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Nets shock NBA champion Bucks, Morant dazzles in Grizzlies win

Kyrie Irving returned from a two-week absence to score a season-high 38 points and lead the Brooklyn Nets to a nail-biting 126-123 win over the NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks on Feb. 26.

Irving's decision not to be vaccinated against COVID-19 means he cannot play home games because of New York's vaccine mandate. But he showed no sign of rust against the Bucks.

NBA player Goran Dragić signs with Brooklyn Nets

New York – Goran Dragić, widely regarded as one of Slovenia’s best basketball players ever, has signed a new contract until the end of this season and will move to the Brooklyn Nets, said the BDA Sports International management agency. At the age of 35, this will be Dragić’s fifth team in the NBA.

Dončić erupts for career-high 51 points, 28 in single quarter

Dallas – Slovenian NBA star Luka Dončić scored 51 points, his career-high, as the Dallas Mavericks defeated the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday night. He erupted already at the start of the game, scoring 28 points in the first quarter alone in what is the record of this NBA season.

Ski jumpers, basketball team, Lampič, Ozmec win top sports prizes

Brdo pri Kranju – The Slovenian women’s ski jumping team, men’s basketball team, cross-country skier Anamarija Lampič and former para athlete and sports official Peter Ozmec are the recipients of the 2021 Bloudek Prizes, the highest national awards for current and lifetime achievements in sports.

Adem Bona chooses UCLA Bruins to shoot hoops 

Turkish basketball player Adem Bona announced on Nov. 1 that he will be joining NCAA's UCLA Bruins instead of the Kentucky Wildcats.

In an interview with NBA insider Shams Charania, Bona, the 5-star prospect and a player among the top 25-30 players in the country as determined by scouts and analysts, said he will join the UCLA squad next year.