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NBA PLAYOFFS - Heat looking like beast in the East
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 30 Apr 2012
AGAINST the No.2 seed in the Eastern Conference, the No.7 seed New York Knicks were given a puncher's chance to topple the mighty Miami Heat when the 2012 NBA playoffs unreeled Saturday afternoon.
Instead, the high- Read full story
NBA PLAYOFFS - Rose's torn ACL could sideline MVP for nine months
By Fakhouri Amjid, PhilBoxing.com, 30 Apr 2012
BY now, everybody knows. Derrick Rose is out for the remainder of these NBA playoffs, no thanks to a severe injury the reigning MVP sustained in the final 70 seconds of Saturday's Bulls-Sixers showdown at the United Center.
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NBA - Promising future for rebuilding Kings
By Jose Roberto Meza, PhilBoxing.com, 28 Apr 2012
SACRAMENTO - Even though the Kings easily demolished the visiting Los Angeles Lakers, 113-96, Thursday night at the Power Balance Pavilion here in West Sacramento, there wasn't much urge among loyal fans to jump up and down and celebrate Read full story
ALL SET FOR 2012 NBA PLAYOFFS
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 28 Apr 2012
HALF the journey is over. In golf parlance, it means the front nine is history and it's now time for the back nine, where champions are made.
After 123 days and 66 games, the cramped schedule of a lockout-condensed regu Read full story
NBA Playoffs- Bulls capture East's No.1 seed
By Fakhouri Amjid, PhilBoxing.com, 25 Apr 2012
AFTER weeks of looking over their shoulders and constantly finding the Miami Heat closing on their heels, the Chicago Bulls can finally rest easy.
It's official, the Bulls will enter the NBA playoffs as the No.1 see Read full story
NBA - High price for World Peace
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 25 Apr 2012
TWO days after he violently threw an elbow to the side of the head of Oklahoma City Thunder forward James Harden, LA Lakers forward Metta World Peace got his deserved punishment Tuesday afternoon when the NBA meted him a 7-game suspension.
World Peace makes $6.7 million this year and since his Read full story
NBA - Jazz eclipse Suns, nail last playoffs berth
By Nicholai R. Roska, PhilBoxing.com, 25 Apr 2012
LOS ANGELES -- The Utah Jazz nailed the 8th and final playoffs berth in the Western Conference Tuesday night by beating the Phoenix Suns, 100-88, at the Energy Solutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Utah hosted the hom Read full story
Sixers secure last playoffs spot in the East
By Jose Roberto Meza, PhilBoxing.com, 24 Apr 2012
THE race for the 8th and final playoffs berth in the NBA's Eastern Conference was officially settled Monday night. The Philadelphia 76ers are in. The Milwaukee Bucks are out.
Philadelphia sealed the deal with a 105 Read full story
Spurs clinch No.1 seed in the West
By Juleene Janell Aderhold, PhilBoxing.com, 24 Apr 2012
SO much for the suspense.
For the second consecutive year, the San Antonio Spurs will head into the NBA playoffs as the No.1 seed in the Western Conference, a feat they secured by clobbering the Portland TrailBlaze Read full story
Bulls vs. Mavs -- Must-see TV
By Fakhouri Amjid, PhilBoxing.com, 22 Apr 2012
CHICAGO -- Every Bulls home game is an event in this city of broad shoulders, a must-see for loyal fans who regularly fill the United Center to capacity
But Saturday night's tip-off isn't just another home game in late Read full story
Heat pours fuel on rivalry, burns Bulls
By Fakhouri Amjid, PhilBoxing.com, 20 Apr 2012
WITH supremacy in the Eastern Conference on the line, the Miami Heat showed the Chicago Bulls that they were -- for one night at least -- the top dogs.
Led by LeBron James' 27 points, 11 rebounds and six assists, the Read full story
Milwaukee Bucks' playoffs hopes dashed
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 20 Apr 2012
TRAILING by three games with four games left in their regular season schedule, the Milwaukee Bucks' playoffs aspirations is on death watch.
And no thanks to a brutal 118-109 pounding at the hands of the Indiana Pacers Thursday night at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse, the Bucks may have taken one Read full story
Suns nip Clippers, cling to 8th playoffs spot
By Jose Roberto Meza, PhilBoxing.com, 20 Apr 2012
LOS ANGELES -- It was tighter than spandex, much closer than a local election. But after 24 lead changes and 19 ties, the Phoenix Suns subdued the high-flying Clippers from Los Angeles, 93-90, Thursday night at the US A Read full story
Dwight Howard's season of discontent ends
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 20 Apr 2012
IT was a season of discontent for center Dwight Howard, one marred by free agency woes, back pains that sidelined him for eight games, and one very public discord with his head coach -- Stan Van Gundy.
Well, that season end Read full story
Bulls lock No.1 seed ... almost
By Fakhouri Amjid, PhilBoxing.com, 14 Apr 2012
CHICAGO -- Barring a collapse of biblical proportions, the Chicago Bulls are poised to assume the No.1 seed in the Eastern Conference when the 2012 NBA playoffs begin this April 28.
Up until Thursday night, the No.2 ranked Miami Heat were still in contention for the top seed in the East, but t Read full story
Out-of-sync MVP hopes to play better
By Scott Au, PhilBoxing.com, 14 Apr 2012
CHICAGO -- The rust was expected. After all, he had missed 12 straight games this seaosn and 23 overall after dealing with issues concerning his toe, ankle and groin.
But not even Derrick Rose, the league's reigning MVP, c Read full story
Rose eyes payback against Knicks
By Fakhouri Amjid, PhilBoxing.com, 10 Apr 2012
CHICAGO -- He doesn't say much. He always lets his game do the talking.
But if the eyes were indeed the windows to the soul, then you can tell that Derrick Rose can't wait to avenge his team's heartbreaking 100-99 ov Read full story
San Antonio rests top stars, stumbles in Utah
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 10 Apr 2012
FOR a veteran NBA team with multiple championships under its belt, getting some rest is clearly more important than the race for the best overall record in the NBA.
That was exactly the case Monday night at the Ener Read full story
Rockets take off in Chicago, snap Bulls streak
By Fakhouri Amjid, PhilBoxing.com, 03 Apr 2012
CHICAGO -- The Chicago Bulls have not lost back-to-back regular season games since Feb 5 and 7 of last year. It's a streak that coursed through 86 games, just nine shy of the NBA record set by the Utah Jazz between 1997 Read full story
Hot and cold Bulls hold off Pistons
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 01 Apr 2012
It wasn't exactly a profile in excellence as the host Chicago Bulls struggled to shoot the ball and were mired in 15 turnovers against the Detroit Pistons Friday night at the United Center.
But following a pattern Read full story