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NBA: Russell Westbrook breaks Oscar Robertson’s record for most career triple-doubles
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NBA: Russell Westbrook breaks Oscar Robertson’s record for most career triple-doubles

Russell Westbrook sealed his record-breaking triple midway through the fourth quarter of the game against the Atlanta Hawks.

India's Princepal Singh uncertain about entering 2021 NBA Draft, could play another season in G League
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India's Princepal Singh uncertain about entering 2021 NBA Draft, could play another season in G League

India's Princepal Singh, touted to be the next big thing in Indian basketball, is yet to decide whether he will enlist for the 2021 NBA Draft, which will be held on 29 July.

Sooley: John Grisham's latest is a fictional thriller set in the factual world of American basketball
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Sooley: John Grisham's latest is a fictional thriller set in the factual world of American basketball

Sooley follows the familiar Grisham playbook — short chapters, plenty of foreshadowing, and a rapid-fire prose that’s easy to read and hard to put down.

NBA: Tyrese Haliburton chuffed to be in Rookie of the Year fray, but says it won't affect his assessment of season
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NBA: Tyrese Haliburton chuffed to be in Rookie of the Year fray, but says it won't affect his assessment of season

Sacramento Kings' rookie guard Tyrese Haliburton talks about being in the contention for Rookie of the Year award, being nicknamed 'Little Magic' and the night when Kyrie Irving and James Harden pulled him aside for a chat

NBA: Julius Randle stars as New York Knicks win ninth straight game; Dallas Mavericks beat Los Angeles Lakers
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NBA: Julius Randle stars as New York Knicks win ninth straight game; Dallas Mavericks beat Los Angeles Lakers

Derrick Rose scored 19 points to help the Knicks move into fourth place in the Eastern Conference with 11 games remaining. They are on their longest winning streak since a 13-game run late in the 2012-13 season, when they won the Atlantic Division title in what was their last playoff appearance.

'Justice served': NBA chief Adam Silver, players praise Derek Chauvin guilty verdict
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'Justice served': NBA chief Adam Silver, players praise Derek Chauvin guilty verdict

In a joint statement with the National Basketball Players Association executive director Michele Roberts, the NBA chief said the league would continue to campaign for criminal justice and police reforms.

In his new novel Sooley, John Grisham exits the courtroom to write about college basketball
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In his new novel Sooley, John Grisham exits the courtroom to write about college basketball

In an interview, Grisham, who played baseball and basketball at Southaven High School in Mississippi, said the idea for the story began three years ago when he read an article about the South Sudanese national team competing in Hawaii at the World Youth Basketball Tournament.

NBA: Brooklyn Nets centre LaMarcus Aldridge retires from basketball following discovery of heart problem
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NBA: Brooklyn Nets centre LaMarcus Aldridge retires from basketball following discovery of heart problem

The 35-year-old seven-time NBA All-Star said in a statement posted on Twitter he had experienced an irregular heartbeat during the Nets defeat to the Los Angeles Lakers last Saturday.

NBA: Denver Nuggets point guard Jamal Murray out indefinitely after tearing ACL in left knee
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NBA: Denver Nuggets point guard Jamal Murray out indefinitely after tearing ACL in left knee

Jamal Murray's injury is a big blow to the Nuggets who are coming off a season in which they advanced to the Western Conference finals and are hoping to make another deep postseason run.

NBA: Andre Drummond stars as Lakers beat Nets; Jazz overpower Sacramento to continue winning streak
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NBA: Andre Drummond stars as Lakers beat Nets; Jazz overpower Sacramento to continue winning streak

The Lakers entered the game missing their two best players, LeBron James and Anthony Davis, but they overcame that with energetic play, strong perimeter shooting and a lockdown defence.

Suyash Mehta interview: ‘Becoming a basketball referee was the toughest decision of my life’
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Suyash Mehta interview: ‘Becoming a basketball referee was the toughest decision of my life’

The first-ever Indian-origin referee in the NBA, Suyash Mehta, abandoned a promising career path as a doctor to make the move to officiating. His first generation immigrant parents thought he was throwing away his life and career.

NBA hand DeAndre' Bembry, Fred VanVleet and Talen Horton-Tucker suspensions for brawl during Raptors-Lakers game
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NBA hand DeAndre' Bembry, Fred VanVleet and Talen Horton-Tucker suspensions for brawl during Raptors-Lakers game

Raptors forward OG Anunoby and Lakers big man Montrezl Harrell were both fined in connection with the incident in the first quarter of the Lakers' 110-101 victory on Tuesday over the Raptors at Toronto's pandemic home base in Tampa, Florida.

NBA: Triple-doubles for Harden, Westbrook deliver wins for Wizards, Nets; Rudy Gobert helps Jazz beat Cleveland
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NBA: Triple-doubles for Harden, Westbrook deliver wins for Wizards, Nets; Rudy Gobert helps Jazz beat Cleveland

Stephen Curry scored 32 points to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 116-102 home victory over Chicago Bulls.

NBA: Donovan Mitchell stars in Jazz’s victory over Grizzlies; Clippers snap 76ers winning run
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NBA: Donovan Mitchell stars in Jazz’s victory over Grizzlies; Clippers snap 76ers winning run

With Mike Conley taking the night off to rest a hamstring injury, Mitchell took charge early. He made his first five shots on the way to scoring 28 first-half points — his most ever in a half.

NBA: Kyrie Irving to miss Brooklyn Nets' three-match road trip to deal with family matter
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NBA: Kyrie Irving to miss Brooklyn Nets' three-match road trip to deal with family matter

The Nets said Monday that Irving would not accompany the team for games Tuesday at Portland, Wednesday at Utah or Friday at Detroit.

NBA: Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo to miss Indiana Pacers game through injury
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NBA: Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo to miss Indiana Pacers game through injury

Antetokounmpo played 34 minutes Saturday and had 26 points, 15 assists and eight rebounds in a 120-113 victory over the San Antonio Spurs. His 15 assists matched a career-high.

NBA: Suns beat LeBron James-less Lakers, 76ers edge Knicks in overtime
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NBA: Suns beat LeBron James-less Lakers, 76ers edge Knicks in overtime

The Los Angeles Lakers got a hard look at life without injured superstar LeBron James on Sunday in a 111-94 NBA loss to the Phoenix Suns.

NBA: LeBron James faces ‘indefinite’ layoff after injuring ankle as Lakers lose to Hawks; Bucks register sixth straight win
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NBA: LeBron James faces ‘indefinite’ layoff after injuring ankle as Lakers lose to Hawks; Bucks register sixth straight win

The Lakers superstar collapsed to the Staples Center court in agony after a collision with Atlanta's Solomon Hill in the second quarter, crying out in pain and clutching his right ankle.

Stephen Curry, WNBA players to receive Jackie Robinson Award from NAACP
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Stephen Curry, WNBA players to receive Jackie Robinson Award from NAACP

For the first time, NAACP, USA's oldest civil rights organisation, is recognising more than one person by honouring the WNBA Players Association and Stephen Curry with the Jackie Robinson Sports Award.

NBA: Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks to beat Sixers; James Harden shines in Nets' victory
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NBA: Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks to beat Sixers; James Harden shines in Nets' victory

Golden State guard Stephen Curry departed early in the Warriors 108-94 victory over the Rockets in Houston, suffering what the team called a tailbone contusion in a hard sideline fall in the third quarter.