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NBA -- Clips blow out OKC with 37-point fourth quarter
By Robert Mellana, PhilBoxing.com, 21 Oct 2018
LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Clippers unleashed 37 fourth quarter points to score a come from behind 108-92 victory over the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday night at Staples Center.
The Clips trailed 77-71 Read full story
NBA -- Butler gets mix of boos and cheers from Wolves fans
By Daniel Quindao Guden, PhilBoxing.com, 21 Oct 2018
MINNEAPOLIS -- All Star Jimmy Butler received a plethora of boos and cheers by the 18,978 home fans that attended the Minnesota Timberolves' home season opener on Friday night at the Target Center.
Butler was booed during Read full story
What can stop the Warriors from winning a 3-peat?
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, 19 Oct 2018
“Hurricanes, tornadoes, snow storms, man-made… something man-made, Chernobyl.”
Those were some of the ways, NBA analyst Charles Barkley said, as told to Dime Magazine, the Golden State Warriors can be stopped in their bid Read full story
NBA Recap: DeRozan Topscores as Spurs Survive Gritty Wolves
By Reylan Loberternos, PhilBoxing.com, 19 Oct 2018
Boracay Island, Philippines – All Star DeMar DeRozan’s first game as a Spur started slow, but ended well, as the San Antonio Spurs eked out a 112-108 victory over the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves at the jam-packed AT&T C Read full story
NBA -- Nuggets hold off Clippers, 107-98
By Carlo Jay Cabagnot, PhilBoxing.com, 19 Oct 2018
The Denver Nuggets opened their season with a hard-fought 107-98 win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night at Staples Center.
The Nuggets shot poorly --- 33 of 87 form the field and 8-of-24 from deep --- but th Read full story
NBA -- 2018-19 season opens with a bang. Celtics, Warriors flex muscles
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 18 Oct 2018
CHICAGO -- Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward, both returning from injuries, had a jittery start to the 2018-19 campaign but the Boston Celtic used the might of their defense and the depth of their bench the beat the Philadelphia Read full story
NBA Preview: Depleted Spurs Test Shaky Timberwolves Core
By Reylan Loberternos, PhilBoxing.com, 18 Oct 2018
Boracay Island, Philippines – The Spurs will not only open the season for the first time without any of the legendary big three of Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginobili on the roster, but will also be without three young guards Dejounte Murray, Lonnie Walker IV, and Derrick White due to injurie Read full story
Can this be the Rockets’ season, finally?
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, 17 Oct 2018
The last time the Houston Rockets lost to the Golden State Warriors in the Conference Finals, they suffered a two-year hangover.
That shouldn’t happen this season. It can’t, happen. Chris Paul will soon break the 35,000-minut Read full story
NBA ROSTERS FEATURE 108 INTERNATIONAL PLAYERS FROM 42 COUNTRIES AND TERRITORIES
By , PhilBoxing.com, 17 Oct 2018
– Fifth Consecutive Year League Has at Least 100 International Players and All 30 Teams Feature at Least One International Player –
– Canada is Most-Represented Country for Fifth Consecutive Year; Dallas Mavericks Lead League with Seven International Players –
NEW YORK, Oct. 16, 2018 – The Nat Read full story
NBA -- FIVE WARRIORS TO TEAM USA?
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, 14 Oct 2018
Barring any unforeseen incident like injuries, contract situations, etc., five NBA All Star Golden State Warriors could be wearing the USA national colors in a pair of international competitions scheduled next year and two years fro Read full story
NBA -- Kerr pays Winter a tribute
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, 13 Oct 2018
“Tex knew more about the history of the game and the fundamentals of the game than anybody he had ever met in his life.”
That was how Golden State assistant coach Ron Adams told head Warriors’ head bench tactician Steve Kerr Read full story
NBA -- The Utah Jazz: the best defensive team in the NBA
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, 12 Oct 2018
Which team had the best record in the NBA over the last 35 games of last season? Which team had the best defensive rating in the NBA last season?
Which team had the Defensive Player of the Year awardee last season? Which Read full story
NBA -- Bulls rip Pacers behind 37-point first quarter
By Phil Hatzitheodorou, PhilBoxing.com, 11 Oct 2018
CHICAGO -- The Chicago Bulls put on an impressive performance on Tuesday night and beat the visiting Indiana Pacers, 104-89, at the United Center.
Zach LaVine and Justin Holiday each fired 22 points while Bobby Portis pulled in 20 point Read full story
NBA -- Lakers top Warriors in Vegas joust (PHOTOS)
By Regil Ledesma, PhilBoxing.com, 11 Oct 2018
LAS VEGAS -- Steph Curry and Kevin Durant put on a shooting display but it wasn't enough as the Los Angeles Lakers won, 123-113, on Wednesday night at a packed T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Steph was being Steph, 23 Read full story
NBA -- Why the Celtics can beat the Warriors
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, 11 Oct 2018
For putting together an outstanding roster featuring three All-Stars in their respective primes -- Kyrie Irving, Al Horford, Gordon Hayward -- pair of young stars on the rise Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown and a handful Read full story
NBA -- Rockets demolish Sharks, 128-86
By Lilibeth V. Barredo, PhilBoxing.com, 11 Oct 2018
OAKLAND -- The Houston Rockets used a 38-20 first quarter run to make short work of the Shanghai Sharks, 128-86, on Tuesday night at the Toyota Center.
Reigning MVP James Harden sizzled with 38 points, hitting 9-of-14 Read full story
Where they failed last year, the 76ers might succeed his season
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, 10 Oct 2018
It happened in the 1986 Houston Rockets starring Akeem Olajuwon and Ralph Sampson, in the 1995 Orlando Magic of Shaquille O’Neal and Penny Hardaway and in the 2012 Oklahoma City Thunder of Kevin Durant, Russell Westbroo Read full story
NBA -- Thunder strikes Atlanta, 113-94
By Marietta Sanders, PhilBoxing.com, 09 Oct 2018
OAKLAND -- With former league MVP Russell Westbrook resting with a right knee injury, Paul George has been carrying the offensive load for the OKC Thunder as of late.
On Sunday night at the Cheasapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma, George was a Read full story
OKC Thunder can be serious NBA title contender, too
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, 08 Oct 2018
Can the Oklahoma City Thunder do what the Dallas Mavericks did six years ago?
Like the Thunder, that 2011 Mavericks team was built around future Hall-of-Famer Dirk Nowitzki whose liabilities and shortcomings caused peop Read full story
NBA -- Clips trip Lakers in Anaheim sortie
By Robert Mellana, PhilBoxing.com, 08 Oct 2018
LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers traveled to nearby Anaheim for a preseason game that was away from their shared home floor -- the Staples Center.
A sold-out crowd of 18,040 fans made their wa Read full story