Philippines, 24 Mar 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 - Dig this: Are the Clippers the new kings of L.A.?


PhilBoxing.com




LOS ANGELES -- When the Los Angeless Lakers officially retired his No. 34 jersey last April 2 at the Staples Center, Shaquille O'Neal barked an old, familiar refrain: "Can you diiiiig it????!!

Many felt nostalgic about Shaq's exploits which helped the Lakers won an NBA three-peat from 2000 to 2002.

But times are currently rough for these Lakers, 16-time NBA champions and the undisputed kings of Los Angeles. This season they were swept in all four regular season games by crosstown rivals the L.A. Clippers. What a difference a season makes.

With five games left in the regular season schedule and their playoffs hopes still hanging in the balance, the Lakers took a devastating blow Sunday afternoon, when the Clippers beat them 109-95 at the Staples Center.

The victory gave the Clippers the Pacific Division title, their first in the 42-year history of the franchise.

Known as Lob City for their exciting play above the rim, the Clippers have shown the spunk and electricity reminiscent of the Showtime Lakers of Magic Johnson.

Blake Griffin's power dunks make fans get up on their seats and celebrate. Chris Paul's teardrop is a sight to behold. Paul is one of the best guards in the NBA today, averaging 9.6 assists per game and lending court generalship to a hungry bunch of guys on a mission.

The playoffs don't start until April 20 and the seedings remain undetermined. The Clips are vying for a No. 4 finish with the aim of having homecourt advantage in the opening round possibly against the Memphis Grizzlies, who are at No. 5,

Make no mistake, these Clippers are no longer the butt of jokes in the NBA. Big Man DeAndre Jordan is a wall of defense and a threat on offense. Willie Green is heating up beyond the 3-point arc, shooting 41.8 percent from long distance.

In contrast, the slipping Lakers are hounded by injuries and struggling to find cohesion. Steve Nash is nursing a hamstring injury and might suit up in the next game against New Orleans on April 9. Back-up guard Steve Blake agreed with Kobe Bryant. "They (Clippers) are a good team, no doubt about it. They are a tough team to beat for everybody."

The Lakers, in a neck-and-neck battle with the Utah Jazz for the last playoff spot, travel to Portland on April 10 before hosting the Golden State Warriors, the San Antonio Spurs and the Houston Rockets.

Utah, which beat Golden State Sunday night, face Oklahoma next and then Minnesota twice before finishing their schedule on the road against Memphis.

Sweeping the Lakers in all their last four meetings this season has been a dream-come-true for the once struggling franchise which used to see empty seats and rafters. That was only a few years back.

Caron Butler, Jamal Crawford, Ronnie Turiaf and Eric Bledsoe gaining are now more confident than ever, and the Clippers are playing to a packed Staples Center every night.

Funny how things change with time. Can you dig it? (SD)


Click here to view a list of other articles written by Shelley Dano.


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • BERNALDEZ, ABDULHAMID SCORE SEPARATE WINS
    By , Sun, 24 Mar 2019
  • PULEV RECOVERS FROM A NASTY CUT TO STOP DINU IN 7
    By Dong Secuya, Sun, 24 Mar 2019
  • JESSIE MAGDALENO DECISIONS RICO RAMOS, WINS NABF FEATHER TITLE
    By , Sun, 24 Mar 2019
  • UNDERCARD RESULTS FROM COSTA MESA, CA (PHOTOS)
    By , Sun, 24 Mar 2019
  • Adrien Broner Turned Away at the Door of Miami Nightclub
    By , Sun, 24 Mar 2019
  • Undefeated Fighters Erick DeLeon and Eric Puente in Action Tonight in Costa Mesa, California
    By , Sat, 23 Mar 2019
  • TMZ SPORTS EXCLUSIVE: Mike Tyson Says Conor McGregor Needs to Focus on Fights, Not UFC Ownership
    By , Sat, 23 Mar 2019
  • BRANDEN PIZARRO TO TAKE ON TRE'SEAN WIGGINS IN CO-MAIN EVENT ON FRIDAY, APRIL 26TH AT THE MET PHILADELPHIA
    By , Sat, 23 Mar 2019
  • Who’s afraid of Errol Spence Jr.?
    By Recah Trinidad, Sat, 23 Mar 2019
  • Weigh-In Results: Pulev-Dinu and Magdaleno-Ramos
    By , Sat, 23 Mar 2019
  • Berenguer, Fernandez, Amper power Senate past House of Representatives in 3rd Congressional Sports Chess Team Tourney
    By Marlon Bernardino, Sat, 23 Mar 2019
  • Blair Cobbs Defeats Ferdinand Kerobyan in his Hometown, Captures Jr. NABF Title
    By , Sat, 23 Mar 2019
  • 3-Time Olympian Anvar Yunusov Ready For Carlos Colon Next Friday Night at SugarHouse Casino
    By , Sat, 23 Mar 2019
  • 'EL MOZO' RODRIGUEZ STOPS 'NO MERCY' GESTA IN MAIN EVENT OF INAUGURAL EDITION OF GOLDEN BOY DAZN THURSDAY NIGHT FIGHTS
    By , Fri, 22 Mar 2019
  • Kubrat Pulev and Bogdan Dinu Ready for Heavyweight Rumble
    By , Fri, 22 Mar 2019
  • Jarrett Hurd Defends His IBF & WBA Titles Against Top Contender Julian Williams
    By , Fri, 22 Mar 2019
  • Michael Hunter Calls Out All Heavyweight Champions and Contenders
    By , Fri, 22 Mar 2019
  • Bombs away in title eliminators
    By Joaquin Henson, Fri, 22 Mar 2019
  • Saturday: Sam Bowen-Jordan McCorry and Nathan Gorman-Kevin Johnson Headline ESPN+ Card
    By , Fri, 22 Mar 2019
  • SHUMENOV-GOULAMIRIAM TITLE FIGHT MAY OPEN NEW REGIME IN KAZAKHSTAN
    By , Fri, 22 Mar 2019
  • USA Boxing Alumni Association Profile: Delvis "Mac" McCadden's remarkable journey from MLB and NCAA to USA Boxing
    By , Fri, 22 Mar 2019
  • TMZ SPORTS EXCLUSIVE: Adrien Broner Hit With Restraining Order Over Violent Homophobic Threats
    By , Fri, 22 Mar 2019
  • "Dawg Fight" trilogy "Chocolate" vs. "Dragon Hulk" - Alphonso Frierson & Mike Trujillo to Settle score for Miami BYB bragging rights
    By , Fri, 22 Mar 2019
  • Manny speaks at Elorde Awards Night
    By Joaquin Henson, Thu, 21 Mar 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.