Philippines, 23 Jul 2019
  Home >> News

 
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




 
News  


NBA -- Kings in familar road struggle, lose to Pistons, 103-97


PhilBoxing.com




Sacramento - Riding on their back-to-back wins against the Eastern Conference pace-setter, New York Knicks, and the 2008 NBA Champs Boston Celtics, the Sacramento Kings came off a good start only to bow down to the Detroit Pistons 97-103 in The Palace in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

The Kings who has been superb at 10-7 at home, were seeking to improve on their lowly 1-12 record on the road. However, they seem to play up only to the level of their opponents as they were not impressive at all agains the Pistons who, just like the Kings, are in the bottom 4 teams of their respective conferences.

Waxing hot early, making all but one of their 6 attempts from downtown while forcing key stops and defensive rebounds in the first quarter, the Kings led 20-12 and were apparently en route to cruise to another victory. However, the Pistons held their own, forcing the visitors to turnover the ball 7 times resulting in easy baskets on their end to force a 28-27 first period lead.

Austin Daye, who made 13 points off the bench for the Pistons, made a triple and then another three point play on the next ball possession on a foul from Aaron Brooks, opening up a 35-29 Pistons advantage, 2:01 into the second quarter. Then 6'11" Charlie Villanueva took over the scoring duties, sniping three shots from three-point distance before getting ejected towards the end of the half, following his flagrant foul on the driving Isaiah Thomas with the hosts up 58-48.

Sacramento, who badly missed the scoring services of Tyreke Evans and Marcus Thornton, the latter after spraining his right ankle during the third quarter of their game against the Celtics, couldn't just match the firepower of the Pistons going into the second half of the game, who had Brandon Knight combining with Greg Monroe and veteran Tayshaun Prince to create an 80-65 bubble with 1:01 remaining in the penultimate period.

Unable to get things going from his starters, other than center DeMarcus Cousins, Kings Coach Keith Smart dug deep and brought in his second crew. His gamble nearly paid off as sweet-shooting Jimmer Fredette, Aaron Brooks, and seldom used Travis Outlaw took over the game to put the Kings within a point at 93-94 before eventually succumbing to the Pistons for the final count.

Knight top-scored for the Pistons with 20 points. Monroe added 18.

Cousins led the Kings with 21 markers and 14 rebounds, but his single-handed efforts early on came evidently short. Meanwhile, the Kings will continue trying to break their losing spell on the road against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Toronto Raptors, and then the Brooklyn Nets. (AMJR)


Click here to view a list of other articles written by Alberto G. Montefalcon, Jr..


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • USA Boxing's Pan American Games Team Departs for Lima, Peru Today
    By , Tue, 23 Jul 2019
  • Thurman concedes defeat, eats humble pie
    By Joaquin Henson, Mon, 22 Jul 2019
  • Buboy suspects broken rib
    By Joaquin Henson, Mon, 22 Jul 2019
  • Pacquiao wins ‘The War of Two Kings’ against Thurman
    By Rich Mazon , Mon, 22 Jul 2019
  • PACQUIAO VS. THURMAN FACTS AND FIGURES PART III: MANNY WINS BY SPLIT DECISION
    By Maloney L. Samaco, Mon, 22 Jul 2019
  • PACQUIAO WATCH: There is no stopping Manny
    By Edwin G. Espejo, Sun, 21 Jul 2019
  • PACQUIAO HUMBLES THURMAN; LOOKS FORWARD TO FIGHT SPENCE-PORTER WINNER
    By , Sun, 21 Jul 2019
  • Pacquiao Decisions Thurman in a Thriller
    By , Sun, 21 Jul 2019
  • Pacquiao Banks on Explosive Start to Beat Thurman Via Split Decision!
    By Reylan Loberternos, Sun, 21 Jul 2019
  • Pacquiao-Thurman co-main event: Ugas dominates Figueroa
    By Rich Mazon , Sun, 21 Jul 2019
  • Pacquiao- Thurman PPV undercard: Lipinets stops Inson
    By Rich Mazon , Sun, 21 Jul 2019
  • LIPINETS KNOCKS OUT INSON IN SECOND ROUND
    By Ed de la Vega, DDS, Sun, 21 Jul 2019
  • Pacquiao-Thurman PPV undercard: Nery KOs Payano
    By Rich Mazon , Sun, 21 Jul 2019
  • Plant crushes Lee to retain title
    By Rich Mazon , Sun, 21 Jul 2019
  • DATO, LIBRANZA WIN ON PACQUIAO-THURMAN UNDERCARD
    By Ed de la Vega, DDS, Sun, 21 Jul 2019
  • LET THE FIGHT BEGINS
    By , Sun, 21 Jul 2019
  • It’s 50-50, says Donaire
    By Joaquin Henson, Sun, 21 Jul 2019
  • Right hook could lead to Thurman’s undoing
    By Joaquin Henson, Sun, 21 Jul 2019
  • It's "All-Time" 🆚 "One Time" TONIGHT — Here's how to watch
    By , Sun, 21 Jul 2019
  • PACQUIAO VS. THURMAN FACTS AND FIGURES PART II
    By Maloney L. Samaco, Sun, 21 Jul 2019
  • August 31: Lomachenko-Campbell Set for London Showdown at The O2 LIVE and Exclusive on ESPN+
    By , Sun, 21 Jul 2019
  • Weights from Atlantic City
    By , Sun, 21 Jul 2019
  • Cleveland welterweight Delante
    By , Sun, 21 Jul 2019
  • Why Morales, Barrera root for Pacquiao over unbeaten Keith Thurman
    By Leo Reyes, Sat, 20 Jul 2019


  •  




     
    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
    © 2019 philboxing.com.