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From The42 Nuggets top Kawhi's Clippers, Irving returns after prolonged absence Ballin' This post contains videos

Nuggets top Kawhi's Clippers, Irving returns after prolonged absence

The Los Angeles Clippers fell to the Denver Nuggets as Kyrie Irving made his long-awaited comeback.

From The42 Harden hits 44 points in Rockets victory while Davis and LeBron shine for Lakers Wrap

Harden hits 44 points in Rockets victory while Davis and LeBron shine for Lakers

There was plenty of NBA action on Friday.

From The42 Davis issues Lakers warning, Melo scores season-high on New York return NBA This post contains videos

Davis issues Lakers warning, Melo scores season-high on New York return

And LeBron James paid tribute to late league commissioner David Stern, who died yesterday.

From The42 LeBron 'couldn't care less' about criticism from trainer of Lakers team-mate Keeping Calm

LeBron 'couldn't care less' about criticism from trainer of Lakers team-mate

Clint Parks took to Instagram on Friday to claim the player is not working as hard as fellow NBA superstar Kawhi Leonard.

From The42 Kawhi Leonard leads Clippers to defeat of Lakers as 76ers impress with win over Bucks Christmas Feast

Kawhi Leonard leads Clippers to defeat of Lakers as 76ers impress with win over Bucks

The Golden State Warriors were also winners on the NBA’s five-game Christmas extravaganza.

From The42 Isaiah Thomas ejected from game for confronting fan who wanted free dessert Frosty Relations This post contains videos

Isaiah Thomas ejected from game for confronting fan who wanted free dessert

The fan was annoyed he had missed out on a free Frosty.

From The42 'I think in three years' time, there will be an Irish player in the NBA' Talent

'I think in three years' time, there will be an Irish player in the NBA'

Journalist and author Emmet Ryan on touring Europe for his new book, Irish basketball’s great hope Aidan Harris Igiehon and more.

From The42 Ex-Boston Celtics player fined for not looking at Chinese flag during national anthem Sanction

Ex-Boston Celtics player fined for not looking at Chinese flag during national anthem

Guerschon Yabusele now plays for Nanjing Tongxi Monkey King.

From The42 James Harden scores 60 points - and then sits out the entire fourth quarter Fear The Beard

James Harden scores 60 points - and then sits out the entire fourth quarter

Only Kobe Bryant (six) and Wilt Chamberlain (32) have more 60-point games than Harden now.

From The42 Kawhi and George stop Doncic's Mavs as Clippers extend streak NBA

Kawhi and George stop Doncic's Mavs as Clippers extend streak

Kawhi Leonard and Paul George combined for 54 points in the Los Angeles Clippers’ 114-99 win over the Dallas Mavericks.

From The42 Kawhi's Clippers stay hot against Pelicans as Doncic erupts in Houston NBA Sunday

Kawhi's Clippers stay hot against Pelicans as Doncic erupts in Houston

The Los Angeles Clippers won again on Sunday, while Luka Doncic led the Dallas Mavericks past the Houston Rockets.

From The42 Superstars Kawhi and George combine for 42 points in first Clippers game together NBA This post contains videos

Superstars Kawhi and George combine for 42 points in first Clippers game together

Luka Doncic showed no mercy against the struggling Golden State Warriors, while Ben Simmons landed his first NBA three-pointer.

From The42 Harden and Westbrook extend win streak, while Doncic joins LeBron with record feat NBA This post contains videos

Harden and Westbrook extend win streak, while Doncic joins LeBron with record feat

Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic became the second ever 20-year-old to record a 40-point triple-double.

From The42 LeBron James: I'm just trying to put on a show for 'one of the greatest' Kobe Bryant NBA This post contains videos

LeBron James: I'm just trying to put on a show for 'one of the greatest' Kobe Bryant

Elsewhere, the Kings snapped Boston Celtics’ 10-game winning streak.

From The42 Harden scores 49 points in Rockets win, Kawhi-less Clippers crush Hawks NBA

Harden scores 49 points in Rockets win, Kawhi-less Clippers crush Hawks

James Harden led the Houston Rockets to their seventh successive win on Saturday, while Paul George starred for the Los Angeles Clippers.

From The42 'I thought I was terrible,' says NBA star of 33-point Clippers debut after rave review from coach Not Impressed This post contains videos

'I thought I was terrible,' says NBA star of 33-point Clippers debut after rave review from coach

Paul George feels his first appearance was far from ‘sensational’.

From The42 Clippers coach Doc Rivers ejected to delight of son, Rockets guard Austin NBA This post contains videos

Clippers coach Doc Rivers ejected to delight of son, Rockets guard Austin

Austin Rivers enjoyed seeing his father Doc Rivers ejected from Wednesday’s clash between the Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Clippers.

From The42 Struggling Warriors' injury crisis deepens as Damion Lee fractures hand

Struggling Warriors' injury crisis deepens as Damion Lee fractures hand

With Steph Curry requiring surgery and Klay Thompson still out, the Golden State Warriors will now be without guard Damion Lee.

From The42 Kawhi struggles against former team Raptors but Clippers find way to win NBA This post contains videos

Kawhi struggles against former team Raptors but Clippers find way to win

The Boston Celtics extended their unbeaten streak while NBA scoring leader James Harden netted 39 points for the Rockets.

From The42 Celtics go seven-in-a-row, Warriors lose and red-hot Harden sparks Rockets Winning Streak This post contains videos

Celtics go seven-in-a-row, Warriors lose and red-hot Harden sparks Rockets

The Boston Celtics have not lost since dropping their season opener.

From The42 LeBron's third straight triple-double helps Lakers to continue streak with 19-point comeback Sending A Message

LeBron's third straight triple-double helps Lakers to continue streak with 19-point comeback

LeBron James maintained his red-hot form as the Los Angeles Lakers extended their winning streak on Tuesday.

From The42 Philadelphia suffer first loss of season, while depleted Warriors claim first win at new arena NBA This post contains videos

Philadelphia suffer first loss of season, while depleted Warriors claim first win at new arena

Golden State were without Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and D’Angelo Russell last night.

From The42 LeBron's Lakers win fifth straight game, Kawhi leads Clippers Hoops

LeBron's Lakers win fifth straight game, Kawhi leads Clippers

James recorded his second successive triple-double courtesy of 21 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds.

From The42 Kawhi's Clippers upstage Warriors in Chase Center bow, Giannis and Bucks down Rockets New Digs

Kawhi's Clippers upstage Warriors in Chase Center bow, Giannis and Bucks down Rockets

The Warriors lost 141-122 in their first game away from Oracle Arena.

From The42 Kyrie Irving dazzles with 50 points in record-setting debut - but Nets lose in OT On Fire

Kyrie Irving dazzles with 50 points in record-setting debut - but Nets lose in OT

Minnesota Timberwolve came out on top as Irving’s big score wasn’t enough.

From The42 Kawhi's Clippers win battle of LA against LeBron and Lakers, Raptors open defence on a high It's Back Baby This post contains videos

Kawhi's Clippers win battle of LA against LeBron and Lakers, Raptors open defence on a high

The 2019-20 NBA season is officially underway after opening night.

From The42 Steph Curry 'not a Hall of Famer yet,' insists Jordan No Dice This post contains videos

Steph Curry 'not a Hall of Famer yet,' insists Jordan

The three-time NBA champion is not quite good enough yet according to the Chicago Bulls legend.

From The42 Young Pelicans star Zion Williamson out for up to eight weeks following knee surgery NBA

Young Pelicans star Zion Williamson out for up to eight weeks following knee surgery

The New Orleans Pelicans announced that Williamson, the first overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, had knee surgery on Monday.

From The42 New signing Kevin Durant expected to miss entire season for Brooklyn Nets Huge Blow

New signing Kevin Durant expected to miss entire season for Brooklyn Nets

The 10-time All-Star tore his Achilles in Game 5 of the NBA Finals in June.

From The42 Real Madrid in the NBA? Florentino Perez asks for Eastern Conference spot Hoop Dreams

Real Madrid in the NBA? Florentino Perez asks for Eastern Conference spot

Real Madrid’s basketball team have dominated the sport in Europe in recent years.

From The42 NBA star steers Australia to stunning first-ever win over world champions USA Huge Upset

NBA star steers Australia to stunning first-ever win over world champions USA

The hosts secured a four-point victory in Melbourne.

From The42 New Lakers signing Cousins suffers season-ending injury Boogie

New Lakers signing Cousins suffers season-ending injury

The Los Angeles Lakers will be without their new signing DeMarcus Cousins, who has torn his ACL.

From The42 Ireland overcome Britain in thriller to secure historic bronze medal Feat

Ireland overcome Britain in thriller to secure historic bronze medal

The result also means they earn promotion to Division A for their age group for 2020.

From The42 Disappointment as Ireland U20s fall to Bulgaria in Euro semi, but promotion still within reach Basketball

Disappointment as Ireland U20s fall to Bulgaria in Euro semi, but promotion still within reach

Ireland will face Team GB for a bronze medal and promotion to Division A for next summer.

From The42 Quick thinking sees Ireland U20 star pull off cheeky piece of skill Opportunistic This post contains videos

Quick thinking sees Ireland U20 star pull off cheeky piece of skill

There was a superb example of improvisation from Enya Maguire in last night’s win over Croatia.

From The42 Ireland U20s stun Croatia to reach FIBA European Championship semi-final Hoop Dreams This post contains videos

Ireland U20s stun Croatia to reach FIBA European Championship semi-final

The Ireland women’s team will take on Bulgaria in Saturday’s semi-final showdown.

From The42 LA new boys Kawhi and George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers Marquee Signings

LA new boys Kawhi and George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers

The superstar pair are looking to make their mark ahead of the new season.

From The42 Russell Westbrook reunites with Rockets star Harden in Houston Woj Bomb

Russell Westbrook reunites with Rockets star Harden in Houston

The NBA offseason gets even more dramatic.

From The42 Kawhi Leonard joins Clippers, reportedly opts for three-year deal California Dreamin'

Kawhi Leonard joins Clippers, reportedly opts for three-year deal

Both he and Paul George officially signed for the franchise on Wednesday.

From The42 Nets coach 'humbled' by All-Star signings as Durant and Irving confirm New York switch New Recruits

Nets coach 'humbled' by All-Star signings as Durant and Irving confirm New York switch

After the arrival of the superstar duo, Brooklyn’s head coach Kenny Atkinson is relishing the new season.