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NBA AFRICA GAME -- All systems go after warm welcome party
By Balt Ducay Chavez, PhilBoxing.com, 05 Aug 2017
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa. After it's maiden game last August 1, 2015, the second NBA Africa Game gets underway on August 5, 2017 at the TicketPro Dome here in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The event is a follow up to the Read full story
NBA -- Will The King be a Knick in 2018?
By Ralph Rimpell, PhilBoxing.com, 01 Aug 2017
NEW YORK -- For the past six months or so the NBA has been buzzing about the mess in New York as it pertains to the direction that former team president Phil Jackson Read full story
TOURNAMENT SEEDINGS AND MATCHUPS ANNOUNCED FOR MGM RESORTS NBA SUMMER LEAGUE 2017
By , PhilBoxing.com, 12 Jul 2017
LAS VEGAS, July 11, 2017 – The Toronto Raptors earned the top seed in the MGM Resorts NBA Summer League tournament for the second consecutive year, following the first five days of action in Las Vegas. The single-elimination tournament tips off on Wednesday, July 12, at the Thomas & Mack Center and Read full story
NBA -- Lakers trade D'Angelo Russell to Nets
By Balt Ducay Chavez, PhilBoxing.com, 22 Jun 2017
Just two seasons after he was chosen as the No.2 overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft, D'Angelo Russell's tenure with the Los Angeles Lakers ended abruptly on Tuesday when he wa Read full story
2017 NBA Finals -- The Golden State Warriors are NBA champions once again
By Henrick Macalintal, PhilBoxing.com, 13 Jun 2017
OAKLAND -- The Golden State Warriors are back on top of the mountain.
Kevin Durant sizzled with 39 points while Steph Curry added 34 and 10 assists as the Warriors dethroned the Cleveland Cavaliers in five games a Read full story
2017 NBA Finals -- Eight-point underdogs in Game 5, Cavs continue uphill climb
By Mehmet Bugra Balaban, PhilBoxing.com, 12 Jun 2017
OAKLAND, California. After avoiding a humiliating sweep with an impressive 136-117 Game 4 win at the Quicken Loans Arena two days ago, the Cleveland Cavaliers continue to face long odds in defending their NBA title again Read full story
2017 NBA Finals -- Cavs avoid sweep, thrash Warriors in Game 4
By Paolo Catapang, PhilBoxing.com, 10 Jun 2017
CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Cavaliers will live to play another day.
Down 0-3 against the powerhouse Golden State Warriors, the Cleveland Cavaliers set NBA Finals records of most points scored in any Read full story
Star-studded 2017 NBA Finals at The Q
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 10 Jun 2017
CLEVELAND -- For the 10th time in as many years, PhilBoxing.com's NBA page writers have been credentialed to cover the NBA Finals.
In this year's championship series, writers Joan Secuya-Medida and Henrick Macali Read full story
2017 NBA Finals --- Kevin Durant 3 brings Warriors 1 game away from title (PHOTOS)
By Paolo Catapang, PhilBoxing.com, 08 Jun 2017
CLEVELAND -- Kevin Durant nailed a 3 from 26 feet to give the Golden State Warriors the lead for good as they rallied late to take Game 3 of the NBA Finals, 118-113, Wednesday night at the Quicken Loans Arena.
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How not to tame Golden State
By Recah Trinidad, PhilBoxing.com, 06 Jun 2017
ALL is not lost for defending champion Cleveland, going by how the Cavaliers were able to regain a degree of dignity in the opening half of the NBA Finals Game 2 at the Oracle Arena.
The Cavs could yet stall the r Read full story
2017 NBA Finals -- Warriors crush Cavaliers, 132-113, to take 2-0 lead (Photos)
By Joan Secuya-Medida, PhilBoxing.com, 06 Jun 2017
OAKLAND -- After being blown out in Game 1 by 22 points, the Cleveland Cavaliers made significant adjustments that saw a more physical defense and a more aggressive approach on the offensive end. Read full story
2017 NBA Finals -- After an impressive Game 1 rout, Warriors look to take 2-0 lead
By Henrick Macalintal, PhilBoxing.com, 03 Jun 2017
OAKLAND -- This was what the rest of the league had feared: a super team that will dominate the NBA for seasons to come.
The addition of Kevin Durant, who left Oklahoma City this past summer t Read full story
It’s a Game One NBA All-Star Massacre
By Recah Trinidad, PhilBoxing.com, 03 Jun 2017
THERE are NBA first-day flops, there are horrendous mismatches, there are rotten superstar duels, then there was yesterday’s NBA Finals Game One Nightmare.
The Golden State Warriors, favored and playing at their h Read full story
PACQUIAO, JAWORKSI ET AL:
By Eddie Alinea of Spin.ph, PhilBoxing.com, 02 Jun 2017
If 2016 is to LeBron James of the NBA champions Cleveland Cavaliers, year 2017 could be to Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors.
This was the consensus gathered from those who believe Warriors, with Durant re Read full story
The Finals: It’s now NBA All-Star War
By Recah Trinidad, PhilBoxing.com, 31 May 2017
IN boxing, it’s a candidate Fight of the Year before the first punch could be thrown or landed.
The NBA Finals series promises to be a classic, epic battle for the ages, just like the 1975 Ali-Frazier Thrilla in Manila.
It Read full story
NBA PLAYOFFS -- Warriors heavily favored to win 2017 NBA Finals
By Henrick Macalintal, PhilBoxing.com, 26 May 2017
LOS ANGELES -- With a powerhouse cast led by Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson, the Golden State Warriors are heavily favored to win the 2017 NBA Finals over the Cleveland Cavaliers w Read full story
2017 NBA Playoffs -- Cavs seize Game 4, take commanding 3-1 lead over reeling Celtics (PHOTOS)
By Andrew Schroeder, PhilBoxing.com, 25 May 2017
CLEVELAND -- With LeBron James mired in foul trouble, Kyrie Irving picked up the slack and led a 40-23 third quarter onslaught that catapulted the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 112-99 triumph over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday Read full story
NBA PLAYOFFS -- Warriors sweep Spurs, enter NBA Finals for third straight year
By , PhilBoxing.com, 23 May 2017
CHICAGO -- The Golden State Warriors' offensive machine continues to destroy everything in its path, this time eliminating the vaunted San Antonio Spurs following a 129-115 Game 4 win on Monday night at the AT&T Center.
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NBA PLAOYFFS -- Celtics stun Cavs with Game 3 steal, 111-108
By Andrew Schroeder, PhilBoxing.com, 23 May 2017
CLEVELAND -- The Boston Celtics came storming back from a 21-point third quarter deficit and stunned the Cleveland Cavaliers, 111-108, in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Sunday at the Quicken Loans Arena.
Avery Bradley sank a dagger 3 with 0.1 seconds left to play as the Celtics compl Read full story
NBA PLAYOFFS -- Cavs destroy Celtics in Game 1 of the East Finals
By Paolo Catapang, PhilBoxing.com, 19 May 2017
WASHINGTON -- After so much anticipation, so much hype, Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals turned out be a sleeper as the Cleveland Cavaliers annihilated the Boston Celtics, 117-103, at the TD Garden Read full story