The NBA continues their advocacy for social justice by collaborating with the Holy See himself.
Title-contenders Spain produced a devastating late burst to seal a 67-60 victory over Italy and squeeze into the Basketball World Cup quarter-finals on Friday -- and take strongly fancied Serbia with them.
An Angola player aimed a vicious headbutt at an opponent as Italy thrashed the Africans 92-61 to all but reach round two of the Basketball World Cup on Monday.
Kawhi Leonard got booed in his return to San Antonio. It was a much different story for DeMar DeRozan in Toronto.
Russell Westbrook tallied 24 points and 10 rebounds and reserve guard Dennis Schroder scored all 10 points in the second half as the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the San Antonio Spurs 122-112 on Saturday.
Joel Embiid scored 23 points in his postseason debut as the Philadelphia 76ers crushed the Miami Heat 128-108 to grab a 2-1 lead in their first round playoff series.
Dwyane Wade rolled back the years with a vintage performance as the Miami Heat ended Philadelphia's 17-game winning streak to level their Eastern Conference playoff series on Monday.
The Philadelphia 76ers powered to a record-breaking 15th straight victory on Tuesday with a 121-113 defeat of the Atlanta Hawks to stay on course for third seed in the Eastern Conference standings.