Latest Basketball News (Week 1 May 2018)

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Michigan State in the race for South Carolina guard Josiah James

Michigan State is the latest in a long line of contenders who want to secure the services of South Carolina’s five star point guard Josiah James. The market was already crowded to begin with and with the entry of the Spartans it is well and truly jam packed. But the Spartans have one trump card in their hand and that might make all the difference in this case. Josiah James’s father used to be a student at Michigan State and the college being his father’s alma mater might just be incentive enough to push James into signing for the Spartans. They Spartans have been following Josiah’s game for a while now and they have only recently put in their offer after Tom Izzo witnessed his playing prowess on court at an AAU tournament in Atlanta. James is rated No. 18 on the 247 sports composite list and has averaged a 10.4 points and 6 assists per game on his way to Gaud School, South Carolina’s third state championship of the season.

Celtics up against 76ers after Milwaukee rout

The Boston Celtics are on a roll here with the routing of what seemed like a grossly one sided match up against the Milwaukee Bucks. The Bucks never knew what hit them with Terry Rozier and Al Horford each scoring a whooping 26 points on road to their 112-96 win for the Boston Celtics in the second round of NBA Eastern Conference play offs. This was the Boston Celtics’s fourth win their home court with them winning all of their seven games in the Easter Conference. They are now all set to face the Philadelphia 76ers in the next round. Jayson Tatum also contributed with 20 points on board in the Celtic win.

LeBron James makes record postseason steals

LeBron James cannot stop himself from making records and the latest in line is the leaderboard for the most number of postseason steals. On Sunday veteran Cavaliers small forward LeBron James took the record for the most number of postseason steals in the Game no. 7 of the Cavaliers first round battle of with the Indiana Pacers. He got past Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen the former postseason steals record holder in the second quarter. He now has a humongous total of 399 postseason steals after Sunday’s victory. Pippen had 395 steals in 208 games and albeit James took more time and games to reach the mark with him breaking the record in his 237th professional game yet the record stands. The second among active players on the list is Manu Ginobili and he is light years away from James with a score of 292.

 

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