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NBA -- Wizards take Game 4 to tie Raptors series at 2-2
By Paolo Catapang, PhilBoxing.com, 23 Apr 2018
WASHINGTON -- With their season on the line and trailing 94-92 with 4:37 left to play, the Washington Wizards stunned the Toronto Raptors with a 14-4 run to capture Game 4 on Sunday night at the Read full story
NBA -- Bucks take Game 4 behind Antetokounmpo's late tip-in
By Taha Qureshi, PhilBoxing.com, 23 Apr 2018
INDIANA. Giannis Antetokounmpo has many big games under his belt. But his late game heroics Sunday afternoon at the BMO Harris Bradley Center is probably the biggest of them all so far.
Antetokounmpo, known as Read full story
NBA -- How sweep it is: Pelicans eliminate Blazers
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 23 Apr 2018
CHICAGO -- The New Orleans Pelicans are off to the second round of the playoffs for the first time since 2008.
The milestone was achieved yesterday when New Orleans outlasted the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 4, 131-123, Read full story
NBA - - Timberwolves sink Rockets 121-105 in Game 3
By Daniel Quindao Guden, PhilBoxing.com, 22 Apr 2018
MINNEAPOLIS - Minnesota Timberwolves All-Stars Jimmy Butler and Karl-Anthony Towns demolished the visiting Houston Rockets 121-105 Saturday night (Sunday morning RP Time) at the sold out Target Center.
ButlerR Read full story
NBA -- Sixers take 2-1 lead over Miami
By Roman David Garay, PhilBoxing.com, 22 Apr 2018
Miami -- Joel Embiid’s return after missing 10 games, was a smashing playoff debut as the Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Miami Heat 128-120 Thursday night at the American Airlines Arena in Miami.
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NBA --- Pelicans take control, lead Blazers 3-0
By Absalon Inocian, Jr., PhilBoxing.com, 21 Apr 2018
New Orleans – Nikola Mirotic, a harp-shooting 6-foot-10 big, led the New Orleans Pelicans to a 119-102 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 3 of their Western Conference quart Read full story
NBA -- Jazz halts Thunder, knots series at 1-1
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 20 Apr 2018
CHICAGO. The Utah Jazz survived a 19-0 third quarter run by the Oklahoma City Thunder to score a huge Game 2 victory on Wednesday night at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
Donovan Mitchell continues to shine as Rookie of the Year candidate with 28 points, including 13 in the fourth quarter. Derrick F Read full story
NBA -- LeBron fires 46 as Cavs bounce back in Game 2
By Rex Alba, PhilBoxing.com, 20 Apr 2018
CLEVELAND. LeBron James exploded for 46 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Indiana Pacers, 100-97, in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference quarter-finals on Wednesday night at the Quicken Loans Arena.
After a Read full story
NBA -- Celtics storm to 2-0 lead
By Oliver Iglesias, PhilBoxing.com, 19 Apr 2018
BOSTON – The Celtics relied on a balanced scoring attack and excellent defense to repel Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks 120-106 on Tuesday night before a sell-out crowd at the TD Garden.
Jaylen Brown sc Read full story
Spurs not in top form, “Pop” is
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, 16 Apr 2018
San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has been known for tormenting media men, more so if he finds their questions to be silly or obvious. Or sometimes stupid.
He does not like entertaining reporters even in the best of times. A Read full story
Record 22M fans watch 2017-2018 NBA regular season games
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, 16 Apr 2018
The NBA 2017-2018 season has broken all-time records in total attendance, average attendance and sellouts.
The world’s oldest and longest existing professional league in basketball reported that for the fourth consecutive season, the NBA set a new record for total attendance, breaking the 22 mill Read full story
NBA -- Davis carries Pelicans over Blazers, Simmons shines for Sixers
By Absalon Inocian, Jr., PhilBoxing.com, 16 Apr 2018
NEW ORLEANS -- The New Orleans Pelicans hadn't won a playoffs game in six years. The first one was sweet and special.
Anthony Davis, a five-time All-Star and MVP candidate, led the charge with 35 p Read full story
NBA Playoffs -- Warriors opens title defense with Spurs rout
By Joan Secuya-Medida, PhilBoxing.com, 15 Apr 2018
OAKLAND -- The Golden State Warriors opened their title defense in impressive fashion on Saturday night, blasting the San Antonio Spurs, 113-92, at the Oracle Arena.
Klay Thompson made 11 of 13 field goals, including 5-o Read full story
NBA Playoffs -- Raptors edge Wizards, 114-106, take Game 1
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 15 Apr 2018
CHICAGO -- The Toronto Raptors ended their 10-game losing streak in Game 1 of playoffs openers when they handled their business on Saturday afternoon and beat the Washington Wizards, 114-106. at the Air Canada Centre.
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Are the Warriors still hungry?
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, 14 Apr 2018
The Golden State Warriors don’t really have to prove anything to anyone. But they sure look not well needing to pick up the slack two days to their first round meeting with the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs. L Read full story
NBA playoffs preview: Who’s playing who in the East and West
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, 13 Apr 2018
The 2017-2018 NBA Regular Season has come to an end and 16 teams -- eight from the East and an equal number in the West -- made it to the post season.
The playoffs is the postseason tournament of the world’s oldest and bigge Read full story
NBA -- The King earns another milestone
By Rex Alba, PhilBoxing.com, 13 Apr 2018
CLEVELAND -- LeBron James reached another milestone on Wednesday night at the Quicken Loans Arena where he suited up in the Cavaliers' 110-98 loss to the New York Knicks, Read full story
NBA --- Resting Celtics head to playoffs with another W
By Oliver Iglesias, PhilBoxing.com, 13 Apr 2018
BOSTON -- With the No.2 seed in the Eastern Conference already locked up with a few days to go before the playoffs begin, the Boston Celtics rested most of their starters during the team's 82nd and final game of a long and grueling 2017-18 NBA season.
But Boston, with a robust 55-27 slate headin Read full story
NBA -- Celtics nail second seed with win over Bulls
By Oliver Iglesias, PhilBoxing.com, 08 Apr 2018
BOSTON – The Boston Celtics solidified their hold for the second spot in the East as they beat the Chicago Bulls 111-104 before a sellout crowd on Friday night at the TD Garden.
Guard Jaylen Brown scored 32 points and Greg M Read full story
NBA -- Pelicans tighten grip on playoffs berth
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 08 Apr 2018
CHICAGO -- With their playoffs lives on the line on Saturday night, the New Orleans Pelicans put on a show and out-slugged the defending champions Golden State Warriors in a spellbinding 126-120 victory at the Oracle Arena.
In a match-up highlighting two of the game's best performers, Anthony Dav Read full story