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NBA WEST -- Clippers steal Game 7, move to 2nd round
By Joan Secuya-Medida, PhilBoxing.com, 14 May 2012
LOS ANGELES -- After blowing two chances, the LA Clippers finally got the job done and knocked out the Memphis Grizzlies, 82-72, in Game 7 of their Round 1 series Sunday afternoon at the FedEx Forum in Memphis.
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NBA WEST -- Grizzlies maul Clippers, force Game 7
By Joan Secuya-Medida, PhilBoxing.com, 13 May 2012
LOS ANGELES -- Close out games are never easy. The LA Clippers found that out the hard way Friday night at the Staples Center here in downtown Los Angeles.
With a 3-2 series lead over the Memphis Grizzlies, the Clippers had the golden opportunity to close out and advance to the second round. A Read full story
NBA - LeBron James to be named MVP on Sunday
By Joan Secuya-Medida, PhilBoxing.com, 12 May 2012
LOS ANGELES -- Love him or hate him, LeBron James is the best player in the NBA.
According to ESPN sources, the 6-foot-9, 250-pound Miami Heat forward was chosen by the media voters as this season's Most Valuable Player (M Read full story
NBA PLAYOFFS -- Heat ousts Knicks, storms through Round 2
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 10 May 2012
SINCE the 2012 playoffs began last April 28, LeBron James has been wearing a mouthpiece inscribed with the roman numerals XVI, which represents the number of wins the Miami Heat needs to capture this year's NBA title.
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NBA PLAYOFFS -- Clippers go for 1st round KO in Memphis
By Ryan Medida, PhilBoxing.com, 10 May 2012
LOS ANGELES -- With the steady hands of point guard Chris Paul on deck, the LA Clippers have not only stayed afloat in the rough waters of these NBA playoffs, they are thriving it in, leading the Memphis Grizzlies 3-1 in their be Read full story
WHY THIS YEAR’S MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES ARE DESTINED TO FAIL
By Reylan Loberternos, PhilBoxing.com, 10 May 2012
Rudy Gay was not part of last year's team that had a remarkable postseason run, bulldozing the then top-seeded Spurs and forcing the young and mighty Thunder to the brink. He is considered by many (excluding me) as Memphis' Read full story
NBA PLAYOFFS -- Pacers finish off Magic, advance to 2nd round
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 09 May 2012
THE No.3 seeded Indiana Pacers became the first team in the Eastern Conference to earn a berth in the second round of the 2012 NBA playoffs when they knocked out the No.6 seeded Orlando Magic Tuesday night at the Bankers Life F Read full story
NBA PLAYOFFS - Spurs sweep Jazz, advance to second round
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 08 May 2012
THE San Antonio Spurs exorcised the ghosts of their recent playoffs past by sweeping the Utah Jazz in their opening round series and punch a ticket to this year's Western Conference semifinals against the winner of the winner of Read full story
NBA PLAYOFFS-- Facing elimination, no Noah for Bulls in Game 5
By Fakhouri Amjid, PhilBoxing.com, 08 May 2012
CHICAGO -- If the Bulls were to stave off playoffs elimination Tuesday night at the United Center, they will have to do so without center Joakim Noah, whose badly sprained left ankle remains very far south from 100 percent.
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NBA PLAYOFFS -- Clippers trip Grizzlies in Game 3 thriller
By Juleene Janell Aderhold, PhilBoxing.com, 06 May 2012
LOS ANGELES - For the second time in three games, the LA Clippers came back from the brink of defeat to beat the Memphis Grizzlies and take a 2-1 series lead Saturday afternoon at the Staples Center here in downtown Los A Read full story
Pacers vs Magic -- Indy wins by a nose, leads Magic 3-1
By Jose Roberto Meza, PhilBoxing.com, 06 May 2012
NO LEAD, no matter how large, is safe in the NBA playoffs.
The Indiana Pacers got that harrowing reminder Saturday afternoon when they surrendered a 19-point fourth quarter lead and had to sweat through an overtime sessio Read full story
LAKERS VS NUGGETS -- Size matters but speed kills
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 06 May 2012
WITH Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol at the helm , the Los Angeles Lakers frontline has an imposing 14 inches in length, easily dwarfing over the Denver Nuggets who only have unheralded Timofey Mozgov as the lone 7-footer in their Read full story
NBA PLAYOFFS -- Rondo's triple-double shoots down Hawks
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 06 May 2012
FLIRTING with disaster, the Boston Celtics squandered an 11-point fourth quarter lead before luckily hanging on to beat an undermanned but upset-minded Atlanta Hawks, 90-84 in overtime, Friday night at the TD Garden in Boston. Read full story
NBA PLAYOFFS -- LeBron shines, Heat leads Knicks 3-0
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 04 May 2012
THE good news is that after surrendering 204 points in their Games 1 and 2 defeats, the New York Knicks held the Miami Heat to a mere 87 points Thursday night at the Madison Square Garden in New York.
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NBA PLAYOFFS - Bulls seek redemption in Game 3
By Fakhouri Amjid, PhilBoxing.com, 04 May 2012
CHICAGO -- The Bulls did not just lose Game 2 of their series against Philadelphia last Tuesday night at the United Center, the No.1 overall seed in these NBA playoffs also lost homecourt advantage, a perk they got by finishing Read full story
NBA PLAYOFFS - Spurs blast Jazz, take 2-0 lead
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 03 May 2012
The San Antonio Spurs followed its Game 1 rout of the Utah Jazz with another blowout, this time a 114-83 conquest in Game 2 of their series Wednesday night at the AT&T Center in San Antonio.
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NBA PLAYOFFS - Knicks can't stand the Heat, go down 0-2
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 02 May 2012
IT'S official. The Knicks can't stand the Heat.
Two days after their 100-67 spanking at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, the No. 7 seed New York Knicks faltered again Monday night, this time a 104-94 beating that gave Read full story
NBA PLAYOFFS - Bulls lean on C.J. Watson to take over at point
By Fakhouri Amjid, PhilBoxing.com, 02 May 2012
CHICAGO -- Life without Derrick Rose charges on for the Chicago Bulls Tuesday night when they host the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 2 of their best-of-7 opening round series at the United Center.
The Bulls captured Game 1, 103-88, Saturday night and took a 1-0 lead. But it turned out to be the f Read full story
NBA PLAYOFFS -- Lakers open postseason with a bang
By Nicholai R. Roska, PhilBoxing.com, 30 Apr 2012
LOS ANGELES -- Unlike their previous campaigns, when they were heavy favorites to win it all, the LA Lakers are a mere No.3 seed in the Western Conference of this year's NBA playoffs.
But the back--to-back 200 Read full story
NBA PLAYOFFS -- Bynum plays big in Lakers opener
By Jose Roberto Meza, PhilBoxing.com, 30 Apr 2012
LOS ANGELES -- As usual, Kobe Bryant came up big when the LA Lakers opened their 2012 NBA playoffs run Sunday afteroon before a fullhouse crowd of 18,997 at the Staples Center here in dowtown Los Angeles.
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