Real Madrid could complete the treble with a win in Barcelona on Wednesday night but it could be the last time Sergio Llull suits up for Los Blancos if the Rockets get their way. Emmet Ryan on why Houston are keen on the Spanish guard Sergio Llull really picked the right weekend to go absolutely […]
Real Madrid took a 2-0 lead in the Liga Endesa Finals on the back of a 31-10 first frame as they routed Barcelona in the Barclaycard Centre Every now and again, Real Madrid remind you what they can do when they really want to hurt a team. Los Blancos started 8 of 8 from three, […]
Rudy Fernandez showed why he is the ACB’s highest-paid player on Friday as Real Madrid beat Barcelona 78-72 in Game 1 of the ACB finals, writes Austin Green On a night when Mario Hezonja wore his killer instinct on his shooting sleeve, Rudy — well-known for his flair and his flops — carried Real Madrid […]
Based on their two meetings in ACB action so far, Joventut Badalona and Real Madrid are only capable of delivering classics when they meet. Sunday’s showdown went down to the wire with Real narrowly taking the win 80-81. Watch the best bits. That result leaves Real in second place in Liga Endesa on 19-4, Badalona […]
Cloning Ante Tomic isn’t on the table and that leaves Barcelona with a big problem that was clear to see in the Copa del Rey, writes Emmet Ryan. The scoreline on Saturday night was the most misleading part. Barcelona, if you only checked in after the final horn, looked like they had cruised past ACB […]
Not a long, long time ago I can easily remember how that music used to make me laugh And I knew the PA would have his chance To sure as hell make those people dance And maybe they’d be happy for a while But Boris Diaw made me shiver With step-back Joffrey delivered Bad news […]
Rightly or wrongly, there are few European ballers who generate as much hatred as Rudy Fernandez. The Real Madrid and Spain star took the ALS ice bucket challenge, meaning he’s managed to do some good for charity and give something to all of those people who dislike them.
Saturday saw the climax of the 2014 FIBA Under 17 World Championship for men with the USA beating Australia 99-92 in an exciting gold medal game. Tournament MVP Malik Newman had a double-double as the USA claimed its third straight title at this grade.
Australia came out playing far smarter basketball. Looking calm and confident, the Aussies were far slicker moving the ball around and had no trouble creating opening shots. Tom Wilson and Dejan Vasiljevic were particularly impressive with their movement inside and out to keep the American defence honest. After trading buckets early, Australia ran out into […]
The FIBA Under 17 World Championship for men final is a re-match of the 2012 decider as the United States take on Australia. The USA were pushed hard for half the game by Serbia in Friday’s first semi-final but Diamand Stone (12 points, 8 rebounds) and Josh Jackson (8 points, 11 rebounds) kept their bid […]
FIBA are unfortunately a touch slow at doling out the highlights from the knockout stages of the World Under 17 championships. For those of you out of the loop, the United States were pushed hard before pulling away from Serbia in the first of today’s quarter finals. We don’t have a clip from that 89-68 […]
It’s the knockout stages of the 2014 Basketball World Cup of Beer. If you are super late to the party, each of the 24 nations in the FIBA World Cup of Basketball is represented by a beer, we round them down using a format like the big one in Spain to decide the best. We […]