Philippines, 26 May 2017
  Home >> News >> List of Articles >> Reylan Loberternos

 
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 Reylan Loberternos



NBA -- Spurs expose Warriors in 129-100 smackdown

By Reylan Loberternos
PhilBoxing.com
27 Oct 2016

FOLSOM, C​alifornia - When four-time scoring champion and former league MVP Kevin Durant opted to join the 73-9 Golden State Warriors last summer, the basketball world was quick to dub them as a ​"​super​" ​team that would just run over every opponent they face.

​But b​ack-to-back Defensive Player of the Year awardee Kawhi Leonard and ​the ​ San Antonio Spurs​ ​​stunned the Warriors with a ​129-100 drubbing on opening night at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California​.​

Leonard was superb on both ​ends​ of the court with a career high 35 points to go along with 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 5 steals and a perfect 15-for-15 from the charity stripe. LaMarcus Aldridge complemented Kawhi's great performance with a huge double-double​ -- ​26 points and ​14 boards​.​​ But the biggest surprise of the night was ​Spurs ​sophomore guard Jonathon Simmons​ who exploded ​ for 20 points​, ​ outscoring Durant 15 to 14 at the half.

Durant paced the Warriors with 27 points on an 11 of 18 field goal shooting. Versatile big man Draymond Green was his usual self, stuffing the stat​s​ sheet with 18 points, 12 rebounds, 6 assists, 5 steals and 1 block. Reigning back-to-back MVP Steph Curry chipped in 26 points and shot 3 for 10 from behind the arc, but his 'splash brother' Klay Thompson was however a huge disappointment with only 11 points​.​

The Spurs bench outscored their counterparts 54​-​16​, a whopping 38-point​ margin. ​

These Warriors are top-heavy, and the loss of reliable key players ​such as ​Andrew Bogut, Marreese Speights, Harrison Barnes, Festus Ezeli, Leandro Barbosa, and Brandon Rush to accommodate the entry of Kevin Durant has definitely altered the depth and chemistry of the team.

The Spurs may have lost a legend in Tim Duncan to retirement, but the key guys are back. There is continuity and it definitely manifested in this monumental upset of a game.

Apart from newcomer Pau Gasol, who only scored 2 points in 18 minutes of play, looking lost at times on the defensive end, the rest of the Spurs were clicking on all cylinders. They outrebounded the Warriors by 20, which resulted to 12 more field goal attempts and 8 more free throws.

This is only the first game of the season. There are 81 more regular season games to go for both teams. The Spurs were in mid-season form, not discounting the fact that they didn't even have starting shooting guard Danny Green, who is currently sidelined due to a quad injury. The Warriors are still expected to win a bunch of games... but they have to address the big man issue really quick if they are to go deep into the playoffs, let alone win the championship. They need rim protection and rebounding. The Spurs were killing them with easy and/or uncontested layups and offensive put-backs all night. Good for them they still have the entire regular season minus one game to try to address these issues. As for the Spurs, head coach Gregg Popovich would still want his team to fly under the radar, as always... but that would be much tougher now that the world has taken notice.

Comments are highly appreciated. You may email them to reylanloberternos@yahoo.com.ph
Follow me on twitter @reylan_l


Back to Reylan Loberternos's Articles Listing



Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • ELITE MINDANAO PROSPECTS TO INVADE CEBU ON JUNE 10
    By Dong Secuya, 25 May 2017
  • ROACH, FORTUNE: "NO REASON TO WORRY"
    By Eddie Alinea of Spin.ph, 25 May 2017
  • Milendo-Yaegashi IBF world title fight on ABS-CBN S+A
    By , 25 May 2017
  • UFC's Angela Magana Says She's Suing Cris 'Cyborg' Justino Over Punch Incident (VIDEO)
    By , 25 May 2017
  • ROACH SAYS HORN IS DANGEROUS AND PACQUIAO IS WAY BEHIND IN TRAINING
    By Maloney L. Samaco, 25 May 2017
  • The Past Week in Action 24 May 2017 - Part II
    By Eric Armit, 25 May 2017
  • The Past Week in Action 24 May 2017 - Part I
    By Eric Armit, 25 May 2017
  • IBF WELTERWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION KELL BROOK AND MANDATORY CHALLENGER ERROL SPENCE JR. MEDIA WORKOUT QUOTES
    By , 25 May 2017
  • Gennady Golovkin Receives the IBF's Highest Honor
    By , 25 May 2017
  • Lewkowicz Congratulates 'Pilon' Lara for Smashing KO of Briones
    By , 25 May 2017
  • 2017 NBA Playoffs -- Cavs seize Game 4, take commanding 3-1 lead over reeling Celtics (PHOTOS)
    By Andrew Schroeder, 25 May 2017
  • FOUR-DIVISION WORLD CHAMPION MIGUEL COTTO TO BATTLE FOR VACANT WBO WORLD JUNIOR MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP AGAINST YOSHIHIRO KAMEGAI
    By , 25 May 2017
  • MELINDO-PETALCORIN BOUT COULD TAKE PLACE IN MELBOURNE
    By Peter Maniatis, 25 May 2017
  • HEAVYWEIGHT SHOWDOWN ENE-PURCELL VS RAYMENT LOCKED IN FOR JULY 22
    By , 25 May 2017
  • Conor McGregor Ditches MMA Training To Focus On Boxing Floyd Mayweather
    By , 25 May 2017
  • Budding star Irvin Gonzalez Starting to make waves in Super featherweight division
    By , 25 May 2017
  • MAGSAYO BANNERS 'PINOY PRIDE 41' AGAINST NICARAGUA'S 'EL GENERAL' DIAZ
    By Dong Secuya, 24 May 2017
  • Now shines Milan Melindo, the late-maturing star
    By Recah Trinidad, 24 May 2017
  • CURRENT & FORMER WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPIONS WEIGH-IN ON KELL BROOK vs. ERROL SPENCE IBF 147-POUND WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP THIS SATURDAY LIVE ON SHOWTIME®
    By , 24 May 2017
  • "Brave Warriors In Action" PPV to air Saturday live from Mexico
    By , 24 May 2017





  •  




     
    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
    © 2017 philboxing.com.