Philippines, 26 Feb 2018
  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 -- Fans pack United Center for Lakers visit


PhilBoxing.com




CHICAGO -- The biting cold that continues to blanket this city didn't hold back diehard Chicago Bulls fans from coming to the United Center Monday night when the star-studded Los Angeles Lakers came for their annual regular season visit.

Packed to the rafters, a total of 22,550 fans trooped to the arena to rally behind their beloved Bulls while taking a glimpse of the iconic Lakers.

Megastar Kobe Bryant led the rock star Lakers, much to the delight of a huge chunk of Lakers fans who bravely invaded the United Center wearing their team's familiar purple and gold ensemble. Also on hand were two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash, versatile Spaniard Pau Gasol, big man Dwight Howard and Metta World Peace, formerly Ron Artest, who spent his first three years in the NBA playing for the Bulls.

Unfortunately, Kobe didn't have his A-game and the Lakers fell to the defensively-tough hometown Bulls, 95-83. Bryant only had 16 points in 41 minutes on the floor but the five-time world champion also had four rebounds, five assists and three trnovers.

Already playing without ace Derrick Rose, who continues to recover from a torn ACL, the Bulls got further depleted when all-purpose forward Luol Deng did not suit up due to a right hamstring injury.

But veteran Kirk Hinrich ably went to the rescue and scored 22 points with eight assists. Hinrich, who was reacquired by the Bulls from the Atlanta Hawks this past offseason, made nine of 11 shots and grabbed seven rebounds.

In a tighly-fought contest that was tied at 75 with only 7:28 left to play in the fourth quarter, home court proved to be a decisive edge as the Bulls, buoyed by their cheering faithful, went on a 20-8 run to dispose the once-mighty Lakers.

According to ESPN.com the Chicago Bulls rank No.1 in the NBA in home attendance this season, averaging 21,751 fans per game at the United Center.

Since the Bulls didn't reach 100 points, ticket holders didn't go home with a free Big Mac courtesy of fastfood giant McDonalds. But with the season halfway through and the playoffs within sight, the important win against a proven nemesis tasted much better. (MM)

Photo: Bulls Center Joakim Noah only had six points against the Lakers, but the 6-foot-11 big man grabbed 13 rebounds.


Click here to view a list of other articles written by Maria Macatangay.


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • CANELO, GGG PROMISE NOT TO LEAVE REMATCH IN JUDGES' HANDS
    By , Mon, 26 Feb 2018
  • Osnel Charles Stops Laquan Lewis In Impressive Fashion
    By , Mon, 26 Feb 2018
  • BAGO CITY SWEEPS VISAYAS QUARTER FINALS IN PSC-PACQUIAO AMATEUR BOXING CUP
    By Lito delos Reyes, Mon, 26 Feb 2018
  • UFC's Brendan Schaub: Floyd's Done But 'I Guarantee' Conor Fights Nate Again
    By , Mon, 26 Feb 2018
  • BONSUBRE: A SUPERFLY FUTURE FOR NIETES?
    By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Sun, 25 Feb 2018
  • PSC-PACQUIAO AMATEUR BOXING CUP QUARTERFINALS IN NAGA CITY
    By Maloney L. Samaco, Sun, 25 Feb 2018
  • NIETES VALIDATES HIS PLACE AMONGST THE GREATEST FLYWEIGHTS
    By Ed de la Vega, DDS, Sun, 25 Feb 2018
  • BLOODIED VILORIA LOSES TO DALAKIAN
    By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Sun, 25 Feb 2018
  • PHOTOS: SOR RUNGVISAI RETAINS TITLE WITH MAJORITY DECISION WIN OVER ESTRADA
    By Dong Secuya, Sun, 25 Feb 2018
  • PHOTOS: NIETES STOPS REVECO IN 7TH
    By Dong Secuya, Sun, 25 Feb 2018
  • DALAKIAN OUTSMARTS VILORIA FOR WIDE UD VICTORY (PHOTOS)
    By Dong Secuya, Sun, 25 Feb 2018
  • SUPERFLY 2: EARLY RESULTS FROM INGLEWOOD (PHOTOS)
    By Dong Secuya, Sun, 25 Feb 2018
  • Viloria, Nietes ready for battle
    By Joaquin Henson, Sun, 25 Feb 2018
  • OUTSIDE LOOKING IN: The PBA reaches out of the Big City
    By Eddie Alinea, Sun, 25 Feb 2018
  • SUPERFLY 2 IS NIETES' BIGGEST FIGHT
    By Maloney L. Samaco, Sat, 24 Feb 2018
  • PHOTOS: PACQUIAO OPENS UP CAVRAA MEET
    By , Sat, 24 Feb 2018
  • WBSS Semifinals finale Super Middleweights in Germany: Callum Smith vs. Nieky Holzken
    By , Sat, 24 Feb 2018
  • Dana White: Conor vs. Floyd UFC Fight Is More Likely Than Conor vs. Nate 3
    By , Sat, 24 Feb 2018
  • SANMAN’S ABDULHAMID BATTLES BALLA IN AUSTRALIA MARCH 11
    By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Sat, 24 Feb 2018
  • “MAGIC” MIKE PLANIA WILL MAKE HIS US DEBUT ON MARCH 16
    By , Sat, 24 Feb 2018
  • PEREZ DECISIONS GONZALES IN INDIO
    By Lito delos Reyes, Sat, 24 Feb 2018
  • REVECO HAD SOME WEIGHT ISSUES
    By Ed de la Vega, DDS, Sat, 24 Feb 2018
  • Damir Ismagulov & Movsar Evloev retain M-1 Challenge titles
    By , Sat, 24 Feb 2018
  • Weights from Atlantic City
    By , Sat, 24 Feb 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.