Kawhi Leonard made his long awaited return from injury but could not stop San Antonio from an upset defeat in Dallas on Tuesday night as LeBron James led the Cleveland Cavaliers to a ninth straight win. Leonard, who missed the first 27 games of the season due to a thigh muscle injury, made an impressive cameo in his 15 minutes on court, scoring 13 points and pulling down six rebounds.
The Boston Celtics notched a satisfying win in Detroit on Sunday, handing the slumping Pistons their sixth straight NBA defeat just two weeks after losing to them in Boston.
Russell Westbrook bagged a second consecutive triple double as the Oklahoma City Thunder staged a late rally to sink the Utah Jazz on Tuesday. Westbrook, who had guided the Thunder to a victory over San Antonio on Sunday with his seventh triple of the season, bagged his eighth of the campaign in a 100-94 win at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
Former champions Ulinzi Warriors showed intentions to reclaim the Kenya Basketball Federation league as they staged a good show in the national play-offs last weekend.
And unlucky Zetech University falter in play-offs at home.
Zetech University scrapped a half-basket win as they edged out University of Nairobi Terror 44-43 in the Kenya Basketball Federation men’s Division One League at Upper Hill School at the weekend.
Zetech teams had mixed results in the Kenya Basketball Federation (KBF) leagues staged in Nairobi over the weekend.
Connie Hawkins, a Basketball Hall of Fame forward who starred for the Harlem Globetrotters as well as the NBA Phoenix Suns, has died aged 75, the Suns announced on Saturday.
Nakuru Club narrowly defeated Nazarene University 46-43 to win their penultimate Kenya Basketball Federation National Division One League match ahead of the play-offs at Upper Hill School in Nairobi over the weekend.