash Chicago Bulls’ 73 win record

| 13.04.2016

Robbie Purves | April 13, 2016 Memphis Grizzlies @ Golden State Warriors NBA Thursday, April 14th Tipoff: 03:30 BST Oracle Arena, Oakland Curry chases Championship ring Golden State Warriors equalled Chicago Bulls’ 1995/96 record of 72 wins in a single regular after defeating San Antonio Spurs 92-86 on Sunday. The result against San Antonio mean’t the Warriors finished their road run w... more...

Indiana Pacers to pip Toronto Raptors in low-scoring face-off

| 08.04.2016

Robbie Purves | April 8, 2016 Milwaukee Bucks @ Boston Celtics NBA Saturday, April 9th Tipoff: 00:30 BST TD Garden, Boston It’s hard to think of another team in the NBA as lovable as Boston Celtics. A team cultivated from unwanted pieces have come together to form something exceptional. Boston sit joint third in the Eastern Conference and come into the clash with Milwaukee Bucks on a three g... more...

Favoured Bulls need win to keep NBA playoff hopes alive

| 05.04.2016

Daniel Coyle, American Sports Correspondent | April 5, 2016 Chicago Bulls (-2.5) @ Memphis Grizzlies Time is running out for the Chicago Bulls, who are desperate for a win to remain in playoff contention as they visit the freefalling Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday as 2.5-point favourites in NBA betting with Coral. With just five games remaining in their regular season schedule, Chicago enters Tuesda... more...

Pistons favoured over Mavericks in battle of NBA playoff bubble teams

| 02.04.2016

Daniel Coyle, American Sports Correspondent | April 1, 2016 A pair of teams precariously perched on the NBA playoff bubble face off on Friday when Detroit Pistons play host to Dallas Mavericks as 5.5-point favourites in NBA betting with Coral. Pistons (66/1 to win the Eastern Conference) enter the weekend on a solid 6-1 straight up run that has lifted them into seventh place in the NBA’s Eas... more...

Upcoming home stand key to Warriors’ NBA all-time wins chase

| 29.03.2016

Daniel Coyle, American Sports Correspondent | March 29, 2016 Golden State Warriors can draw to within five wins of matching the 1995-1996 Chicago Bulls’ record of 72 regular-season victories when they take on Washington Wizards on Tuesday as 12.5-point favourites in NBA betting from Coral. Warriors (4/5 to win the NBA Championship) have remained unrelenting in their drive towards a second st... more...