Philippines, 19 Oct 2018
  Home >> News >> List of Articles >> Nicholai R. Roska

 
Search Boxer:
First Name
Last Name


BOXERS                         

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

FIGHT SCHEDULES        

FIGHT RESULTS            

NEWS                            

HOUSE NEWS                

FORUM                          

FIGHT GALLERIES        

TRAINERS                     

MANAGERS                    

PROMOTERS                  

BOXING GYMS               

RING CARD GIRLS        




 



Dong Secuya
Web Editor

Rene Bonsubre, Jr.
Contributing Editor

Homer D. Sayson
NBA Section Editor




Ronnie Nathanielsz

Rich Mazon

Eddie Alinea

Epifanio M. Almeda

Anthony Andales

Jason Aniel

Hesiquio Balderas

Sid Bañez

Brett Bonetti

Marlon Bernardino

Winchell Campos

Socrates Celestial

T. Chin-Te

Carlos Costa

Christopher Cruz

Rob Cruz

Jonathan Davis

Dr. Ed de la Vega

Lito delos Reyes

Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro

Edwin G. Espejo

Dennis U. Eroa

Ron Galarpe

Joaquin Henson

Oliver Iglesias

Dionis Jacobe

Ted Lerner

Salven Lagumbay

Reylan Loberternos

Mike Angel Lopez

Salvador Lopez

Joan Secuya-Medida

Ryan Medida

Rico Navarro

Rod Mijares

Manny Pacquiao

Gerry Peñalosa

Greg R. Penilla, M.D.

Gov. Manny Piñol

Dr. Allan Recto

Hermie Rivera

Emmanuel T. Rivera

Virgi T. Romano

Nicholai R. Roska

Maloney L. Samaco

Sev Sarmenta

Reynaldo Seno

Myron Sta. Ana

Atty. Danrex Joseph V. Tapdasan

Recah Trinidad

Reni M. Valenzuela

Mark F. Villanueva




 
List of Articles by Nicholai R. Roska



NBA All-Star Saturday -- Mitchell wins dunk tilt, Booker is 3-point king

By Nicholai R. Roska
PhilBoxing.com
18 Feb 2018



Los Angeles -- ​Utah Jazz rookie ​Mitchell Donovan was crowned slam dunk champion in the signature event of the NBA All-Star Saturday at the Staples Center.​ ​

​The 6-foot-3, 211-pound Donovan beat 6-foot-11 forward Larry Nance Jr of the Cleveland Cavaliers in the final round, 98-96. In his final dunk, which netted 48 from the panel of five judges that included dunk master Julius Erving, Mitchell paid homage to the great Vince Carter by doing a ​360-degree spin dunk.

​"I wanted this so badly. This is one of my favorite events of All-Star weekend. To not only be in it, but to win it, it's crazy," Mitchell told NBA-TV's Dennis Scott during an on-court interview shortly after winning the dunk diadem.​

​Despite losing in the final round, Nance Jr., whose father Larry Nance Sr won the inaugural slam dunk championships in 1984, acquitted himself well with an original double alley-oop dunk that garnered him a perfect mark of 50. His other dunk, however, a windmill slam off the baseline only got a 46.​

Victor Oladipo ​of the Indiana Pacers and ​Dallas Mavericks rookie Dennis Smith Jr. were the two other competitors in the slam dunk competition.

In the 3-point shooting contest, Devin Booker ​of the Phoenix Suns took home the hardware by beating 2016 champion Klay Thompson with a record-setting 28 points in the final round. Thompson held the previous record of 27 points two years ago while Stephy Curry also scored 27 in 2015.​

"It feels really good. I wanted to go out there and make a name for myself," said Booker, who scored 70 points against the Boston Celtics last March 2017, doing so as the youngest ever.

​Tobias Harris of the Los Angeles Clippers finished third. Last year's 3-point champion, Eric Gordon of the Houston Rockets, did not make the final round. Paul George of the OKC Thunder also did not make the cut.

In the Skills Challenge that opened up Saturday night's hoopla, ​Spencer Dinwiddie​ of the Brooklyn Nets​ defeated rookie Lauri Markannen in the final round to win the title.


Back to Nicholai R. Roska's Articles Listing



Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • Manny Pacquiao gears up for lucrative fight against Adrien Broner
    By Leo Reyes, 18 Oct 2018
  • PETALCORIN IN BEST SHAPE FOR OCT. 29 TITLE FIGHT
    By , 18 Oct 2018
  • Floyd Mayweather Says He'll Rematch Conor McGregor After Khabib Fight
    By , 18 Oct 2018
  • Magnolia eyes magic 8 win in pivotal date with Meralco
    By Eddie Alinea, 18 Oct 2018
  • What drives Donaire in title race
    By Joaquin Henson, 18 Oct 2018
  • CANELO ALVAREZ VS. ROCKY FIELDING NEW YORK CITY PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES & PHOTOS
    By , 18 Oct 2018
  • JASON QUIGLEY VS. FREDDY HERNANDEZ OFFICIAL WEIGHTS
    By , 18 Oct 2018
  • Vegas Workout Notes & Quotes: Ryota Murata and Rob Brant Ready for Middleweight Title Showdown
    By , 18 Oct 2018
  • After Homecoming win, Heavyweight Contender Andrey Fedosov eyeing big fights
    By , 18 Oct 2018
  • PH Team vies in 1st Pattaya Open Youth Chess Championship
    By Marlon Bernardino, 18 Oct 2018
  • Bangon Cordillera: Martin Defends WBA Asia Belt Against Korean Striker Oct 27 in Ifugao
    By Carlos Costa, 18 Oct 2018
  • Royal Storm Brewing: Isaac Dogboe to Defend 122-Pound Title December 8 in New York City
    By , 18 Oct 2018
  • Canelo Alvarez Wants Floyd Mayweather Rematch, Stop Hurting Boxing!
    By , 18 Oct 2018
  • SATURDAY CES CARD FROM THE FAMED FOX THEATER FEATURED ON FIGHTNIGHT LIVE
    By , 18 Oct 2018
  • Meet the World Bare Knuckle Fighting Federation announcing team for its Inaugural PPV card "Rise of the Titans"
    By , 18 Oct 2018
  • NBA -- 2018-19 season opens with a bang. Celtics, Warriors flex muscles
    By Homer D. Sayson, 18 Oct 2018
  • NBA Preview: Depleted Spurs Test Shaky Timberwolves Core
    By Reylan Loberternos, 18 Oct 2018
  • CANELO ALVAREZ & GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS SIGN HISTORIC FIVE-YEAR PARTNERSHIP WITH GLOBAL SPORTS STREAMING LEADER DAZN
    By , 18 Oct 2018
  • Filipino Abdulhamid Set to Rumble Aussie Camilleri for WBC Asian 147 Belt in Australia
    By Carlos Costa, 17 Oct 2018
  • Can this be the Rockets’ season, finally?
    By Eddie Alinea, 17 Oct 2018





  •  




     
    PhilBoxing.com has been created to support every aspiring
    Filipino boxer and the Philippine boxing scene in general.
    Please send comments to feedback@philboxing.com


    PRIVATE POLICY | LEGAL DISCLAIMER
    developed and maintained by dong secuya
    © 2018 philboxing.com.