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NBA -- Butler's missed FT dooms Wolves against Pistons
By Daniel Quindao Guden, PhilBoxing.com, 22 Nov 2017
MINNEAPOLIS - Veteran Jimmy Butler missed a key free throw late as the Detroit Pistons tripped the Minnesota Timerwolves, 100-97, Sunday night at the Target Center.
It was a close call for the Wolves, who waxed hot early and took a 24-22 lead in the opening quarter. Head coach Tom Read full story
NBA -- Celtics rally past Warriors, 92-88, win 14th straight
By Oliver Iglesias, PhilBoxing.com, 17 Nov 2017
BOSTON. The Boston Celtics extended their season-high streak to 14 on Thursday night, stunning the Golden State Warriors, 92-88 before a sell-out crowd at the T.D. Garden.
After trailing by as many as 17 in Read full story
NBA -- With Irving out, Celtics rally past Hornets, 90-87
By Oliver Iglesias, PhilBoxing.com, 12 Nov 2017
BOSTON – With Kyrie Irving knocked out of the game with a facial injury, the Boston Celtics rallied from an 18-point deficit to stun the Charlotte Hornets, 90-87, at the TD Garden.
Irving went down ear Read full story
NBA -- Spurs throttle Bulls, 133-94
By Reylan Loberternos, PhilBoxing.com, 12 Nov 2017
Tagbilaran City, Bohol - The San Antonio Spurs banked on a 37-point first quarter output and -15 first and 67 bench points to beat the struggling Chicago Bulls 133-94 Saturday night (Sunday Morning, Manila Time Read full story
NBA -- Lack of D, inconsistent play highlight Wizards' slow start
By Paolo Catapang, PhilBoxing.com, 10 Nov 2017
WASHINGTON - John Wall and the Washington Wizards entered the 2017-18 NBA season with great expectations. They weren't just penciled in for a deep post-season run, they were supposed to be serious contenders with enough talent to challenge the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Eastern Conference ti Read full story
NBA -- Celtics hold off Lakers, 107-96, notch 10th straight victory
By Oliver Iglesias, PhilBoxing.com, 10 Nov 2017
BOSTON – Don’t look now, but after stumbling to an 0-2 start, the Boston Celtics have won 10 straight.
Aron Baynes had 23 points and eight boards while Kyrie Irving added 19 despite going just 7-of Read full story
Sports Feature: The day Kobe Bryant debuted as an NBA player
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, 06 Nov 2017
The date was November 3, 1996, when Kobe Bryant made his official NBA debut in the Los Angeles Lakers’ game against the Minnesota Timberwolves and sophomore pro Kevin Garnett.
Few in the crowd would have guessed they were looking Read full story
NBA -- Bucks succumb to too much Thunder, 110-91
By Taha Qureshi, PhilBoxing.com, 02 Nov 2017
MILWAUKEE-- The visiting Oklahoma City Thunder employed a well-balanced offense that allowed them to handle the host Milwaukee Bucks, 110-91, on Tuesday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
Paul Georg Read full story
NBA -- Lakers halt Pistons' win streak with 20-point rout
By Henrick Macalintal, PhilBoxing.com, 02 Nov 2017
LOS ANGELES-- Prized rookie Lonzo Ball didn't have a particularly good night with a quiet 13 points, six rebounds and three assists, but his teammates came through as the L Read full story
NBA -- Celtics end 6-year drought, beat Spurs, 108-94
By Oliver Iglesias, PhilBoxing.com, 01 Nov 2017
BOSTON – Gregg Popovich was calm and relaxed, even joking with the media before the game. The show of confidence was perhaps fueled by the fact that the Celtics has never beaten his team since 2011.
But it was a different outco Read full story
NBA -- Warriors pegged as heavy favorites to repeat as champs
By Taha Qureshi, PhilBoxing.com, 18 Oct 2017
INDIANA -- The 2017-18 NBA regular season opens today with a nationally televised double-header featuring the Golden State Warriors hosting the Houston Rockets at the Oracle Arena in the main ev Read full story
NBA -- Bulls' Mirotic taken to hospital after "fight" erupts at practice
By Anas Farooq, PhilBoxing.com, 18 Oct 2017
INDIANA -- Although the 2017-18 NBA regular season officially opens today in two different venues around the league, the Chicago Bulls won't begin their season until Thursday.
But things already got exciting in Read full story
NBA -- 2017 China Global Games a mega hit (PHOTOS)
By Vicente Chavez, PhilBoxing.com, 11 Oct 2017
SHANGHAI -- Two game dates plus two NBA teams clashing equals one big spectacle.
That, in a nutshell, is the story of the 2017 China Global Games as a sea of humanity, united in its deep passion f Read full story
NBA -- Kyle Kuzma among new faces for hopeful Lakers
By Wilfredo Rivera Jr., PhilBoxing.com, 11 Oct 2017
LOS ANGELES. After finishing with a tepid 26-56 record last season, the rebuilding Los Angeles Lakers have a lot to be hopeful for in this upcoming 2017-18 campaign. And while playoffs remains a tough goal to achieve in a power-pack Read full story
NBA -- Theis shines as Celtics clip Hornets, 94-82
By Oliver Iglesias, PhilBoxing.com, 06 Oct 2017
BOSTON -- The Boston Celtics had a triumphant pre-season debut on Monday night, beating the Charlotte Hornets, 94-82, at the TD Garden.
Jayson Tatum scored 9 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists while Kyrie Irving added 9 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists. But it was rooki Read full story
NBA -- Bulls start preseason with 113-109 win over Pelicans
By William Zaragoza, PhilBoxing.com, 06 Oct 2017
CHICAGO -- The Chicago Bulls opened their exhibition season with a 113-109 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night at the Smoothie King Center.
The rebuilding Bulls, who lost veterans Jimmy Butler, Read full story
NBA -- Mapping out the future in the Far East through NBA Cares
By Vicente Chavez, PhilBoxing.com, 05 Oct 2017
ILOILO CITY --Since opening its doors to the global community nearly four decades ago, the pursuit to build a better future has always been on point for the National Basketball Association.
Through the NBA Cares program, th Read full story
NBA -- Irving leads new-look Celtics' team practice in Rhode Island
By Oliver Iglesias, PhilBoxing.com, 02 Oct 2017
BOSTON– Kyrie Irving and the Boston Celtics are holding their training camp for the 2017-18 season in Rhode Island, – the team's first since 2008. Read full story
NBA -- Lakers and Clippers hold Media Day, gear for tough 2017-18 season ahead
By Sean Yu, PhilBoxing.com, 27 Sep 2017
LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers held their Media Day on September 25 at the UCLA Training Center and the La Playa Vista practice facility, respectively.
Both teams face a challenging 2017-18 NBA season in a power-loaded Western Conference where the Golden State Read full story
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