Philippines, 24 Sep 2018
  Home >> News >> List of Articles >> Eddie Alinea

 
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 Eddie Alinea


 

Curry shows way in NBA Finals MVP race

By Eddie Alinea
PhilBoxing.com
06 Jun 2018



The third quarter of Game 2 of the ongoing NBA Finals between Golden State and Cleveland last Sunday ended with Warriors guard Stephen Curry landing into the Cavaliers bench after missing a buzzer-beating 3-point attempt from he corner.

Curry nearly stepped on the extended legs of Kendrick Perkins, a 6-foot-10 big man of the Cavs. A verbal altercation ensued between the two before the former’s teammates LeBron James and Tristan Thompson separated them.

Perkins, wearing a suit, was glued on his seat and made no effort to get out of Curry’s way as the Warriors star tried to maintain his balance while stepping backward, Dan Feldman of NBC Sports reported.

That not only irked the smaller 6-3 Curry but, likewise, fired the fleet-footed Warrior sentinel up who responded by sinking five of his evening high nine three-pointers in the payoff fourth quarter, in the process eclipsing the previous NBA Finals record held by Ray Allen of the Boston Celtics since 2010.

Curry went on to produce a game high 33 points and near double figure assists and rebounds and emerged the top candidate for what could be his first Finals MVP award.

He not only put Allen’s eight-year standard to the dustbin, Curry, too, set the all-time record for 3-pointers in the NBA Finals (90).

Warriors' defense specialist Andre Iguodala, meanwhile, told USA Today’s Kyle Trrada during the NBA Finals media day at Oracle Arena that he had completed an individual workout pain-free on Saturday and is close to being cleared to return for the NBA Finals.

It was unclear, however, whether Iguodala can join Golden State's active roster in time for Game 3 at Cleveland on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila).

Curry’s first Finals MVP has not been secured though. Not until the smoke of battle as to who would be crowned the 2018 NBA champion is settled. Teammates Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson have been playing well, too, and are in striking distance. Draymond Green might also be if we properly valued defense.

But Curry has the narrative, actual production, highlight moments and even trash-talking spirit on his side so far.

LeBron, now second-running with 85 3-pointers, is also still playing in the Finals, although it’s hard to imagine him retaking the record considering that Curry is a far more prolific outside shooter.

Curry has been the Warriors’ best player, leading them in points and assists in both Games 1 and 2. More importantly, Curry has helped Golden State take a 2-0 series lead, and it’s extremely unlikely voters would honor a losing player.

Going back to the Perkins’ dangerous Ggame 2 third quarter ending play, ESPN reported on Monday that Warriors players were not happy with what happened.

No players were quoted, but the sentiment is clear -- it was a dangerous play by although Curry himself declined to feed the flames of the encounter in the media, sying: “I’m not going to get into it. No comment.”


Back to Eddie Alinea's Articles Listing



Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • Filipino Natuplag, Zheng Li, Yuya Nakamura, Tursunboev Score Knock Out Wins in Bangkok, Thailand
    By Carlos Costa, 24 Sep 2018
  • NBA NEWS: Seven teams interested in Jimmy Butler
    By Eddie Alinea, 24 Sep 2018
  • Logan Paul On Sage Northcutt Fight, 'I'd Have to Train My Ass Off'
    By , 24 Sep 2018
  • IM Oliver Dimakiling wins 2018 Diyandi Festival Open Chess Tournament
    By Marlon Bernardino, 24 Sep 2018
  • SPORTS TRIVIA: FIRST MAYWEATHER-PACQUIAO FAILURE IS THE RING EVENT OF THE YEAR 2010
    By Maloney L. Samaco, 24 Sep 2018
  • Selina Barrios Retains NABF Lightweight Title with Dominating Unanimous Decision Over Patricia Juarez
    By , 23 Sep 2018
  • Irving knows how to beat the Warriors
    By Eddie Alinea, 23 Sep 2018
  • Asia's First GM Eugene Torre will hold a 20 boards simul chess in Gumaca, Quezon
    By Marlon Bernardino, 23 Sep 2018
  • WBC # 1 Light Flyweight Jonathan Taconing Dominates Vince Paras, Retains WBC Int'l Strap in Manila, Philippines
    By Carlos Costa, 23 Sep 2018
  • MID-AUTUMN MAJOR LEAGUE BOXING
    By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., 23 Sep 2018
  • Ruben Villa Returns as Headliner from Salinas Storm House Saturday, Oct. 13
    By , 23 Sep 2018
  • OUTSIDE LOOKING IN: No way Pacquiao-Mayweather II will happen this year
    By Eddie Alinea, 22 Sep 2018
  • O’SHAQUIE FOSTER UPSETS PREVIOUSLY UNBEATEN JON FERNANDEZ WITH UNANIMOUS DECISION IN MAIN EVENT OF SHOBOX: THE NEW GENERATION FRIDAY ON SHOWTIME®
    By , 22 Sep 2018
  • Paez spearheads 2nd Chooks to Go National Rapid Chess Championships tournament entries
    By Marlon Bernardino, 22 Sep 2018
  • ‘ROAR OF SINGAPORE V - KINGS OF LION CITY’ ON SEPTEMBER 29, TO TEST THE METTLE OF THE 3 RISING FACES OF ASEAN BOXING - MICHAEL DASMARINAS, RIDHWAN AND KENG FAI
    By , 22 Sep 2018
  • Weights from Corpus Christi TX - Selina Barrios 133.5 vs. Patricia Juarez 134
    By , 22 Sep 2018
  • TACONING DEFENDS WBC CROWN TONIGHT AT ELORDES
    By , 22 Sep 2018
  • Wesley Ferrer Ready For National Television Debut Tonight On ShoBox: The New Generation Live On SHOWTIME®
    By , 22 Sep 2018
  • In The Rage…… Rubenilton Pereira
    By , 22 Sep 2018
  • "Jaw Breaker" Noynay, Al Toyogon Victorious and Ready for Tougher Battles (PHOTOS)
    By Carlos Costa, 22 Sep 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.