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Afrobasket Pits D’Tigers Against Hosts

–As Nigeria Face Tunisia, Uganda In Group A Nigeria’s senior male basketball team, D’Tigers have been pitted against former champions and host Tunisia in Group A of the 2015 FIBA Africa Basketball Championship scheduled to hold between August 19 and 30. At the draws which took place at the Carthage Acropolium in Tunis on Saturday, D’Tigers who are now the ...

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Oladipo Shows Great Promise

Orlando Magic’s backcourt is the brightest spot, if anything feels very certain with the Magic in this rebuild it is that this team sees a future in building around Elfrid Payton and Victor Oladipo. March was good to both guards and they are the ones controlling the ball and leading the team it would seem, but the trick in rebuilding ...

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Spurs Continue Winning Streak

-Sink Golden State Warriors 107-92 San Antonio Spurs won their seventh straight game, 10th in their last 11, defeating Golden State Warriors at home 107-92. The Warriors, who are atop the Western Conference, came into the game with a 12-game winning streak, making the win all the more impressive. The Spurs, without Tiago Splitter due to injury, came out with ...

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Clark Signs Multi-year Contact

Brooklyn Nets have signed forward Earl Clark to a multi-year contract, the club’s general manager Billy King announced but, per team policy, terms of the deal were not released. Clark, who was signed by Brooklyn to a 10-day contract on March 27, has appeared in five games for the Nets, averaging 4.4 points and 3.4 rebounds in 12.3 minutes per ...

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Paternostro Praises Leicester’s 200 Wins

Leicester Riders head coach Rob Paternostro paid tribute to his players after reaching the significant milestone of 200 wins. Riders’ sweep of three BBL Championship games last week took Paternostro into the company of the elite of BBL coaching, as Sunday’s win at Durham Wildcats made it his 200th from just 294 games as Leicester coach. That makes Paternostro the ...

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Wolves Get New Belief For Play-offs

Worcester Wolves head coach Paul James insists victory over Newcastle Eagles will give his team belief they can succeed for a second year running in the play-offs. Wolves won 88-81 at the University Arena to record a third consecutive British Basketball League success of the season over the leaders – a sequence that stretches to four in all competitions following ...

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Rocks Secure Spot Against Lions

Glasgow Rocks cemented their spot in the BBL playoffs last night by defeating London Lions 82-65 at the Emirates Arena with the result paving the way for Sterling Davis’ men to finish as high as fifth when the league campaign comes to a close in a fortnight’s time. Reggie Middleton scored 17 points and was instrumental in a 16-2 run ...

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Phoenix’s Top-3 Hopes Dashed

Cheshire Phoenix’s hopes of securing a top-three finish in the BBL Championship were dealt a blow on as they succumbed to a 100-82 loss at high-flying Leicester Riders. Dustin Salisbery’s 28 points and double-doubles from Taylor King (17 points, 11 rebounds) and Demond Watt (10 points, 15 rebounds) couldn’t prevent head coach John Coffino’s side from slipping to a battling ...

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Ibeziakor Wants Youngsters In DStv League

Raptors Basketball Academy of Lagos head coach, Charles Ibeziakor (aka Coach Charlie) has bemoaned the low number of young players in the DStv Nigerian Men’s Basketball Premier League and argues that it does not give progress to the sport in Nigeria. While raising his worries, Ibeziakor further told SportsDay that only Dodan Warriors are employing young players among the clubs ...

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Oluyole Can Do Better –Abiodun

-Following 72-41 Loss To Dodan Warriors Oluyole Warriors chief coach, Yeemi Abiodun says his players should not to be discouraged with the experience they had in their match against Dodan Warriors last Friday, but believes they can do better if they concentrate on important aspects of the game. Oluyole lost to Dodan Warriors 72-41 in their first game in the ...

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