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Celtics make it a record 18 championships

In: NBA — Tuesday, 18 Jun, 2024

 AS anticipated, the Boston Celtics once again are the champions of the NBA, their 106-88 win on Monday night over the Dallas Mavericks the 18th championship for the Celtics, the most for any NBA franchise, reports BOB CRAVEN from the US.

Jun 18

NBA: Dallas forces Celtics to win it at home

In: NBA — Sunday, 16 Jun, 2024

BOB'S CORNER: BEHIND 31 points from Jayson Tatum and a 30-8-8 line from Jalen Brown, the Boston Celtics held off a furious Dallas rally to take a 106-99 win in Dallas and a seemingly insurmountable 3-0 lead in the NBA Finals, reports BOB CRAVEN from the US. Of course, Game 4 was a new story.

Jun 16

Vale Jerry West, a true great of the game

In: NBA — Thursday, 13 Jun, 2024

ONE of the mesmerising legends of basketball, Jerry West, passed away in his sleep on Wednesday at 86. BOB CRAVEN in the US has the latest on one of the game's all-time great players and administrators, the man behind the Lakers dynasty and often referred to simply as "The Logo".


Jun 13

Celtics throw down 2-0 gauntlet to homesick Mavs

In: NBA — Tuesday, 11 Jun, 2024

THE Boston Celtics, as expected, held serve in the NBA Finals by winning the opening two games in Boston, leaving the Dallas Mavericks desperate to clinch Game 3 at home to turn this into a series, reports BOB CRAVEN from the US.


Jun 11

Boston continues its blitz into NBA Final

In: NBA — Monday, 10 Jun, 2024

THE Boston Celtics ran away from the rest of the NBA during the regular season, securing the best record and nailing down home court advantage for the duration of the playoffs. They then ran away again with all three playoff series leading up to the Finals, finishing up sweeping the Semifinal series with Indiana Pacers, reports BOB CRAVEN from the US.


Jun 10

BOB'S CORNER: Ezi key to any Storm reign

In: NBA — Monday, 3 Jun, 2024

BOB'S CORNER: THE Seattle Storm of the WNBA had an off year in 2023, finishing near the bottom of the ladder at 11-29 but Aussie Ezi Magbegor had a good year personally, named an All-Star and to the All-Defensive team, reports BOB CRAVEN, our man in the US. 


Jun 3

Bill Walton joins the immortals

In: NBA — Wednesday, 29 May, 2024

WITH the death on Monday of Bill Walton at just 71, the world of basketball has lost one of its greatest ever players and one of the most unique personalities in the game, writes our US correspondent BOB CRAVEN. A star at both college and professional level, Walton was the quintessential "one of a kind". 

May 29

Mr Grumpy bids his final farewell

In: WNBL, SA — Saturday, 25 May, 2024

THEY say the two certainties in life are death and taxes but in the case of Ian Thornton, there were a few more. "Did you hear the one about the Irishman, the Englishman and the Scotsman who walk into a bar?" That was the other certainty. Ian always had a joke up his sleeve. 

May 25

BOB'S UPDATE: Celtics sneak past Pacers in Game 1

In: NBA — Friday, 24 May, 2024

 BOB ON THE SPOT: Our man in the USA, BOB CRAVEN has the latest on the NBA Eastern and Western Conference Finals - it's down to Boston, Indiana, Minnesota and Dallas - WNBA developments and the drawcard Caitlin Clark is, along with some updates and an anniversary memory for one of the game's all-time greats.

May 24

NBL, WNBL, BA launch HoopsFest in Perth

In: NBL, WNBL, Misc — Friday, 24 May, 2024

PERTH in September will exclusively host the self-proclaimed "largest basketball festival ever" with the inaugural joint NBL, WNBL, BA "HoopsFest" initiative, featuring all 10 men's teams playing the 2024-25 season's opening round, a women's preseason tournament and the under-18 national club championship, featuring 48 junior teams.

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