Basketball: NBA Match Highlights & Results (March 14)

Results & highlights of Tuesday's National Basketball Association games:

Cavaliers 128, Pistons 96

LeBron James remained on his triple-double craze and helped lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to an easy 128-96 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night.

James finished with 16 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists in 28 minutes, taking off the entire fourth quarter of the blowout.

James has four triple-doubles this month, including three in his past four games. He compiled a career-high 10 this season and has 52 triple-doubles to his name over 14 seasons -- not counting the playoffs.

Detroit was led by 17 points from Tobias Harris. Reggie Jackson, who scored at least 19 points in four of his previous five games, shot 3 of 13 and finished with six points.

Thunder 122, Nets 104

Russell Westbrook picked up his 33rd triple-double of the season as Oklahoma City won its third straight game.

Westbrook finished with 25 points, 19 assists and 12 rebounds, Victor Oladipo had 21 points and Enes Kanter scored 17 points off the bench for the Thunder, who won on the road for the first time since a 114-105 victory over New Orleans on Jan. 25.

Brook Lopez scored 25 points, Jeremy Lin had a season-high 24 and Randy Foy added 13 points for the Nets, who have yet to win consecutive games this season.

Pelicans 100, Trail Blazers 77

Marcus Cousins scored 22 points and Anthony Davis added 15 points and 15 rebounds to lead New Orleans.

The victory for the Pelicans, their second straight, was only the third in nine games with Cousins and Davis playing in tandem since Cousins was acquired from Sacramento. Cousins added nine rebounds, three assists and three steals.

The Trail Blazers were paced by Damian Lillard, who scored 29 points. Portland won five of its last six games, but shot 30.3 percent and finished far below their 108.6 points per game average.

Knicks 87, Pacers 81

Carmelo Anthony recorded 22 points and 13 rebounds, and New York turned in one of its more sparkling defensive efforts of the season by turning back Indiana.

The Knicks held the Pacers to 36.8 percent shooting from the floor. Indiana converted only nine of its 41 second-half shots as New York stormed back from a 13-point deficit in the third quarter.

Willy Hernangomez had 13 points and 14 rebounds coming off the bench while Derrick Rose scored 16 for the Knicks. Paul George topped Indiana with 22 points and 10 rebounds.

Warriors 106, 76ers 104

Stephen Curry celebrated his 29th birthday with some late fireworks, saving 12 of his game-high 29 points for a fourth-quarter rally that propelled Golden State past Philadelphia.

Klay Thompson had 28 points and Draymond Green 20 for Golden State, which moved a half-game up on the idle San Antonio Spurs for the best record in the league. The Warriors trailed by as many as 16 points in the third quarter and were down 90-78 entering the final period before limiting the 76ers to 14 fourth-quarter points.

Dario Saric had 25 points, seven rebounds and six assists for the 76ers, who completed a four-game Western swing with a 1-3 record.

Nigerian News

100 Players To Compete For Lagos State Table Tennis Association Quarterly Champ   

A total of one hundred table tennis players will jostle for positions and placement in a quarterly trials which would begin today at the sportshall of Mobolaji Johnson, Rowe Park, Yaba.

The table tennis players comprises of sixty male and forty female players.

 

FIFA 'Mafia' Behind My Ban Says Amos Adamu   

Amos Adamu has slammed the FIFA mafia for his increased football ban globally. Amos thinks he's suffering from the fall out with the recent cabal that allegations forced out of FIFA

 

NPFL Match Day 12: Top Five Goal Scorers    

Stephen Odey of MFM FC still leads the top goal scorers table after matchday 12 with 7 goals while Mbaoma and Samuel are jointly closely behind with 6 goals each.

 

Bash Ali Sues Sports Minister, Demands For N1b For Damages   

It ought to have been a meeting where Nigeria's record aiming boxer Bash Ali would have cemented a plan with the Minister for sports to promote his proposed World Guniess book of record match but it turned to a fight between him and the minister's security aides and it has grown to a

 

Good Gesture! Super Eagles Defender Kenneth Omeruo Donates N2M To Sick Coach Kelechi Emetole   

Kenneth Omeruo has showed his cheerful character outside the football pitch as the defender kindly donated N2M to Coach Kelechi Emetole who needs a total of $11,000 for cancer of the throat treatment in India.
 
Kelechi Emetole

 

NPFL Match Day 11: Ten Things Fans Said   

It seems the fans are happy with the way the NPFL is progressing. Here are a few comments from the fans after match day 11:
 
Fans Talk

 

How Much Will It Cost You To Watch An NPFL Match On A V.I.P. Sit?   

According to a fan it will only cost you N500 to watch a match in Kano on the V.I.P stand, isn't that amazing. It will probably cost you from about N300,000 to be on the V.I.P. stand in any of Europe's top five leagues, we will get there....
 

 

NPFL: Match Day 11 Results   

NPFL Match day 11 results:

Rangers 1-0 ABS
Katsina 2-1 MFM 
Remo 1-1 Pillars
Enyimba 0-0 3SC
Plateau 0-0 Lobi
Gombe 2-0 FCIU
Abia Warriors 1-0 Tornadoes
El-Kanemi 3-1 Sunshine
Wikki 0-0 Rivers

 

Victor Moses Extends Chelsea Contract   

Super Eagles winger Victor Moses has extended his contract with English Premiership side Chelsea after a brilliant campaign under Italian coach Antonio Conte.

 

Victor Moses Aiming For Better Goal Scoring Form Return   

Super Eagles star and Chelsea wing-back Victor Moses is currently enjoying the best form of his career but the Nigerian admits he needs to take more of his goal-scoring opportunities after he was rewarded with a two-year contract extension earlier this week.

 

Amos Adamu Banned By FIFA For Two More Years   

Fifa, on Tuesday, placed a two-year suspension on its former executive committee member Amos Adamu after investigation into a proceeding opening against him last year.

 

EPL, LA LIGA, SERIE A

Serie A: Five Things We Learned   

Juventus conceded their first league draw in over a year amid rumours that coach Massimiliano Allegri is on his way to Arsenal, but Roma are still heading for a podium place.

 

Alaves vs Sevilla Preview: All You Need To Know   

Venue: Estadio Mendizorroza

Time: 7:45pm

Referee: Daniel Trujillo (Spain)

Date: 06/03/17

 

West Ham vs Chelsea Preview: All You Need To Know   

Venue: Olympic Stadium

Referee: Andre Marriner (England)

Match Facts, Head to Head & Stats:

 

Sunderland vs Manchester City: All You Need To Know   

Match Venue: Stadium of Light

Referee: Martin Atkinson (England)

Match Facts, Head to Head & Stats:

 

Tottenham vs Everton: All You Need To Know   

Match Venue: White Hart Lane

Referee: Michael Oliver (England)

Match Facts, Head To Head & Stats:

 

Super Messi runs Riot On Celta de Vigo   

Enrique's Barcelona returned to the top of La Liga with a thumping 5-0 win over Celta Vigo, with Lionel Messi and Neymar at their peak.

 

Eibar 1-4 Real Madrid: Benzema's Double Inspires Los Blancos   

Karim Benzema inspired Real Madrid to a comprehensive 4-1 win over Eibar, putting Zinedine Zidane’s side top of La Liga - at least until Barcelona play later this evening.

 

Barcelona vs Celta de Vigo: All You Need To Know   

Match Venue: Camp Nou

Referee: Jesus Gil (Spain)

Match Facts, Head To Head & Stats

 

Liverpool vs Arsenal: All You Need To Know   

Venue: Anfield

Referee: Robert Madley (England)

Match Facts, Head To Head & Stats

 

Manchester United 1-1 Bournemouth: Mourinho's Men Look Destined For 6th Position As Zlatan's Penalty Gets Saved   

Rojo scored for Mourinho's men, Zlatan Ibrahimovic had a penalty saved and somehow avoided a red card as Manchester United drew 1-1 at home to 10-man Bournemouth as the Red Devils looke

 

Leicester vs Hull: Match Facts, Head To Head & Stats   

This is the fourth Premier League meeting between the teams, with both sides claiming one victory each in the three previous games (D1).

 

Manchester United vs Bournemouth: All You Need To Know   

Match venue: Old Trafford

Referee: Kevin Friend (England)

Stats, Head to Head & Match Facts